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Angelina Craig-Flórez

Angelina Craig-Flórez
Senior Lecturer Language Program Director/Co-Director Spanish Language Program Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures
  • Address
    Casa Hispánica (room 402)
    612W 116th street
    New York N.Y. 10027
  • Office Hours
    Tuesday and Thursday, 1:15-2:15 and by app.
  • Phone
    (212) 854-3764
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Angelina Craig-Flórez was born and raised in Madrid, Spain. She completed her BA with a double major in English and Comparative Literature at Fordham University and holds a Ph. D in Spanish Medieval Literature from Columbia University. During her more than 20 years as a teacher of Spanish as a second language, Craig-Flórez has always aimed to merge her interests in literary and cultural studies with the newest approaches in second language teaching and acquisition.
Craig-Flórez is co-director of Teach World Languages: http://www.teachworldlanguages.org/ a web site for the transmission and exchange of ideas, materials and tools for the teaching of world languages and cultures. It is a collaborative project among the Universities of Columbia, Penn, Princeton, and Yale. Project-TEACH was selected by the Consortium of Language Teaching and Learning, as the recipient of a grant sponsored by the Mellon Foundation (2006-2009).
Her research interests include: content-based foreign language instruction, second language acquisition in the post-method era, new approaches to the teaching of reading and writing in the foreign language classroom and new technologies in foreign language teaching. Dr. Craig-Flórez received a Provost RFP in the Fall 2014 for her redesign of the final project: Student Generated iBooks: http://ctl.columbia.edu/announcements/in-conversation-transforming-a-research-paper-assignment-into-a-student-generated-class-ebook/

Academic Statement

Dr. Craig-Flórez teaches all levels of language courses from Comprehensive Elementary through Advanced. Her Advanced Language in Content Course: “Spain in its Art” is a parallel study of the History of Spain and the History of Spanish Art from the Middle Ages to the Twenty-first century.

In her classes Craig-Flórez fosters a welcoming environment where students help each other while continuing to build self-learning strategies that enable them to become independent learners. Her aim is to guide students on a journey of discovery where the learning of Spanish opens the door to an array of fascinating cultures.

Tell me and I’ll forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn

Benjamin Franklin