Amalia Lorena Camacho Guardado

Associate Professor of Instruction - Arts And Humanities
Director of Languages
Lorena.Camacho-Guardado@utdallas.edu
972-883-5423
JO 3.506

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Spanish Linguistics
Universidad de Sevilla - 2011
Diploma en Estudios Avanzados - Spanish Linguistics
Universidad de Sevilla - 2008
Licenciatura (B.A. + M.A) - Filología Hispánica
Universidad de Sevilla - 2003

Research Areas

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Cognitive Linguistics
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Curriculum Design, Methodology
  • Language Pedagogy
  • Semantics and Pragmatics
  • Colloquial Spanish
  • Diachronic and Synchronic Morphosyntax & Phonetics  

Publications

“Quizás, quizás, quizás: la selección modal para expresar probabilidad en español”. Actas del VII Simposio Internacional de Hispanista. To appear.      - publications
“El orden de los factores sí altera el producto: Terminología y orden de adquisición morfemática en manuales de español en EE.UU. y España”. Innovación en enseñanza de lenguas. Editorial Académica Española, 189-208. Co-authored article with Lorena Albert. 2019. - publications
“Del currículo unidireccional al integrado: diseño de dos cursos de nivel advanzado“. Innovación en enseñanza de lenguas. Editorial Académica Española, 9-30. 2019     - publications
“La música en el aula de E/LE”. In Molina Muñoz (ed.), Actas de las IX Jornadas de Español LE en Chipre. Nicosia: The University of Cyprus, 49-71. Co-authored article with Óscar García. 2017 - publications
“Mecanismos de modalidad interna y externa para expresar probabilidad en español”. Normas. Lenguaje vago y atenuación. Vol. 7, No. 1. Valencia: Universitat de València, 107-125. 2017 - publications
“Aprendizaje colaborativo a través de la enseñanza por proyectos”. In Celma Valero, Heikel & Morán Rodríguez (eds.), Cervantes y la universalización de la lengua y la cultura españolas. Valladolid: Agilice Digital, 147-154.     2017 - publications
“Criterios para evaluar la expresión oral y escrita en la clase de español”. In Celma Valero, Heikel & Morán Rodríguez (eds.), Cervantes y la universalización de la lengua y la cultura españolas. Valladolid: Agilice Digital, 131-146. Co-authored article with Monserrat Bores. 2017 - publications
“Dale la vuelta a la tortilla: rediseño curricular de dos cursos de nivel intermedio”. In Hernández-Nieto & Moreno-Fernández (eds.), Reshaping Hispanic Cultures: Instituto Cervantes Symposium on Recent Scholarship. Vol. II. Language Teaching. Cambridge: Instituto Cervantes & Harvard University, 103-148. Co-authored article with Monserrat Bores. 2017 - publications
“Métodos y enfoques en la instrucción formal: hacia una enseñanza operativa del modo en español”. In Celma Valero, Gómez del Castillo & Morán Rodrígue (eds.), La Cultura hispánica: de sus orígenes al s. XXI. Valladolid: Campus Encuadernaciones S.L., 148-160. 2016 - publications
“Diseño curricular y elaboración de materiales de E/LE en contexto universitario”. In Celma Valero, Gómez del Castillo & Morán Rodríguez (eds.), La Cultura hispánica: de sus orígenes al s. XXI. Valladolid: Campus Encuadernaciones S.L., 56-72. Co-authored article with Leyre Alejaldre. 2016    - publications

Appointments

Associate Professor of Instruction
University of Texas at Dallas [2019–Present]
Director of Languages
University of Texas at Dallas [2019–Present]
Senior Lecturer
University of Texas at Dallas [2016–2019]
Director of the Spanish Language Program
University of Texas at Dallas [2016–Present]
Lecturer
Princeton University [2012–2016]
Lecturer
School of Languages of Žilina [2010–2012]
Lecturer
Universidad de Sevilla [2008–2010]

Projects

UT Dallas Language Placement Tests
2017/01
  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • German
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Arabic

Additional Information

Academic Activities
  • Spanish Book Club Coordinator. Since January 2019, The University of Texas at Dallas.
  • SPAN 2311 & SPAN 2312 Coordinator. Since January 2019, The University of Texas at Dallas.
  • Foreign Language Placement Tests Coordinator. Since 2018, The University of Texas at Dallas.
  • SPAN 1311 & SPAN 1312 Coordinator. Since June 2018, The University of Texas at Dallas.
  • Spanish Language Placement Test Coordinator, Editor & Administrator. Since 2017, The University of Texas at Dallas.
  • Spanish Language Table: Beginning II level. Spring 2017, The University of Texas at Dallas.
  • Spanish Club Advisor. Since 2016, The University of Texas at Dallas.
  • Organizing Committee Member of LI Congreso Internacional AEPE. 2016
  • Organizing Committee Member of L Congreso Internacional AEPE. 2015
  • Committee Chair of DELE B2 and DELE C1. 2011 – 2012, Instituto Cervantes Bratislava & Gymnázium Bilingválne, Žilina, Slovakia.
  • Coordinator of La Hora Cero. Spanish Magazine. 2010 – 2012, Gymnázium Bilingválne, Žilina, Slovakia. 
  • Committee Member of Maturita Exams in Spanish Language & Literature. 2011 – 2012, Gymnázium Bilingválne, Žilina, Slovakia.
  • Committee Member of Slovakia Linguistic Olympiad in Spanish. February 2012, Trstená, Slovakia.
  • Committee Member of Slovakia Linguistic Olympiad in Spanish. February 2011, Žilina, Slovakia.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant. Linguistics Intern Group. Spring 2009, Departamento de Lengua Española y Lingüística. Universidad de Sevilla, Spain.    
Professional Activities
  • Consulting and editor for Eleclips. 2014. Agilice (Spain). Responsible for B1 and B2 levels developing materials.
  • Coordinator of DELE exams. 2011 – 2012, Gymnázium Bilingválne Žilina. Center attached to Aula Cervantes Bratislava and Instituto Cervantes de Viena. Žilina, Slovakia. Responsible for the promotion, administration and management of the DELE exams.
  • Linguistics Advisor, Reviewer and Corrector. Slovak-Spanish Translations. 2011 –2012, Slovakia.
Professional Development
  • Training AVE Tutor Course, 2011, Instituto Cervantes de Viena, Austria. 
  • Cognitive Grammar for Advanced Level Aspects, 2011, Instituto Cervantes de Viena. Austria.
  • Information and Communications Technology for the Classroom, 2011, Agregaduría de Educación in Slovakia. Bratislava
  • DELE Accreditation Examiner (All levels), 2010 – 2011, Instituto Cervantes. Spain and Austria.
  • Environment and Digital Tools for Teaching/Learning of Spanish SL, 2010, Instituto Cervantes, Spain.
  • Current Trends in Linguistic and Philological Research. Philology Specialization Course, 2005, Universidad de Sevila, Spain.
  • Reflection patterns and Activity Proposals to Work on Specific Goals in the Spanish as a Second Language Classroom, 2004, Instituto Cervantes & UIMP. Seville, Spain.
  • Complementary Training in Teaching Spanish to Immigrants, 2004, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain.
  • Intercultural Post Graduate Certificate in Education, 2004, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain.
  • The Teaching/Learning Experience: Criteria, Patterns, Activities and Resources for Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language, 2003, Instituto Cervantes & UIMP. Seville, Spain.
  • Complementary Training for Teachers of Spanish as a Second Language, 2003, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain.