Angel Añorga

Angel Añorga

Assoc Professor

Professional Summary

"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



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 and Practice 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

Positions and Work Experience

2013 -2016 Assistant Professor of Spanish, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College, Cincinnati, OH

2009 -2013 Instructor of Spanish, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College, Cincinnati, OH

2005 -2009 Adjunct Instructor of Spanish , Tulsa Community College, Tulsa, OK

2005 -2009 Language Resource Center Coordinator - , Tulsa Community College, Tulsa, OK

2001 -2005 Spanish Teacher, San Diego Unified School District, San Diego, CA

2003 -2005 Adjunct Instructor of Spanish , San Diego Mesa College, San Diego, CA

2002 -2003 Graduate Associate , San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

1999 -2001 English as a Second Language Tutor, San Diego Mesa College STAR Program, San Diego, CA

1997 -1998 English as a Foreign Language Instructor, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Escuela de Postgrado, Lima, Peru

1997 -1998 English as a Foreign Language Teacher, Colegio Santa Rosa de Lima -, Lince, Lima Peru

1995 -1996 English Teacher and English Language Coordinator, Colegio Harley - , Monterrico, Lima, Peru

1994 -1995 Student Teacher, Colegio de Aplicacion San Marcos, Lima, Peru

1995 -1995 English as a Foreign Language Teacher, Colegio Sor Ana de los Angeles -, Miraflores, Lima, Peru

2013 -05-2013 Invited Scholar , Taught English Phonology at the Graduate School of English and Linguistics during one Summer Session , Xi'an International Studies University, Xi'an, China

2016 -To Present Associate Professor of Spanish, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College, Cincinnati, OH


Peer Reviewed Publications

A. Añorga, R. Benander (2015. ) Creating a Pronunciation Profile of First Year Spanish Students.Foreign Language Annals, , 48 (3 ) ,434-446 More Information

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. ) What is Content-Based: A Discussion of Essential Models of Content-Based Education .Ohio TESOL Journal,


Paper Presentations

A. Añorga (2015. ) “Self-efficacy in Short-term Language Study Abroad Programs.” .San Diego, CA.

R. Benander, A. Añorga (2015. ) Research-based Teaching Strategies to Improve Pronunciation .San Diego, CA.

A. Añorga (2014. ) Transforming the Language Lab into a Collaborative Learning Center: A Plan of Renovation .Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.

A. Añorga, B. Mallory, A. Lundstedt (2013. ) Expanding the Classroom: Engaging Students Beyond the Four Walls .Orlando, FL.

A. Woods, T. Roig-Torres, A. Añorga (2012. ) Facilitating Connections between L1 and L2: Does It Influence L2 Learning .Philadelphia, PA.

A. Añorga, E. Bethuy (2012. ) Implementing Manipulated Animations as Pedagogical Tools .San Antonio. TX.

T. Roig-Torres, A. Woods, A. Añorga (2012. ) Internal Service-learning: Engaging Upper-level Students as First Year Tutors .San Antonio, TX.

A. Añorga (2012. ) Metacognitive Application of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) to Improve L2 Pronunciation .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. San Diego, CA.

A. Añorga (2011. ) Qualitative Study of Short-term Foreign Language Study Abroad Programs: From Profile Evaluation to Creating Rubrics .Oranjestad, Aruba.

A. Añorga (2010. ) Analysis of the Effect of the Application of Integrated Performance Assessment in the Spanish Classroom .Guadalajara, Mexico.

A. Añorga, T. Roig-Torres (2010. ) Once-a-week Foreign Language Classes: Effective ways of dealing with the gap between sessions .Boston, MA.

Honors and Awards

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

Professional Affiliation

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),


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

Faculty Development Activities

2015 Georgetown University Round Table (GURT): " Diversity and Super-Diversity: Sociocultural Linguistic Perspectives in Language Teaching" Georgetown University, Washington, DC Type:Conference Attendance

2014 Georgetown University Round Table (GURT) "Usage-based Approaches to Language, Language Learning and Multilingualism." Georgetown University, Washington, DC Type:Conference Attendance

2011 European Computer Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL): Annual Conference "The CALL Triangle: Student, Teacher and Institution." University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK Type:Conference Attendance

2012 European Computer Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL): Annual Conference "CALL: Learning and Knowing." University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden Type:Conference Attendance