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Perla Rozencvaig

Perla Rozencvaig
Lecturer Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures
  • Address
    407 Casa Hispanica
    Department of Latin American & Iberian Cultures
    612 W 116th St.
    New York, NY 10027
  • Office Hours
    Tuesday, 10:30 - 11 30 AM; Thursday, 1:00 - 2:30 PM and by appointment
  • Phone
    (212) 854-3882
  • Cellular
    (201) 240-5926
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Born in La Habana. Ph.D. Columbia University, 1983. Lecturer in Spanish since 1994. Previously taught at Barnard College. Her teaching specialties are Spanish language at all levels, medical Spanish, content-based courses with a focus on the Hispanic Caribbean, cultural studies and Latin American literature. Vice President of the Cuban Cultural Center of New York, a non profit organization committed to promoting Cuban and Cuban-American culture. Her principal objectives as a language instructor
is to develop students language skills to the fullest, and at the same time
help them become independent thinkers. She also strives to promote cultural awareness.

Academic Statement

Throughout the years I have utilized a variety of pedagogical approaches and teaching techniques that have effectively contributed to the development of my students' language skills.  Culture has also been an important component in the presentation of class material. I am also aware that teaching an organic class depends  on careful preparation although, when necessary, some improvisation may add a valuable dimension to the way the information is presented to the students.

Teaching a second language and exposing students to the different ways of life in other countries are a serious endeavor that requires passion, a good dose of sense of humor and the commitment to the profession that have characterized my teaching philosophy during the past twenty five years.