Concordia University

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Luis Ochoa, PhD

Senior Lecturer and Coordinator for the Spanish Language Program, Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics

Office: S-H 1013-09 
Henry F. Hall Building,
1455 De Maisonneuve W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2316
Email: luis.ochoa@concordia.ca

I am responsible for coordinating all Spanish language courses. This ties in with my research interests of Spanish language teaching and learning. During my recent sabbatical leave, I have been working on a new textbook on Grammar and Writing for advanced learners of Spanish.

Education

MA in Teaching Spanish as a Second or Foreign Language, Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain 1997 – 1999
MA in Hispanic Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec 1996 – 1998
BA in Literature, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec 1993 – 1996

Academic Employment

Senior Lecturer (Spanish) and Coordinator for Spanish Language courses 1999 – present; Department of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics; Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec

Spanish Teacher and Linguistic Advisor 1995 – 1999; Commission for Environmental Cooperation, Montreal, Quebec; International Commission for the protection of the environment, ensuring that freer trade does not lead to environmental degradation in Canada, USA and Mexico

Part-time Faculty (Spanish) 1998 – 1999; Department of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics; Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec

Teacher Assistant 1996 – 1997; Department of Hispanic Studies; McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

Research interests

  • Second language teaching and learning

  • Second language acquisition

  • Grammar

  • Pedagogy

Languages

Spanish native speaker. Fluent in English and French (Written and Oral). Basic communication skills in German

Awards and honours

Concordia University. Montreal, Quebec.

 - Award Winner of the Modern Languages & Linguistics Plaque 1995


Included on the Dean's list for the academic year 1994-1995


Included on the Dean's list for the academic year 1993-1994


Recipient of The Friends of Concordia Scholarship for the academic year 1993-1994


Teaching

SPAN 301 Grammar and Writing I
SPAN 302 Grammar and Writing II
SPAN 305 Communicative Strategies and Oral Communication
SPAN 308 Spanish for Business
SPAN 455 Perspectives of Teaching Spanish
SPAN480/2 A Tutorial: Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language


Research activities

Funding Sources

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC): Aid to Conference and Workshop Program. Project: “Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language in Quebec”. Amount: 11,755. (April, 2008)

Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS): Support for Conferences Held at Concordia University Program. Project: “Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language in Quebec”. Amount: 3,500. (December, 2007)

Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies, Concordia University. Additional Funding for Conferences Held at Concordia Supported by FAS: “Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language in Quebec”. Amount: 1,750. (April, 2008)


Publications

Articles

Manual de Gramática y Escritura (Cursos SPAN301 y SPAN302). (2009) Toronto, ON: Nelson Education.

Co-editor (with Enrique Pato, Université de Montréal): La enseñanza del español como lengua extranjera en Quebec (Proceedings CEDELEQ III). Tinkuy Boletín de investigación y debate, 11. Département de littératures et de langues modernes: Université de Montréal. (2009).

“Desarrollo de estrategias para activar las destrezas oral y auditiva en niños y adolescentes”. Tinkuy Boletín de investigación y debate, 7. Département de littératures et de langues modernes: Université de Montréal. ISSN: 1913-0481 online. (By invitation, September 2007).

“Situación de la enseñanza del español como lengua extranjera en los programas de letras hispánicas en las universidades de Montreal”. Tinkuy Boletín de investigación y debate, 2 (2005) 15-20.

“Cómo sacar el máximo rendimiento del libro de texto en la enseñanza de e/le: un caso canadiense” Cuadernos Cervantes de la lengua española 56 (2005) 34-39.

Reviews

Review of 1st edition of Rumbos, (Canadian Edition) Nelson Education, Toronto, ON February, 2011

Review of 2nd edition of Hola (Canadian Edition) Nelson Education, Toronto, ON March, 2009

Review of 1st edition of En contacto, intermediate level textbook Nelson Education, Toronto, ON December, 2008

Review to assess the adaptation of Sueña, intermediate level textbook Thomson Nelson, Toronto, ON March, 2007

Review of 2nd edition of Arriba (Canadian Brief Edition) Pearson, Don Mills, ON December, 2006

Review of 1st draft manuscript of Dímelo tu (Canadian Brief Edition) Thomson Nelson, Toronto, ON July, 2005

Review of 1st draft manuscript of Arriba (Canadian Brief Edition) Pearson, Don Mills, ON November 2002


Talks and workshops

“Developing skills in student writing: Grammar and sentence combining in the writing classroom” Languages Without Borders National Conference for Second Language Educators 2011. The Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers, Montréal, Quebec. April, 2011

“¿Qué tareas permiten el desarrollo de la autonomía de aprendizaje de ELE entre nuestros estudiantes?” II Jornadas de Español Lenguas Extranjera, Université de Montréal, Quebec. May, 2010

“Propuesta metodológica para activar las destrezas oral y auditiva en niños” VII Taller Internacional sobre Enseñanza de Lenguas Extranjeras y Comunicación Profesional. WEFLA 2010, Holguín, Cuba. April, 2010

“Encuentro de coordinadores. Retos de la administración de cursos de español a nivel universitario” Annual conference from Canadian Association of Hispanist. Carlton University, Ottawa, Ontario. Mayo 2009

“Lenguaje soez en la clase de ELE: ¿esconderlo o sacarlo del armario?” Segundo Seminario de Actualización Didáctica del Español Lengua Extranjera (SADELE II), Université du Québec à Montréal, Quebec. Octubre 2007

“Desarrollo de estrategias para activar las destrezas oral y auditiva en niños y adolescentes” Coloquio sobre la Enseñanza del Español, Lengua Extranjera, en Quebec (CEDELEQ II), Université de Montréal, Quebec. Mayo 2007

“Smartboard in the Language Classroom” Invited guest speaker for the graduate course APLI 644 Computers in Language Teaching TESL Centre, Department of Education, Concordia University. Montreal, Quebec. April, 2007

“Task-based teaching of Spanish as a Second Language” for the course ESP 3720 Espagnol langue étrangère Département de Littératures et Langues Modernes, Université de Montréal, Quebec. February, 2007

“La enseñanza del español como lengua extranjera en los programas de letras hispánicas en las universidades canadienses”V Taller Internacional sobre Enseñanza de Lenguas Extranjeras y Comunicación Profesional. WEFLA 2006, Holguín, Cuba. April, 2006

“Task-based teaching of Spanish as a Second Language” for the course ESP 3720 Espagnol langue étrangère Département de Littératures et Langues Modernes. Université de Montréal, Quebec. March, 2006

“Todo lo que siempre quiso saber sobre palabrotas y blasfemias y nunca se atrevió a preguntar” Department of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics, Concordia University, Quebec. March, 2006

“Balance y perspectivas: aspectos sociolingüísticos y pedagógicos del español en  las universidades de la provincia de Quebec” Invited speaker at Colloque L’espagnol au Québec: aspects pédagogiques et sociolinguistiques, Université de Montreal, Quebec. November, 2004

“Selección y adecuación del libro de texto comercial en la enseñanza de e/le: un caso canadiense” IV Taller Internacional sobre Enseñanza de Lenguas Extranjeras y Comunicación Profesional. WEFLA 2004, Holguín, Cuba. April, 2004

“Aplicación de TIC (Tecnología de información y comunicación) a la enseñanza del español” Invited guest speaker for the course ESP 3720 Espagnol langue étrangère Département de Littératures et Langues Modernes. Université de Montréal, Quebec. January, 2003.

“Recursos de TIC para la enseñanza del español” Centro de Recursos del Español. Montreal, Quebec. October, 2002

“El libro de texto comercial en la enseñanza de e/le: Universidad Concordia” Congress of Human and Social Sciences (Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences), Toronto, Ontario. May, 2002

“Aplicación de recursos tecnológicos a la enseñanza del español” Invited guest speaker for the course ESP 3720 Espagnol langue étrangère Département de Littératures et Langues Modernes. Université de Montréal, Quebec. March, 2002

“Task-based Teaching of Spanish as a Second Language” Invited guest speaker for the course ESP 3720 Espagnol langue étrangère Département de littératures et Langues Modernes. Université de Montréal, Quebec. March, 2001

“Testimonio y lucha social en Chiapas” Círculo Cervantes, Université Laval au Québec. Laval, Quebec February, 2001

“Curriculum Proposal: Tasks as a teaching tool in Communicative Language Teaching” Centro de Recursos del Español, Université de Montréal, Quebec September, 2000

“Los Olvidados de Luis Buñuel” Centro de Recursos del Español, Université de Montréal, Quebec April, 2000

“Task-based Teaching of Spanish as a Second Language” Invited guest speaker for the course ESP 3720 Espagnol langue étrangère Département de Littératures et Langues Modernes. Université de Montréal, Quebec. December, 1999

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