Graduate Certificate in Spanish Heritage Language Education

An innovative online program emphasizing social justice and critical approaches to teaching Spanish

Teo Valdés

Teo Valdés

Doctoral student from American University studies sociolinguistics of Spanish at Mason

Teo Valdés is a student in American University’s online EdD program who lives in Chattanooga, TN. His research focuses on heritage Spanish education. When Teo heard about MCL's course on the sociolinguistics of Spanish in the US, he knew it was just what he was looking for to support his research goals and personal development as an educator.

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Frida Valero

Frida Valero, 2023

Advocating for first-generation immigrants' equal opportunities and stronger global institutions

Frida earned a Dual MA in Spanish and Global Affairs, as well as the Graduate Certificate in Spanish Heritage Language Education. Multilingual in Spanish, Korean and English, Frida's interests include Spanish and Korean linguistics and comparative Spanish- and Korean-language cultural studies. She also aims to increase students' interest in Spanish courses on George Mason's Songdo Campus!

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