Mariana Apalategui has over 20 years of teaching experience in Spanish and English as a Second Language. Mariana holds a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish from San Diego State University and a Master’s of Art in Spanish Linguistics from the San Diego State University. During her graduate course work, she traveled to Spain, where she taught ESL and took graduate courses in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language at the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares. She currently teaches Spanish at Point Loma Nazarene University in Point Loma, CA.
- M.A., Spanish (emphasis on Spanish Linguistics), San Diego State University
- B.A., Spanish with minor in Portuguese, San Diego State University
- Elementary Spanish I - SPA 1001
- Elementary Spanish II - SPA 1002
Experience in Field
- Strand B Developer & Instructor, LARC SAILN, San Diego, CA
- Adjunct Spanish Professor, New School of Architecture and Design, San Diego, CA
- AP Spanish Language & Culture, AP Spanish Literature & Culture, Torah High School, La Jolla, CA
- ELL Coordinator/Head of Modern Languages Department, Cortez Hill Academy, San Diego, CA
- Adjunct Spanish Professor, San Diego Mesa College, San Diego, CA
- ELD Test Site Administrator, Cajon Valley School District, El Cajon, CA
- Spanish Teaching Associate, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
- ESL Instructor, Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid, Spain
- ESL Instructor, InterNexus Language School, La Jolla, CA
LICENSES & CERTIFICATES
- California World Language Project Fellow, Southern Area International Language Network (SAILN), 2019.
- Laureate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Laureate International Universities, 2012.
- Administrative Services Credential, Educational Leadership Development Academy, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, 2010.
- Teacher Induction Program to Clear Credential, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, 2008.
California Credential R14I in Foreign Language: Spanish and BCLAD: Spanish, 2006.
Applied Linguistics and English as a Second Language (ESL) Basic, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, 2004.
- Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain. Completed all graduate coursework in the Master’s Program in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language.
- Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain. Completed courses in Spanish Literature and History.
Dissertations, Presentations, and Publications
PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
- PACE Lesson Model, Foreign Language Council of San Diego, San Diego, CA (2019)
- Lesson Plan “Mi historia laboral”, SDSU Language Acquisition Resource Center : The SMaLL Portal San Diego, CA (2012)
- “Using Art as a Tool to Teach Literature” and “Cuisine in the Foreign Language Classroom,” California Language Teachers Association, Santa Clara, CA (2011)
- “Using Art to Teach History,” California Language Teachers Association, San Diego, CA (2010)
- “Educational Law: Teacher and Student Right’s,” “Differentiated Instruction Across the Curriculum,” “Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act: Rules and Regulations,” “English Language Development Instructional Methodologies,” and “Instructional Improvement Plan,” Cortez Hill Academy, San Diego, CA, 2005-2008
- Spanish Language Use and Attitudes in San Diego County. Samples of High School and College Students”, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, 2007.
Master’s Thesis: Spanish Language Use and Attitudes in San Diego County: Samples of High School and College Students (August 2008)