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Lilian Baeza-Mendoza Sr Professorial Lecturer World Languages and Cultures

MS in Spanish Literature, Georgetown University

BA in Foreign Languages, George Mason University

Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Professor Lilian Baeza-Mendoza, Associate Director of the Spanish Language Program, is responsible for coordinating, monitoring, and assessing curriculum for Spanish language courses at the elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels. During her years as an educator, she has focused on Spanish Golden Age Theater, Second Language Acquisition and methodology, online and hybrid language teaching, Translation, and Spanish as a heritage language. She is currently working on the use of Media and technology as a tool for language learning, online curriculum and teaching, and the creation of language courses for Spanish heritage students. Besides teaching, she has served as a translator for different nonprofit organizations in the D.C. area.
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World Languages & Cultures
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Fall 2020

  • SPAN-210 Latin Amer: Hist, Art, Lit

  • SPAN-252 Spanish, Intermediate I

  • SPAN-321 Heritage Spanish I

Spring 2021

  • SPAN-153 Spanish, Elementary II

  • SPAN-153 Spanish, Elementary II

  • SPAN-458 Intro to Spanish Translation

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Professional Services

  • Translator (English-Spanish), freelance work
  • Language curriculum development and methodology

Work In Progress

  • The use of Media as a language learning tool
  • Spanish language curriculum for hybrid and online teaching
  • Spanish for Heritage speakers
  • Learning Disabilities in the language classroom