Columbia SPPO

Mercedes Pérez Serrano

Lecturer in Language (Spanish)

Mercedes holds a MA in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language from the Instituto Cervantes and the Universidad Menéndez Pelayo in Spain. She is a PhD candidate in the doctoral program in Spanish Language: research and teaching at the University of Salamanca.

She has taught Spanish in several academic institutions in Spain and Canada. In 2009, she received a Fellowship to work as a visiting lecturer at York University, in Toronto, Canada.

Her areas of interest are Second Language Acquisition and teaching lexical collocations and she is currently focusing her research on these issues. She seeks to teach how words combine in a language more effectively.

She enjoys teaching and raising student’s awareness of their own learning process.  In her courses she strives to develop writing, reading, listening, speaking and interaction skills in learners. Her goal is to create new opportunities for authentic and meaningful forms of communication in the classroom.

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