Columbia SPPO

Juan Pablo Jiménez-Caicedo

Lecturer in Language (Spanish)

Juan Pablo holds a Licenciatura en Lenguas Modernas from Universidad del Valle, in Cali, Colombia, an M.A. in Foreign Languages and Literatures from Washington State University, and a Technology and Language Instruction Certificate from Middlebury College. He is a Doctoral candidate in the Language, Literacy and Culture program at the University of Massachusetts’s School of Education, with a concentration in second language acquisition and teacher education. He has more than fourteen years of experience teaching both Spanish language and culture as well as English as a foreign and second language in different educational settings and levels in the United States and Colombia.

As a result of his academic training and professional experience, Juan Pablo has become very interested in pursuing an understanding of how sociopolitical and technological changes connect to and bring about transformations and/or redefinitions of what teaching and learning languages mean in the classroom context. His research draws on a socio-cultural framework and mixed method approaches focusing on the teaching and learning processes and the development of academic literacies in language learners, as well as on the uses of multimodal and web-based technologies.

He has presented and published the findings of some of his research in these areas in several national and international professional meetings and publications.

Office: Casa Hispánica 303
Telephone: (212) 854-5610
Fax: (212) 854-5322