Niulka I Franco-Marín

Niulka I Franco-Marín

Niulka I Franco-Marín

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Research Interests: Second language acquisition Second Language Acquistion for Heritage Speakers Second Language textbooks Second language vocabulary Spanish derivational morphology Second language Morphological awareness 15th-21st-Century Iberian and Latin American Literatures and Cultures Transatlantic Studies Visual and Media Culture (Film, TV, Music, Photography, Painting) Spanish linguistics Educational linguistics Sociolinguistics: Spanish in the United States Second language acquisition and writing development Spanish systemic functional grammar Development of academic writing in Spanish by bilingual speakers in the U.S Human Rights & Memory Iberian and Latin American Social Movements & Revolutions

Spanish and Global Studies graduate with the objective of applying my advanced language proficiency, skills and knowledge of the literary, socio-historical, traditions of the Spanish-speaking culture and knowledge of world international affairs within my aspired professional career.

I demonstrate advanced proficiency skills in spoken and written Spanish language. I have advance ability to read critically, interpret analytically, speak persuasively, and write coherently regarding both visual and verbal texts produced in Spanish and English. I am familiar with methodological approaches in the study of literary and cultural texts, such as close reading, socio-historical contextualization, and literary and cultural theory. I further demonstrate extensive knowledge of literary and cultural traditions, such as major movements, writers, and works of the Spanish-speaking world, focusing on at least one and ideally multiple traditions: Latin American, Spanish and US/Latin cultures. I have extensive experience and the skills necessary for successful completion of advanced research and written analysis. I have fully developed and mastered skills in the areas of linguistics, translation, comparative studies and analysis

Grants and Fellowships


Fulbright U.S. Scholar- Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship and Research

U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program- US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

March 2019- November 2019   Argentina


Board of Trustees’ Resolution of Appreciation

Shenandoah University    November 2017   Winchester, VA


Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges

Shenandoah University    May 2017   Winchester, VA

Courses Taught

Courses taught at George Mason University:

SPAN 101: Basic Spanish, SPAN 212 Spanish: Intermediate Spanish in Local and Global Contexts


Courses taught at University of California-Davis:

SPAN 101: Basic Spanish, SPAN 102: Basic Spanish, Latin American Social Revolutions


Courses taught at Shenandoah University and West Virgina University:

SPAN 101: Basic Spanish


Foreign Languages: Spanish (In Progress)

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

University of California-Davis, Davis, CA




Spanish BA

Global Studies BA 

Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA

  August 2016- December 2017            

Old Dominion University, Norfolk VA

  January 2014- January 2015


Hispanic Studies Certificate (ISA: Study Abroad)

Universidad de Sevilla, Seville, Spain

 August 2015-December 2015

In the Media

Shenandoah student organizes schools first Cultural Festival (

Shenandoah Alumna Marin ‘17 Wins Fulbright Award - Shenandoah University (

SU announces its first Fulbright award recipients | Winchester |