Columbia SPPO

Sonia Montero

Lecturer in Language (Spanish)

Sonia Montero Gálvez has B.A. and M.A. degrees in Spanish Philology at the Universitat de Valencia (Spain), and M.A. degree in Spanish as a Foreign Language from the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo and the Instituto Cervantes. She has taught Spanish and has developed different cultural activities as MAEC-AECID Lecturer at the Univerzitet of Sarajevo in Bosnien-Hercegovina (2009-2012), and as Collaborating Professor at the Institutos Cervantes in Hamburg and Bremen in Germany (2006-2009). Her research interests in Spanish as a Foreign Language include Cognitive Linguistics, the learning/teaching of grammar and Error Analysis.  Currently she is researching the use of "grounding elements" (Ø, articles, quantifiers…) in nominal structure to improve its teaching/learning through a cognitive approach. Among her publications is an article that introduces this question, and other articles about cultural items (contemporary theatre, Latin-American literature).

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