Continuing Education

Dr. María del Carmen De Avila

Dr. María del Carmen De Avila  , earned her Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her research interests include the linguistic repertoires and the Spanish language experiences of Latinos in the United States, language choice of bilinguals, intergenerational language shift, and the roles that language status, language ideologies, prescriptivism, socioeconomic factors, Spanish and heritage language classes, and the educational system play in this shift. She has taught language courses at the junior high, high school, and college level; courses in Spanish linguistics, language teaching methodology, and Latino studies; and courses for heritage as well as second language learners. Additionally, she has worked as a content specialist/supervisor for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, where she has worked on various types of assessments in English and Spanish. Email: