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Lilian Baeza-Mendoza Hurst Senior 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 teaches Spanish language, Latin American Studies, and translation at the Department of World Languages and Cultures. For many years, she served as the Associate Director of the Spanish Language Program, coordinating, monitoring, and assessing curriculum for Spanish language courses at the elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels. She is currently working on the development of a Heritage Spanish Program, a series of courses tailored to Latinx students. Professor Baeza-Mendoza concentrates on curriculum design. She has created multiple traditional, hybrid, and online language and DEI courses at the undergraduate level. She also serves as the chair of the Faculty Senate Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
See Also
World Languages & Cultures
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Spring 2024

  • SPAN-322 Heritage Spanish II

  • SPAN-458 Intro to Spanish Translation

Fall 2024

  • SPAN-152 Spanish, Elementary I

  • SPAN-331 Heritage Spanish III

  • SPAN-355 Spanish Introductory Topics: Hispanic Cultr Through Media

  • 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