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Alyssa Hepburn, M.A.

Alyssa Hepburn

115 Ganus Building

Degrees earned:B.A. from Harding University, M.A. in Second Languages from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Thesis: "Technologically-Mediated Collaborative Learning Activities for the University Level Intermediate Spanish Classroom".
Most frequently taught classes:Accelerated Elementary Spanish II (SPAN104), Intermediate Spanish I and II (SPAN201/202), Regional Language and Culture (SPAN325).
Other specialties within the department:

Proctors official Oral Proficiency Interviews. Coordinates the HOPE oral exams each semester. Directs the SPAN201 speaking labs.

Advising info:Advises or will advise Spanish majors (SPAN), Spanish Licensure (SPAC) and minors.
Professional organizations:

Is a member of the Phi Sigma Iota Foreign Language Honor Society, Alpha Chi, and Psi Chi.

Research interests:Technology use in foreign language classrooms, peninsular literature, oral proficiency assessment, production of L2 Spanish vibrants.
Overseas, travel or missions experience:Two stints teaching Spanish at the Harding University in Latin America (HULA) international program in 2012 and 2014, missions in Peru, Harding University in Greece (as a student) and backpacking across Europe.
Other language-related activities:Has completed several levels of training with ACTFL on Oral Proficiency Interviews, coordinates the department's oral proficiency interviews and the SPAN 201/202 labs, is the Collaborative Classroom director.
Church-related or civic activities:Member of the College Church of Christ, co-leader of women's Bible studies in Spanish.
Hobbies and interests:Classic literature, travel, world cultures, sewing.