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Ana Pena-Oliva

Ms. Ana Peña-Oliva  

Ms. Ana Peña-Oliva
Dual Language Certificate Coordinator



She’s currently serving as the Department of Modern Languages Spanish Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Dual Language Certification Program Coordinator, Undergraduate Spanish Program Assessment Liaison, NCATE Accreditation Liaison for Modern Languages, Online Courses Designer, Adjunct Faculty Coordinator and Multimedia Lab Director.


Master of Arts in Spanish, 1995, The University of Texas at Brownsville
Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing, 1987, Pan American University at Brownsville

CV/VITAE: Peña-Oliva Vitae

Classes Taught:

SPAN 1313, Elementary Spanish I

      SPAN 1314, Elementary Spanish II

      SPAN 1311, Beginning Spanish I

      SPAN 1312, Beginning Spanish II

      SPAN 1373, Basic Spanish for Bilinguals I

      SPAN 1374, Basic Spanish for Bilinguals II

      SPAN 2311, Intermediate Spanish I

      SPAN 2312, Intermediate Spanish II

      SPAN 2313, Spanish for Native/Heritage Speakers I

      SPAN 2315, Spanish for Native/Heritage Speakers II

      SPAN 2321, Spanish Language and Culture I

      SPAN 2322, Spanish Language and Culture II
SPAN 4316, Acquisition of the Spanish Language 

Joined UTB:

January 1999

Area of Responsibility:

Department of Modern Languages Spanish Undergraduate Program Coordinator

      Dual Language Certification Program Coordinator

      Undergraduate Spanish Program Assessment Liaison

      NCATE Accreditation Liaison for Modern Languages

      Multimedia Lab Director

      Adjunct Faculty Coordinator

AREA OF speciality:

     Applied Linguistics—Acquisition of the Spanish Language

     Spanish in the United States

     Spanish Pedagogy

     The Teaching of Spanish to Heritage Speakers

     Sociolinguistics and Language Variation

Previous Experience:

     1999-2001, Adjunct faculty, UTB-TSC

     2001-2013, Assistant Technical Master Instructor, UTB-TSC

     2012-Present, Adjunct faculty, UT-PA

Office Hours - spring 2012

Office: MRCHS 272
Phone: (956) 882-8884
Fax: (956) 882-7215

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