I´m an EFL teacher educator and foreign language coordinator at the Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes in Mexico. My educational philosophy is to provide each English language learner with a variety of learning opportunities in order to motivate through practice and reflection. Language acquisition that focuses on the integration of reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills through a conceptualized learning environment depends on both in-class and out-of-class activities with the dual purpose of achieving curriculum and individual goals. By establishing a student-focused learning environment that is based on the interests, needs, and wants of the learners, the educative experience becomes more engaging and effective for everyone. Integrating technologies provides the necessary affordances that create contextual, conceptual, problem-solving, and project-based learning environments that will better prepare the language learner to fulfill social and professional understandings, knowledge, skills, and habits of mind that collectively extend beyond the classroom.
My research interests include Connective English Language Learnings (CELLs) through the development of curriculum, assessment, and instruction in TESOL. I also manage a website, blog, and Moodle titled Collaborative Understandings.