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AATSP Member Spotlights

 

Member Spotlight

Every few weeks, the AATSP “spotlights” one of its members in an attempt to recognize the many ways in which AATSP members promote the study and teaching of Spanish and Portuguese at all levels of education. We invite you to read the current spotlight below. You can also click at the bottom of this page to view archived spotlights. 
 



Linda Villadóniga

Estudiar una (o una segunda o tercera) lengua extranjera hoy en día es más importante que nunca. El mundo se hace cada vez más pequeño con los avances de tecnología que aumenta con más y más velocidad. Para poder competir en los mercados de Europa y Latinoamérica hay que inspirar a los estudiantes a que gocen del estudio de esa lengua. Entre las oportunidades que podemos darles a nuestros estudiantes están la Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica y el National Spanish Examination. Como profesora siempre animaba a mis estudiantes a que participasen en ambos. Incluso para mis estudiantes de Nivel 3, AP Lengua y AP Literatura era obligatorio tomar el National Spanish Examination. Aunque ahora estoy jubilada, como presidente del Capítulo de Florida de AATSP, Presidente de Florida Foreign Language Association y secretaria de Florida State Spanish Conference, creo firmemente que es mi obligación de seguir animando a los profesores para que se aventajen de las oportunidades que hay para sus estudiantes. Es importantísimo que los profesores sepan de las oportunidades y que informen a sus estudiantes de ellas. Es por eso que creo que es de mayor importancia que los profesores de español y portugués sean socios de AATSP y hago todo lo que esté a mi mano para promover la Asociación y todos sus programas.   

Biography

Maria Dolores (Linda) Villadóniga is a retired teacher from Florida. She began her teaching career at the Defense Language Institute, Monterey, California. Relocating to Florida in the 80’s, Linda taught at Flagler College, Daytona Beach Community College (now Daytona State College), and St. Johns River State College. At the high school level, she taught at St. Augustine High School, where she was the Advanced International Certificate of Education (Cambridge International Examinations, UK) program coordinator. She also taught at Bartram Trail High School, Pacetti Bay Middle School, and Creekside High School. Wherever she taught, Linda sponsored a Chapter of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica. Her students also competed at the Florida State Spanish Conference—a three-day competition for high school students studying Spanish. Linda’s students also participated in the National Spanish Examinations. Linda presently serves as President of the Florida Chapter of AATSP, President of the Florida Foreign Language Association, and Secretary of the Florida State Spanish Conference. Linda has been a presenter at local, state, regional, national, and international conferences. She has been a member of AATSP for over 30 years and recently received Member Emeritus Status. 

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