Paula Gutierrez

Senior Spanish Language Lecturer
Coordinator, Lower Division Spanish Language Classes

With Pitzer Since: 2009
Field Group: Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Campus Address: Broad Hall 202
Phone: 909.607.1620
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: See Faculty Directory

BA, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
MA, CPhil, University of California, San Diego

ACTFL OPI Tester with Full Certification

Paula Gutierrez focuses on Spanish heritage learners, second language teaching pedagogy, and community-engaged language learning. She is the Coordinator of the lower division Spanish language classes, and of the Conversation and Tutoring program. Gutiérrez also has an interest in sociological perspectives on Latin American societies and cultures: in particular social agency and political and social movements; human rights, memory and justice; and popular culture.

Recent Courses

  • Community-Based Spanish Practicum (Span 031)
  • Advanced Spanish-Language and Cultures (Span 044)
  • Advanced Spanish for Heritage Speakers (Span 050)
  • Advanced Spanish Conversation through Film (Span 055)
  • Spanish in the Community (Span 100)
  • Contemporary Resistances in Latin America (Span 137), to be co-taught with Prof. Jorge in Spring 2018

Professional Development
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

  • ACTFL Role of Grammar in Development of Proficiency Workshop, 2017
  • ACTFL Writing Proficiency Test Familiarization Workshop, 2015
  • ACTFL OPI Assessment Workshop, 2013, 2014

National Heritage Language Resource Center UCLA / STARTALK
Workshop: Heritage Language Teacher Training, 2015
National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language, 2017

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