Dr. Stephen Krashen

Dr. Stephen Krashen

Stephen Krashen professor emeritus at the University of Southern California is an expert in the field of linguistics that counts with more than 486 publications on the areas of second-language acquisition, bilingual education and reading. The five main hypotheses of his widely known and well accepted second-language acquisition theory are studied worldwide by language educators: the Acquisition-Learning hypothesis; the Monitor hypothesis; the Natural Order hypothesis; the Input hypothesis; and the Affective Filter hypothesis. His work has been recognized with several prestigious awards (Pimsleur Award, Mildenberger Award,…) and positions (National Association for Bilingual Education Executive Board, International Reading Association’s Reading Hall of Fame,…). Actually, Dr. Stephen Krashen currently promotes the use of free voluntary reading as the most powerful tool in language education and helps educators by sharing many of his researches online at http://www.sdkrashen.com/ Is there a “fast track” to second language acquisition? Almost everyone, including language professionals, seems to think that some people have special talents for language acquisition. If we observe progress under optimal...
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Dr. Stephen Krashen

Dr. Stephen Krashen

Stephen Krashen, profesor emérito de la Universidad del Sur de California, es un experto en el campo de la lingüística que cuenta con más de 486 publicaciones en las áreas de adquisición del segundo idioma, educación bilingüe y lectura. Las cinco hipótesis principales de su reconocida teoría de la adquisición del segundo idioma son estudiadas en todo el mundo por profesores de lenguas extranjeras: Hipótesis de Adquisición-Aprendizaje Hipótesis del Monitor Hipótesis del Orden Natural Hipótesis de entrada Hipótesis del filtro afectivo Su trabajo ha sido reconocido con varios premios prestigiosos (Premio Pimsleur, Premio Mildenberger, .) y cargos (Asociación Nacional de Educación Bilingüe, Consejo de Lectura de la Asociación Internacional de Lectura, etc…). Actualmente, el Dr. Stephen Krashen promueve el uso de la lectura voluntaria como la herramienta más poderosa en la educación de idiomas. ¿Existe una "vía rápida" para la adquisición de un segundo idioma? Casi todos, incluidos los profesionales del lenguaje, parecen pensar que algunas personas tienen talentos especiales para la adquisición del lenguaje....
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El Dr. Álvaro Ramírez, promotor incansable del acercamiento y la comprensión entre las culturas a través del idioma español.

El Dr. Álvaro Ramírez, originario del Estado de Michoacán, realizó su formación académica en los Estados Unidos. En 1982, obtiene su Licenciatura en Español por la Universidad de Youngstown State, Ohio. En 1985 logra su Maestría en Literatura y Lingüística Aplicada por la Universidad de Southern California. En 1993, obtiene su Doctorado en Literatura y Lingüística Aplicada por la Universidad de Southern California. Ha publicado varios ensayos y artículos relacionados a la Cultura México-Americana, así como también cuentos y novela literaria, obteniendo diversos premios y  reconocimientos, entre ellos: -1996, “Brother Manuel Vega, Latino Empowerment” Premio-Saint Mary´s College of California, Moraga, California. -1998, Language, Summer Program – University per Stranieri, Perugia, Italy. -1982, George M. Wilcox Education – Youngstown State University Por más de 25 años ininterrumpidos, ha venido a Cuernavaca con grupos de estudiantes de St. Mary´s College of California, en Moraga, California. El Dr. Álvaro Ramírez ha viajado por todo el mundo y es un promotor incansable del acercamiento y la comprensión entre las culturas a través del idioma español.         .  ...
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Dr. James J. Horn, Associate Professor of History Emeritus, State University of New York College at Brockport

Dr. James J. Horm is Associate Professor of History Emeritus, State University of New York College at Brockport, where he taught history and coordinated the Mexico Program for thirty years until his retirement in 1998. During college vacations and after leaving academia, he coordinated 80 Road Scholar (Elderhostel) programs in Cuernavaca and he designed and escorted 66 private tours to many destinations in eight countries. In addition to newspaper features, book reviews, and lectures, Dr. Horn has written numerous scholarly articles on U.S. – Mexican relations and the politics of health car in Latin America. He has lectured frequently on his specialties, Latin America in the 20th Century, U.S.-Latin American Relations, and the History of Mexico. He is the author of Cuernavaca, A Guide for Students & Tourists (open that heading on the dashboard of this site). In 2012 he retired as President of Educational Travel Service, Inc. but he plans to maintain an active interest in his specialties. He resides...
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Under the Volcano, Conferencia del Dr. Alvaro Ramírez

Under the Volcano, by Dr. ALvaro Ramírez Since pre-Columbian times, Cuernavaca has enjoyed fame in Mexico as an attractive place with a generous climate and natural beauty, a place where Hernán Cortés established one of his palaces and later, during the Second Empire, the Hapsburg Maximilian spent many a day enjoying the magnificent and natural splendors which the valley of Cuauhnáhuac has always offered its inhabitants and visitors. But despite these two famous cases of Europeans becoming part of Cuernavaca folklore, especially Maximilian who left us a version of the Pocahontas myth through his love for the legendary India Bonita, foreigners in general will be unaware of this beautiful region of Mexico until the middle of the twentieth century when an emblematic novel of great literary value finally puts Cuernavaca on the map: I am referring to Malcolm Lowry’s Under the Volcano, published in 1947; a novel which John Houston would later turn into an excellent film in 1984. The impact that...
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Dr. Carmen Jany, California State University San Bernardino

Dr. Carmen Jany Associate Professor of Linguistics & Spanish, California State University at San Bernardino.   “Al rescate de las lenguas indígenas” Ha realizado estudios de Doctorado en lingüística y lingüística aplicada en la Universidad de California en Santa Bárbara; y en la Universidad de Zurich. Combina la labor docente con la investigación y publicación de diversos artículos y libros especializados, lo que le ha merecido innumerables premios.  ...
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Dr. Takiya Moore, California State University San Bernardino

Dr. Takiya Moore: "Zero to Online: Rapid Proto-Typing for Instuction" La Dra. Takiya Moore es especialista en Diseño Curricular en California State University San Bernardino. Su trabajo en el diseño de programas utilizando las tecnologías de la información ha contribuido a que Profesores y estudiantes optimicen el proceso enseñanza-aprendizaje.                      ...
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