Nuria  Lopez-Ortega

Nuria Rocio Lopez-Ortega

Educator Associate Professor

Professional Summary

 Basic Intensive Spanish Coordinator; teaching assistants' supervisor.  Areas of teaching: Spanish language (all levels) and Spanish Linguistics. Areas of academic interest:  Spanish Linguistics; Second Language Learning and SLA; Pedagogy; Teacher Training; Study Abroad.
Academic-related activities: writing collaborator and consultant for major foreign  language  publishing companies;  dual-enrollment Spanish program mentor with local high schools; Spanish AP reader.

Education

Ph.D. in Linguistics with concentration in Applied Linguistics, Cornell University Ithaca, New York, 2002 (Liguistics; Second Language Acquisition (Spanish))

in English Language and Literature, concentration in Linguistics and Writing, , Northeastern University Boston, Massachusetts, 1992

1983-1988 Licenciatura en Filología Inglesa, Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain, 1988

Positions and Work Experience

09-01-2005 -To Present Coordination and Supervision, Basic Spanish Program, Elementary Spanish (First, Second and Third trimester). Responsible for: Coordination of all intensive (5 hour –credit) sections, and team-work on three-hour basic Spanish courses (with María Saiz, co-coordinator): development of syllabi, exams, and other course documents along with co-coordinator; development, creation and editing of Basic Spanish program documents; maintenance of meta-course Black Board pages; final block exams; course meetings; weekly organizational meetings with Graduate Teaching Assistants, teacher training and observations of new and returning Teaching Assistants. , UC,

09-01-2011 -12-15-2011 USAC- Alicante Visiting Professor, Taught Spanish Linguistics courses (Spanish Phonetics; Introduction to Spanish Linguistics) for the Fall 2011-semester with the University Study-Abroad Consortium (USAC) at the University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain., USAC_ University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain

Research and Practice Interests

Foreign language learning and teaching; integration of technology in the foreign language classroom; online language teaching and learning.

Abbreviated Publications

Teaching and Resource Materials

López-Ortega, N. R. 2005.Complementary Activities Manual--Mosaicos (4th edition). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson-Prentice Hall.

López-Ortega, N. R. 2005. “España”. Vistas Culturales. Parte I. (Video on DVD to accompany Mosaicos (4th ed)). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson- Prentice Hall.

Peer Reviewed Publications

 López-Ortega, N. R. Desarrollo de la competencia comunicativa en clases de contenido de español como lengua extranjera (ELE) en niveles intermedio-avanzados.Hispania, Vol 89:2.  June, 2006.

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Lopez-Ortega, Nuria (11-2012. )Pedagogical practices in a phonetics course: integration or content and practice in advanced language courses .Universidad de Alicante, Alicante, Spain. Level:International

Lopez-Ortega, Nuria (11-2012. )Intercultural Competence .Universidad de Alicante, Alicante, Spain. Level:International

Colloquium

Asun Martinez Arbeláiz; Nuria Lopez-Ortega; Noris Rodriguez(05-2012).Panel: L2 learning and the study abroad experience:Assessment, teaching practices and language learners’ gains. . Cincinnati Conference of Romance Languages and Literatures (CCRLL), University of Cincinnati. Conference. Level:International

Lecture

Lopez-Ortega, Nuria Intercultural Competence-- Language families of the world .UC. Level:College

Paper Presentations

Lopez-Ortega, Nuria (Bad Format: 20122104. )“Implementation and Teaching Practices of Basic Spanish Online", .Clermont College. UC. Level:Regional

Lopez-Ortega, Nuria (BAD DATE. )The Lyrics of Tango: Themes and Song Writing .Cincinnati, OH. Conference. Level:International

Symposium

Lopez-Ortega, Nuria (02-03-2012. )Managing an online language program for student success .Conference. Level:Regional

Event Organized

SPAN 423: Argentine tango, the dance of longing

SPAN 423: Argentine tango, the dance of longing Lecture 05-30-2010 Level:University

Tutoring Service, Basic Spanish Language Program

Tutoring Service, Basic Spanish Language Program Workshop 01-01-2011 06-10-2011 Old Chem Level:Department

Tutoring Service, Basic Spanish Language Program

Tutoring Service, Basic Spanish Language Program Other 09-2012 12-2012 RLL Level:Department

Liason to Club Hispano Flamenco performance by J. Wojtas (flamenco guitarrist)

Liason to Club Hispano Flamenco performance by J. Wojtas (flamenco guitarrist) Lecture 09-2012 Kade Center, OC Building Level:Department

Honors and Awards

11-23-2013 -11-23-2013 First-Time ACFTL Attendee Scholarship Award ACTFL Conference First-Time Attendee Scholarship Award (75 scholarships- competitive) Vista Higher Learning Publishing Company- ACTFL Conference Status:Recipient Level:Professional Org. Type:Monetary

05-13-2013 -05-17-2013 Study Abroad Institute Attendance and Completion Award Faculty development funds awarded upon completion of Summer Institute requirements. CET&L Status:Recipient Level:College Type:Monetary

Service

(Recommendation letters )Other Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 01-01-2010 -12-31-2010

Discussant Type:University/College Service Level:College 09-30-2010 -09-30-2010

(Departmental Policies Committee )Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 09-01-2009 -09-01-2010

( Basic Language Committee Committee )Committee Chair Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 01-01-2011

Type:Departmental Service Level:Department

CRLC (Panel moderator )Member Type:Other Educational Service Level:National 05-2011

Type:Departmental Service Level:Department

Type:Departmental Service Level:National 01-01-2012 -12-31-2012

School of Liberal Arts, Indiana University (IUPUI) (Solicited peer reviewer for Professor Daniela Schuvaks-Katz )Committee Member Type:Other Educational Service Level:Regional 08-2012 -09-2012

Basic Spanish Program (Basic Spanish Coordinator ) Coordinator Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 01-01-2012 -12-31-2012

RLL (Basic Language Committee )Committee Member Type:Departmental Service BAD DATE -To Present

Reccommendation letters Type:Departmental Service BAD DATE -To Present

(Coordination of Basic Intensive Spanish Program ) Coordinator Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 01-01-2014 -To Present

Online trainer and coordinator Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 01-01-2014 -01-01-2014

(Blackboard A & S template committee )Member Type:University/College Service Level:College

Professional Affiliation

06-10-2010 -06-17-2010: Advanced Placement Reading Session -Spanish High school Spanish Advanced Placement examinations-- Oral examinations reading. ETS- College Board, Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, OH.

06-11-2011 -06-18-2011: AP Reading Advanced Placement Reading Session -Spanish High school Spanish Advanced Placement examinations-- Oral examinations reading. ETS- College Board Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, OH. Cincinnati

01-01-2011 -11-01-2011: Connect and Learnsmart Digital Board of Advisors' member Consulting job with McGraw-Hills Companies Inc to develop and test electronic teaching tools for Basic and Intermediate Spanish courses. Monthly virtual meetings; Beta-testing with integration of first year TA collaborations and testing.

01-01-2011 -12-01-2011: ACFTL membership

06-12-2012 -06-12-2012: Advanced Placement Reading Session Reader for Spanish High school Spanish Advanced Placement examinations-- Oral examinations reading. ETS- College Board Duke Energy Convention Center. Cincinnati, OH

01-01-2012 -12-31-2012: Editorial projects -Textbook reviewer ("Viajes") for Heinle/ Cengage Learning. FS 12 -Textbook reviewer ("Dicho y Hecho") for Willey. FS12. -Virtual focus group participant for development of Spanish introductory textbooks. S12 -LearnSmart Webinar participant, Mc-Graw-Hill Companies. S 12

06-12-2013 -06-18-2013: AP Reading Advanced Placement Reading Session Spanish High school Spanish Advanced Placement examinations-- Oral examinations reading. ETS, College Board Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, OH

06-12-2014 -06-18-2014: Advanced Placement Reading Session (AP Reading) High school Spanish Advanced Placement examinations-- Oral examinations reading. ETS- College Board , Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, OH.

Writing collaborator Collaborating writer on Conectate DIgital Activities manual (Spanish). Mc Graw-Hill Companies,

Supersite Specialist Designated specialist on Supersite use (online activities program accompanying current Basic Spanish and French materials used at respective RLL language programs) Vista Higher Learning Publishing Company,

Courses Taught

15-SPAN-101 BASIC SPANISH I Basic Intensive Spanish 1/ 2/ 3 (SPAN 101, 102, 103) Level:Undergraduate

15-SPAN-701 SPANISH PRACTICUM Level:Graduate

15-SPAN-701 SPANISH PRACTICUM Spanish Practicum 702- WInter Quarter Level:Graduate

15-SPAN-703 SPANISH PRACTICUM Level:Graduate

15-SPAN-423 TOPICS HISP STUDY SPAN 423: Argentine tango Level:Undergraduate

15-SPAN-703 SPANISH PRACTICUM Level:Graduate

Advanced Conversation: from informal to formal speech Level:Undergraduate

First-year graduate student teacher (GTA) orientation Level:Graduate

15-SPAN-354 SPANISH PHONETICS Level:Undergraduate

15-SPAN-303 SPANISH LINGUISTIC SPAN 457-- Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (Syntax and Morphology). Level:Undergraduate

Intruduction to Spanish Linguistics-- semester format Level:Undergraduate

Spanish pronunciation and phonetics-- semester format- study abroad Level:Undergraduate

15-SPAN-251 COMP AND CONV Intermediate Spanish- summer intensive Level:Undergraduate

Second Language Acquisition Theory Level:Graduate

15-SPAN-703 SPANISH PRACTICUM Level:Graduate

SPANISH PRACTICUM Level:Graduate

SPAN 1001-1002 Intensive Basic Spanish

RLL7005-Graduate student foreign language teaching orientation Level:Graduate

INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH LINGUISTICS Level:Undergraduate

Intensive Basic Spanish II- online tracks Level:Undergraduate

Intensive Basic Spanish I-face to face Level:Undergraduate

Intensive Basic Spanish II- online track Level:Undergraduate

Advanced Speaking and Conversation (former Speech and Debate) Level:Undergraduate

Topics in Hispanic Studies: Introduction to Argentine Tango Level:Undergraduate

College Practicum for the Language Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Level:Graduate

College Practicum for the Language Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Level:Graduate

College Practicum for the Language Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Level:Graduate

Spanish pronunciation and Phonetics Level:Undergraduate

Spanish pronunciation and Phonetics Level:Undergraduate

Basic Intensive Spanish I Level:Undergraduate

Basic Intensive Spanish II- online Level:Undergraduate

College Practicum for the Language Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Level:Graduate

Faculty Development Activities

09-01-2009 -06-10-2010 Course re-design seminar Three quarter faculty competitive seminar appointment for re-designing existing UC courses. , CEL&T, UC 400 Langsam Type:Seminar

10-22-2010 -10-23-2010 Wiley Publications Language teaching symposium Invited attendant to language teaching workshop, Willey Publications- World Languages DIvision New Orleans Type:Workshop

03-18-2010 -03-18-2010 Pearson Publications Language teaching symposium. Invited attendant, Peason Publications- World Languages Divsion Chicago, IL Type:Workshop

02-18-2010 -02-21-2010 McGraw Hill Symposium for Introductory Spanish Teaching Invited consultant, McGraw-Hill Publications- World Languages Division La Jolla CA Type:Workshop

01-01-2010 -01-31-2011 Current OPI certification trainee and applicant ACTFL Type:Other

02-2011 -02-2011 Just in Time Teaching (JiTT) seminar Faculty educational seminar -- teaching development, CET&L Langsam Library Type:Seminar

01-2012 -03-2012 I-Pad Lending Program I-Pad leding program for classroom use and materials development., University of Cincinnati Type:Other

10-10-2012 -10-10-2012 Enhancing Instructor Presence in the Online Language Classroom Faculty workshops dedicated to teaching development and faculty networking, Willey & Sons on-line Type:Workshop

01-01-2012 -12-31-2012 Attendance to RLL symposia, talks and lectures by organized/ presented bycolleagues (4) Kade Center Type:Workshop

02-14-2013 -02-14-2013 Prezi Workshop Basic of Prezi presentations, CET&L Main Campus Type:Workshop

02-08-2013 -02-08-2013 Free Screen casting Tools Learning screens casting tools for teaching , CET&L Medical Sciences Library- UC Type:Workshop

03-09-2013 -03-09-2013 3T: Teach, Techniques and Technology Conference Pannel chairing and attendance, Clermont College Clermont College Campus Type:Conference Attendance

02-20-2014 -02-20-2014 Advanced Power Point Developing and integrating multimedia enhanced Powerpoint presentations, CET&L Medical Sciences Library- UC Type:Workshop

01-14-2014 -01-14-2014 Quality Matters Standards APPQMR Application of Quality Matters standards to online courses, UC- Clermont College Clermont College Campus Type:Workshop

05-13-2013 -05-17-2013 Study Abroad Summer Institute Development and design of Study Abroad component for an academic course, CET&L Langsam Library- UC Main Campus Type:Seminar

Online Teachign Strategies online course for online instructors on online pedagogy, CET&L online course Type:Online Class