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Universidad de los Andes, Venezuela (English Language)
University of Florida, Gainesville (Master's)
Univerity of South Florida, Tampa (EdD)
I got my Elementary School Teacher Degree (1971) at the Madre Rafols College, Venezuela, a four-year program, with strong contents of children teaching in basics subjects such as Spanish language, Sciences, History and Geography. And, after my graduation I began a Teacher at the same College (1971). Then, I continued my studies at the University of Los Andes, Venezuela, in a five-year program, where I got my Bachelor Degree or Licenciate in Letters Degree, with my Major in English Language and Literature. I began to work as an Instructor Professor at the same University after my graduation (1977). I got a scholarship from this University for getting my Master Degree at the end of 1980 at the University of Florida, Gainesville.
I got my Master Degree in Applied Linguistic, my major in TESOL in 1983. My Dissertation-Thesis was awarded a publishing mention by the University of Los Andes in 1984, it was A Contrastive Analysis of the English and Spanish Infinitive. After this, I continued working at the University of Los Andes as a Titular Professor attached to the Modern Language department; over there, I was in charge of several academics and administrative positions and duties for several years such as Head of the Modern Language Department, Coordinator of the English Area. In addition to this, I wrote three Research works. In 2001, I got a Graduate Assistant at the University of South Florida, Tampa Campus, and I began my EdD studies, which I had to give up due to the political and economical situation in Venezuela in 2003.
I worked for more than 27 years as a Faculty Member in the Modern Language Department at the University of Los Andes, Trujillo Campus, Venezuela. During my tenure at this University, I was involved with teaching and developing several courses in Spanish and English at undergraduate and graduate levels. I got my Elementary School Teacher Degree (1971) at the Madre Rafols College, Venezuela, a four-year program, with strong contents of children teaching in basics subjects such as Spanish language, Sciences, … Read more
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