Paloma Fernández Mira

Language(s) Taught:Spanish
Teaching/Research:

Spanish Language and Culture, Applied Linguistics, Theoretic Linguistics, Foreign Language
Methodology, Second Language Acquisition, E-learning. Currently teaching SNH 2005 Intensive
Grammar Review and SNH 1050 Intermediate.

Degrees/Certifications:

MA, Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language (2017) Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
BA, Translation and Interpreting: Spanish-English-German (2016) Universidad Autónoma de
Madrid, Spain

Personal Bio

I grew up between Asturias, Madrid and Extremadura, all regions of Spain. At 16, I began my
international experience in Charlotte, NC, where I spent a year of language and culture immersion
as a high school student. Later on, during my BA, I came back to the US, this time to Boston, MA,
as a recipient of a scholarship that gave me the opportunity to study and teach at Tufts University.
My senior year of college was dedicated to exploring my newly discovered passion for teaching
and improving my German skills during my semester abroad in Switzerland. After living in
Salamanca for a year while pursing a MA in Teaching Spanish, I joined the faculty at Appalachian
and now enjoy life in Boone.

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Every fall the department co-hosts the Latin American Film Series. An event open to students, faculty and the public in general. Admission is free. Schedule information of the films is posted on the first week of August.

Contact

DLLC Department Chair 
Dr. James Fogelquist
fogelquistjd@appstate.edu 
520 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-3096 

DLLC Assistant Chair
Dr. Catherine Fountain
fountainca@appstate.edu
529 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-2308 

DLLC Administrative Assistant
Ms. Cindy Trivette
trivetteca@appstate.edu
521 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-3095 

UNC World Language Exchange

The World Language exchange was created in 2013 to manage the sharing of less commonly taught languages across the UNC system. This exchange offers access to a variety of languages such as Persian, Cherokee and Ancient Greek as well as courses that explore culture.

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