Foreign Languages
        and Literature

DR. CASILDE A. ISABELLI, Associate Professor of Spanish (Linguistics). In 2001, she received her Ph.D. in Spanish Applied Linguistics with a certificate in Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education (SLATE) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Her research concerns adult second language acquisition in the formal classroom and study-abroad setting, multilingualism, and pedagogy.  At UNR she has taught and/or currently teaches: Teaching of Foreign Languages Seminar (FLL 703), Romance Applied Linguistics (FLL 455/655), Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics (SPAN 441/641), Spanish Phonetics and Phonology (SPAN 312), and Spanish Composition (SPAN 305, 306). She created and developed the online (offered through Online and Independent Learning) and hybrid versions of Beginning Spanish (111 and 112).

She is also the Director of the Basic Spanish Language Program. In addition to teaching at UNR, she has also taught at the University of Iowa, the University of Minnesota, UIUC, the Universitat de Barcelona, and as a visiting Associate Professor at Sonoma State University. Finally, she has put theory to practice by writing Spanish textbooks for the university level. She is a new co-author for the 9th edition of McGraw-Hill’s Beginning Spanish textbook Puntos de Partida and is currently writing a second year textbook with John Wiley & Sons Publishing.

She is also the Faculty Advisor for Sigma Delta Pi (National Hispanic Honor Society).

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Dr. Casilde Isabelli