Teaching Instructor of Spanish
Carola Goldenberg has over 20 years of experience in second language acquisition. She started her career teaching at the highest corporate and government levels in Europe, including CEOs of major multinational companies and Cabinet ministers in the UK. She was responsible for the design, standardization, and production of curriculum development and evaluation courseware in 26 languages for the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the European Council in Brussels, as well as other European Union agencies in the UK. She was also in charge of the recruitment and training of world language instructors around the world. Since 2014, she has been teaching and coordinating Spanish courses at the George Washington University, where her excellence in teaching was recognized with a runner-up position for the Bender Teaching Award in 2019. She has co-authored the 4th edition of Gente, a task-based elementary to intermediate level Spanish textbook, with Professor de la Fuente. Her research interests focus on instructed second language acquisition (ISLA), particularly in the role of the first language in the second language learning process, the mental lexicon, and task-based learning. The results of her research have been published in peer reviewed journals and presented at a number of domestic and international conferences, such as the American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) and Second Language Research Forum (SLRF). She started her career in Argentina as a bilingual translator and interpreter with a degree from Emilio Stevanovitch’s Interpreters’ School and then moved to the UK to continue her studies where she earned a Master of Arts in Bilingual Translation from the University of Westminster, and a Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics and Foreign Language Teaching from the University of Nottingham.