Beatriz Kosonoy, M.A.

Adjunct Professor of Spanish


  • M.A., Latin American Literature, San Diego State University
  • B.A., Spanish Language with minor in English, San Diego State University

Courses Taught

  • Elementary Spanish I - SPA 1001
  • Elementary Spanish II - SPA 1002

Experience in Field


  • Adjunct Professor of Spanish, San Diego State University
  • Adjunct Professor of Spanish, San Diego Community Colleges, Mesa Campus
  • Adjunct Professor of Spanish, Grossmont College
  • Adjunct Professor of Spanish, Southwestern College
  • Adjunct Professor of Spanish, The Center for Bilingual and Multicultural Studies, Cuernavaca, Mor., México
  • Adjunct Professor of Spanish, Mira Costa College


  • Worked in conjunction with Dr. Margarita Hidalgo, who developed the Spanish program for native speakers, in the elaboration of several versions of the Diagnostic Placement Exam, 2000
  • Contributor to the Diagnostic Placement Exam for Bilingual Students at SDSU. 2001
  • Actress and Dramaturge in plays and television productions. Bodas de sangre, 1993, first Spanish production at SDSU
  • Assistant to the Director of Cuernavaca Intensive Program, 1991-1993 Consultant for the project “Classroom Strategies in the Teaching of Spanish Language”at SDSU, 1992-1993
  • Latin American Theatre course at Cadiz(Spain). Attendance at intensive seminar and performances during October 1990.
  • Research trip to Caracas, Venezuela. Interview with main theatre writers, in the summer of 1990
  • Consultant for the project “Classroom Strategies in the Teaching of Spanish Language”, Language Acquisition Resource Center (College of Arts and Letters and College of Education) at San Diego University 1992 and 1993
  • Translator for the annual “Mariachi festival” 1991, 1992, 1993

Professional and Community Involvement


  • Member of latinas (Organizations for Women at SDSU), 1992
  • Member and President Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish Honor Society), 1990-1991
  • Member of Ollantay Theatre Group SDSU, 1988, 1991
  • Member of Sociedad Hispánica, 1988
  • Member of the Board Máscara Mágica (professional Theatre of San Diego), 1991

Dissertations, Presentations, and Publications


  • Lead character of “Los fumadores” , a T.V., program in the spring of 1992 Lead character of “De aquí para allá”, a pilot for T.V., 1991, in the fall of 1991
  • Lead character of “The Foundling” a film for T.V., winner of the San Diego Southwestern Area Emmy Award in the fall of 1991
  • Lead character of “The Foundling, a play by Carlos Morton, presented at Southwestern College in the Summer of 1990