Fall 2018 Events

All events occur in the Language Learning Center, located in Room 124 of Ortega Hall. Most sessions last an hour and are videotaped and can be viewed on our YouTube Channel the day after the event. To see past events, go to our Speaker Series page.


Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 4:30pm, Lab 2 New day & time!

Exploring Best Practices in Language Teaching

Sarah Schulman, PhD Candidate in Educational Linguistics


Thursday, October 4, 2018, 1:00pm, Lab 2
Brazilian Presidential Election Debate 2018

Marina Todeschini, PhD Candidate, Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese


Monday, October 8, 2018, 12:00pm, Lab 4

How to Create Effective Student-Centered Discussions

Josefina Bittar, Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese


Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 2:00pm, Lab 1

Developing Students’ Interest and Persistence in Lower-Level Foreign Language Courses

Anna Shkireva, Russian TA, Dept. of Foreign Languages & Literatures


Friday, October 19, 2018, 12:00pm, Lab 4

Child Language Corpora

Naomi Shin, Associate Professor, Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese


Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 12:30 - 2:00, Lab 1

From Restrooms to the Streets: The Cityscape and Non-Normative Citizenship in Contemporary Argentinian and Brazilian literature

André Nascimento, Teaching Assistant of Spanish, Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese


Monday, November 12, 2018, 11:00am, Lab 4

Integrating Oral History into the Spanish and Honors Classroom

Dr. Anna Nogar, Associate Professor of Spanish, Dr. Myrriah Gómez, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Julianna Wiggins, Master's student in Hispanic Southwest Studies, Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese


New French Conversation Group!

There are now two French conversation groups a week at the LLC. Thursdays 12:30pm – 1:20pm Mondays 12:00 – 12:50pm (starting 9/24). Both take place in Ortega 120.


Reservation Requests

We are now accepting all Fall reservations. If you would like to reserve a classroom for Spring 2018 now, you can do that in exchange for doing a Speaker Series event next semester. Contact castaldi@unm.edu BEFORE filling out a reservation request.

Our Partners

Department of Spanish & Portuguese




Department of Foreign Languages & Literature



Signed Language Interpreting Program




Center for English Language & American Culture (CELAC)



Center for Academic Program Support (CAPS)



Language Learning Center

Mail: MSC03 2100, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131

Visit: UNM Ortega Hall Room 124  |  Call: 505-277-3106

Email: llc@unm.edu | Copyright © 2018 UNM