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Faculty: Maria Rodríguez

Maria Rodriguez

María Rodríguez, Assistant Professor

Director, Advanced Semester in Honduras 2014

(616) 526-8641
mrodrigu@calvin.edu
Office: Hiemenga 411

Educational background

BA (Spanish and English Language and Literature K-12; Licenciatura in Foreign Language Teaching) Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras
MA (Education/Reading) Grand Valley State University 1998
PhD candidate Wayne State University

Academic interests

Spanish immersion education; foreign language teaching strategies; Latin American folklore; indigenous groups of Honduras and their oral traditions.

Recent activities

Participation in workshops for immersion educators; presentations for STEP program about Latin American music styles; will be going to two workshops in August at the Universidad Pedagogica Nacional in Honduras.

Hobbies

Reading, making crafts, spending time with her children, traveling, running and walking with friends.

Spanish-speaking countries visited

Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador.

Additional information

Mentors young mothers/refugee teenagers; organizes cultural activities with Latino women; teaches Sunday School; collaborates with Christian/public school programs.