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Angel Añorga

Title: Assoc Professor
Office: M302 BA MUNTZ
Tel: 513-936-7188
Email: angel.anorga@uc.edu


"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart." Nelson Mandela

"Literature is the expression of a feeling of deprivation, a recourse against a sense of something missing. But the contrary is also true: language is what makes us human. It is a recourse against the meaningless noise and silence of nature and history." Octavio Paz

"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school." Albert Einstein

 

Education

  • Doctor of Education (EdD), Second Language Studies, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2016 (Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition - Dissertation Adviser: Holly Johnson PhD - Dissertation Title: "Students’ Self-Efficacy Perceptions of Second Language Learning: Experiences in a Short-term Study Abroad").
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.), Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain, 2014 (Teaching & Learning Spanish Language and Culture).
  • Master of Arts (M.A.), University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA, 2004 (Spanish Linguistics).
  • Bachelor of Arts in Education (B.A.Ed.), Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru, 1997 (English - Spanish Education).

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Improving Second/Foreign Language Pronunciation through CALL
  • Socio-phonology and Cultural Evolution of Language
  • Pschycological Issues in SLA: Self-efficacy and language acquisition in study abroad
  • Best Practices in Second/Foreign Language Pedagogy

Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications

  • A. Añorga, R. Benander (2015). Creating a Pronunciation Profile of First Year Spanish Students. Foreign Language Annals, 48 (3), 434-446.
  • A. Woods, A. Añorga, T. Roig-Torres (2012). The Dilemma of Once-a-Week Courses: Challenges and Suggested Adjustments. AURCO Journal, 18, 140 - 151.

Other Publications

  • A. Añorga (2012). The TESOL journey: how did we get where we are?. Ohio TESOL Journal, 4 (3), 4-8..
  • A. Añorga (2015). (Under Review). What is Content-Based: A Discussion of Essential Models of Content-Based Education . Ohio TESOL Journal.

Presentations & Lectures

Paper Presentations

  • A. Añorga (2015). “Self-efficacy in Short-term Language Study Abroad Programs.” . American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • R. Benander, A. Añorga (2015). Research-based Teaching Strategies to Improve Pronunciation. American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • A. Añorga (2014). Transforming the Language Lab into a Collaborative Learning Center: A Plan of Renovation. Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) with International Association of Language Learning and Technology (IALLT) Annual Conference “Open, Online, Massive: The Future of Language Learning?, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.
  • A. Añorga, B. Mallory, A. Lundstedt (2013). Expanding the Classroom: Engaging Students Beyond the Four Walls. International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning (ISETL) Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • A. Woods, T. Roig-Torres, A. Añorga (2012). Facilitating Connections between L1 and L2: Does It Influence L2 Learning. American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
  • A. Añorga, E. Bethuy (2012). Implementing Manipulated Animations as Pedagogical Tools. International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning (ISETL) Annual Conference, San Antonio. TX.
  • T. Roig-Torres, A. Woods, A. Añorga (2012). Internal Service-learning: Engaging Upper-level Students as First Year Tutors. International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning (ISETL) Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • A. Añorga (2012). Metacognitive Application of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) to Improve L2 Pronunciation. Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) with International Association of Language Learning and Technology (IALLT) Annual Conference “Open Education: Resources and Design for Language Learning.”, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN.
  • A. Añorga, B. Mallory, H. Moore, R. Benander (2011). Experiential Learning as a Form of Professional Development for Pedagogical Innovation.. International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning (ISETL) Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • A. Añorga, B. Mallory, H. Moore, R. Benander (2011). Experiential Learning as a Form of Professional Development for Pedagogical Innovation.. International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning (ISETL) Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • A. Añorga (2011). Qualitative Study of Short-term Foreign Language Study Abroad Programs: From Profile Evaluation to Creating Rubrics. International Society of Language Studies (ISLS) Annual Conference, Oranjestad, Aruba.
  • A. Añorga (2010). Analysis of the Effect of the Application of Integrated Performance Assessment in the Spanish Classroom. The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) Annual Conference, Guadalajara, Mexico.
  • A. Añorga, T. Roig-Torres (2010). Once-a-week Foreign Language Classes: Effective ways of dealing with the gap between sessions. American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Honors & Awards

  • Diversity is Beautiful Award and Teaching Excellence, University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash College, 2011.

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • 2013 to 2016, Assistant Professor of Spanish, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College, Cincinnati, OH.
  • 2009 to 2013, Instructor of Spanish, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College, Cincinnati, OH.
  • 2005 to 2009, Adjunct Instructor of Spanish , Tulsa Community College, Tulsa, OK.
  • 2005 to 2009, Language Resource Center Coordinator - , Tulsa Community College, Tulsa, OK.
  • 2001 to 2005, Spanish Teacher, San Diego Unified School District, San Diego, CA.
  • 2003 to 2005, Adjunct Instructor of Spanish , San Diego Mesa College, San Diego, CA.
  • 2002 to 2003, Graduate Associate , San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.
  • 1999 to 2001, English as a Second Language Tutor, San Diego Mesa College STAR Program, San Diego, CA.
  • 1997 to 1998, English as a Foreign Language Instructor, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Escuela de Postgrado, Lima, Peru.
  • 1997 to 1998, English as a Foreign Language Teacher, Colegio Santa Rosa de Lima -, Lince, Lima Peru.
  • 1995 to 1996, English Teacher and English Language Coordinator, Colegio Harley - , Monterrico, Lima, Peru.
  • 1994 to 1995, Student Teacher, Colegio de Aplicacion San Marcos, Lima, Peru.
  • 1995 to 1995, English as a Foreign Language Teacher, Colegio Sor Ana de los Angeles -, Miraflores, Lima, Peru.
  • 2013 to 2013, Invited Scholar , Xi'an International Studies University, Xi'an, China.
  • 2016 to Present, Associate Professor of Spanish, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College, Cincinnati, OH.

Board Certifications/Licenses

  • California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, Professional Single Subject Clear Credential 2010
  • California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, Preliminary Single Subject Clear Credential 2001
  • San Diego Unified School District, No Child Left Behind Certificate of Compliance 2004
  • Oklahoma State Department of Education, Teaching Certificate 2004

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
  • Modern Languages Association (MLA)
  • American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP),
  • American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL)
  • Ohio TESOL (OTESOL)
  • International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning (ISETL)
  • Ohio Foreign Language Association (OFLA)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Courses Taught

  • English Phonology

  • Research in Second Language Pronunciation

  • All levels of Spanish

  • All levels of English as a Foreign Language

  • Language Assessment and Evaluation

  • Spanish Film and Culture

  • Medical Spanish