Part-Time Professor of Spanish

Office: W052

Phone: 4596

E-mail: sbrooks3@uwo.ca

Research Interests:

Sarah Brooks is interested in the use of computer technology and the use of reading in foreign language acquisition. At King’s she teaches the beginner Spanish course (Span.1030) and has also taught basic Spanish to the School of Social Work students before their trips to Mexico.  Her interest in foreign language acquisition goes beyond the teaching of Spanish.  She is currently also involved in teaching reading of English as a foreign language to both adults and children.   Sarah is pursuing the program to get the Ontario TESL certification.  Other than teaching Spanish and English as a second language, she has also taught Italian language courses.  Other languages that she has studied but is not fluent in include: French, Japanese and German; this exposure to multiple language learning has fuelled her interest in language acquisition and the understanding of different cultures.

Education:

Diploma in Hispanic Studies - University of Salamanca, Spain
BA (Hons) - Spanish Language and Literature - University of Western Ontario
MA - Spanish Language and Literature - University of Western Ontario
MLIS - University of Western Ontario

Related Volunteer Work:

Sarah is currently volunteering for the Thames Valley School Board in an adult ESL classroom, helping future Canadians to acquire the skills needed to read in English; this is both a rewarding and humbling experience for her.