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Wendy Popiel, M.A.

Adjunct Faculty Member

Email: popiel@callutheran.edu
Phone: (805)493-3347
Office: Swenson 234

Profile

!Hola!  Teaching Spanish at CLU is a great joy for me.  I hope that the students find the classroom to be a place to experiement with a new language while we all  share laughs together.  My main goal is to share my love of the Spanish language and cultures with you.       !Hasta pronto!

Work experience

California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, California
Instructor, Spanish (2011-present)

ELS Language Centers, Thousand Oaks, California

Instructor, ESL (2012-present)


Moorpark College, Moorpark, California
Instructor, Spanish (2007-2009, 2014-present)

Oxnard College, Oxnard, California
Instructor, Spanish (2006)

Handelshøjskole Syd, Sønderborg, Denmark
Visiting Lecturer, English as a Foreign Language (EFL) (1992)

University of Denver, Denver, Colorado
Instructor, EFL  (1991)

U.S. Fulbright Commission, Quito, Ecuador (Fulbright Teaching Award)
Lecturer, EFL, TOEFL Preparation, and EFL Teacher Training  (1990-1991)

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
Assistant Lecturer, Spanish  (1980-1982)

California State University Domínguez Hills, Carson, California
Instructor, Spanish  (1981)

Honors received

  • 1991 - 1994, University of Denver:  Summa Cum Laude
  • 1990 - 1991, Fulbright Teaching Award to Ecuador
  • 1988 - 1990, University of Arizona:  Summa Cum Laude
  • 1988 - 1990, University of Arizona Bilingual Education Award
  • 1980 - 1981, Del Amo Fellow at University of Southern California
  • 1978 - 1979, Del Amo Fellow at University of Madrid
  • 1980, Phi Alpha Theta Honorary Society
  • 1980, California State University:  Cum Laude
  • 1978, C.Gulbenkian Scholarship in Portuguese Studies at University of California at Santa Bárbara
  • 1975, Bank of America Teaching Award
  • 1975, Douglass-Cargill Teaching Award

 

Education

  • M.A., Cross-Cultural Studies, University of Denver, 1994
  • Post-Bac, Bilingual/English as a Foreign Language, Elementary Education Credential, University of Arizona, 1990
  • Ph.D,  Spanish Language and Literature (1980-1982 incomplete), University of Southern California, 1980
  • B.A., Spanish and History majors, Mexican-American Studies minor, California State University Domínguez Hills, 1980
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