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Liliana Castro

Larimer Campus
Office Location
Composition, Philosophy, Languages

Liliana is the Lead Instructor in Second and Foreign Languages at the Larimer Campus in Fort Collins. She coordinates and teaches in the Foreign Languages Program, the English as a Second Language Program, and the Teaching English as a Second Language (TEL) Certificate Program (Larimer Campus). She is a native Spanish speaker from Mendoza, Argentina. Her academic area of interest is second and foreign language methodology, and, more recently, educational policy issues. Liliana is a Fulbright Scholar and holds a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership.
Teaching Philosophy
¡Hola! I am interested in the theory and practice of best teaching methods and I pursue research in this area with the hope that more efficient teaching delivery would serve our students better. I believe that learning another language and getting acquainted with other cultural beliefs and traditions is one of the most important tools to get by in today's global society. While most of my teaching experience has been in the traditional classroom, I strongly believe in providing students with alternative learning opportunities. Online classes fulfill this purpose. Currently, there is abundant technical assistance to make online teaching and learning a successful endeavor.
Colorado State University, Educational Leadership, Ph.D., 2011
Colorado State University, TESOL, M.A., 1993
Colorado State University, Spanish Language & Literature, M.A., 1993
Courses Taught
  • Conversational Spanish I & II
  • Spanish Language I, II, II, IV
  • Fast-track Spanish I & II
  • Spanish for the Professional I
  • Intermediate Reading
  • Advanced Reading
  • Intermediate Composition
  • Advanced Composition
  • Teaching ESL English Study
  • Instructional Theories Method - ESL
  • Proc/Techs for ESL Classroom
  • Second Language Acquisition