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José P. Ruiz Campillo

José P. Ruiz Campillo
Senior Lecturer Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures
  • Address
    409 Casa Hispánica
    Department of Latin American & Iberian Cultures
    612 W116th Street
    New York NY 10027
  • Office Hours
    Thursdays and Fridays, 7:30-8:30
  • Phone
    (212) 854-7299
  • Fax
    (212) 854-5322
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José P. Ruiz-Campillo has a Ph.D. in Spanish Language and a Master's in Spanish as a Foreign Language from the Universidad de Granada (Spain). He has taught Spanish at the Centro de Lenguas Modernas of the Universidad de Granada (1991-2007), and as a collaborating professor at the Instituto Cervantes in Munich (2008). In addition, he is regularly invited as a guest professor in the Master’s programs at different universities. He has also taught several continuing education courses for Spanish teachers in many Instituto Cervantes centers and in other academic institutions in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Tunisia, Turkey, Morocco, Germany, Portugal, Hungary, the Netherlands, Italy, Sweden, Belgium, Slovenia, and the United Kingdom.

Academic Statement

My main interest is in updating the methods of Spanish grammar teaching to a cognitive-operational focus.  One example of this interest that stands out is my doctoral thesis, titled La enseñanza significativa del sistema verbal: un modelo operativo, where I developed a map of the Spanish verb system based on spatial values instead of temporal values, intended as an educational tool in the classroom.