Hispanic Studies
Department Chair:
Sebastiaan Faber
Peters Hall 404

Administrative Assistant:
Blanche Villar

Department Email:

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

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


Peters 124
(440) 775-5125

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

Kim Faber

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.


SITES Program Webpage

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