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Van Nelson, Alina Instructor


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research overview

  • My areas of interest in research are determined mainly by my position of coordinator. I am particularly interested in how to design curriculum according to theACTFL performance standards elaborated, how to blend language instruction in order to develop students' critical thinking along with language acquisition. In addition to this, as we have been developing hybrid and online versions of our intermediate classes, I have mentored and assisted graduate students in creating curriculum, class activities that are relevant and engaging to students, as well as assessments. I fully integrated VoiceThread assignments and assessments in all 3 classes I coordinate (2110, 2120, 3010).


  • modern literature, modern novel, pedagogy, second-language acquisition

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global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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