Teaching Instructor of Spanish
Beatriz Cobeta has been teaching Spanish at the George Washington since 2006. Previously she taught at the Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza" in Rome, Italy. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Spanish Language and Literature from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, during the course of which she spent one year studying at the Université Paris-Sorbonne in Paris, France. She earned a Master’s degree in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language from the UNED in Madrid and did her training as a Spanish instructor in the Instituto Cervantes in Rome. As an educator her goal is to create an environment in the classroom where students feel supported and confident as well as promote cross-cultural interest and understanding. She practices a communicative approach, using task-based activities and the latest instructional technologies to engage her students. She is currently co-authoring a content-based Advanced Spanish textbook with Professor María de la Fuente that has a strong emphasis on international and current affairs. This will be published by Pearson in 2012.
Professor Cobeta is on a leave of absence this academic year.