Elizabeth Mares

Elizabeth Mares

Associate Professor, Spanish

Tel.: (630) 942-3937
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2625A
marese@cod.edu

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Curriculum development in task-based instruction of basic and intermediate-level Spanish and French courses


Recent Courses Taught:

  • Spanish 1101 and 1102 traditional and Internet
  • Spanish 2201 and 2202 traditional 
  • Culture and Civilization of Costa Rica


Current Projects:

  • Developing new curriculum for French Elementary and Intermediate courses online
  • Finalizing an Output Activities Manual publication for Elementary Spanish courses
  • Advising the award-winning Spanish Club, Casa de Amingos
  • Chairing the Latin American Studies Committee


Selected Publications, Presentations, Performances, Books:

  • Todos somos flamenco: Selection for Columbia College Chicago Latino Film Festival


Education:

  • M.A. in Spanish, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • B.A. in Spanish with Departmental Distinction, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • B.A. in French, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


Awards and Recognitions:

  • List of Teachers Ranked Excellent by Their Students, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • ICEOP Fellow, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Minority Award Partnership Fellow, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Jean F. Hill Award for Outstanding Scholarship and Service, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Champaign County Community Services Block Grant, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign