María José De la Fuente

María José De la Fuente

Associate Professor of Spanish, Director of the Spanish Language Program
Address: Phillips Hall
Phone: 202-994-1517


Professor María J. de la Fuente graduated from Georgetown University in 1998 with a PhD in Spanish and Second Language Acquisition. Before coming to GWU, she taught at Georgetown University, Duke University, and Vanderbilt University. Her research interests are the role of interaction in second/foreign language (L2) vocabulary acquisition, and the role of emerging technologies in language learning. The results of her research in these areas have appeared in refereed journals such as Studies in Second Language Acquisition, Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), and Language Teaching Research. Her current research focuses on the construct of task-based language learning. She is the author of two Spanish textbooks: Gente (Pearson) a widely-used textbook in college Spanish language programs, and Puntos de encuentro: a cross-cultural approach to Advanced Spanish (Cognella). Prof. de la Fuente is Editor in Chief of the Open Journal of Modern Linguistics.  She was the recipient of a 2008 Bender Teaching Award.


Office Hours

Fall 2016

Mon Wed 3:30 - 5:00