Hispanic Studies
Contact
Department Chair:
Patrick O'Connor
Peters Hall 402


Administrative Assistant:
Blanche Villar

Department Email:


Phone: (440) 775-5256
Fax: (440) 775-6888

Location:
Peters Hall 301
50 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Kim Faber

Kim Faber

Instructor of Spanish & Language Teacher Training
SITES Program Director
Shansi Intensive ESL/EFL Teacher Trainer during Winter Term

Contact Information

E-mail:


Office:
Peters Hall 124
(440) 775-5125

Personal Office Hours:
Wednesday and Friday 2:30-3:30 and by appointment.

Kim Faber

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts, University California Riverside, 1994
  • Master of Arts, University California Davis, 1997
  • Master of Arts, University California Davis, 1998


International Experience and Research
1994-95: Lived 18 months in The Netherlands:  Participated in an Intensive Dutch Language Program at the University of Amsterdam after which I continued intensive Dutch language studies sponsored by the Dutch government.

1993-94, Education Abroad Program (EAP)—Field Research Program in Mexico: Did research on the practical and political dimensions of bilingual education of indigenous people in Oaxaca.

1992-93 lived and studied in Alcalá de Henares, Spain
1990 Hong Kong, Philippines, China, Macau
1989 Mexico City


Research Interests
Applied linguistics, bilingual education, raising multilingual children, second language acquisition (SLA), language pedagogy & language teacher training.

Masters Research, UC Davis: Researched a local 4th grade Spanish-immersion program to assess the attitudes and motivations of the students, teachers, parents, and administrators. Collected teaching ideas to improve the amount of "comprehensible output" to be produced by the students, in order to enhance their overall linguistic performance and encourage more balanced Bilingualism.


Affiliations
ACTFL, NNELL, TESOL

SITES Program Webpage


The History of the SITES Program (printed in "The Language Educator" Magazine distributed by ACTFL (pdf))