Norma López-Burton

Norma lopez-burton

Position Title
Continuing Lecturer Emerita Spanish


Bio

PROFILE
Outside the Classroom...
I have several interests, perhaps the two great pastimes being racquetball and quilting.   


RESEARCH INTEREST(S)

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Cross-cultural studies


COURSE(S) TAUGHT

  • Spanish 390, Methodology
  • Spanish 8, Conversational Spanish
  • Spanish 1, 2, 3, Elementary Spanish
  • Freshman Seminar: Examing Cultural Stereotypes and Perspectives
  • Freshman Seminar: Introduction to Second Language Acquistion


COMMITTEES AND SERVICE

  • Language Committee
  • UCD Spanish Tutor Program
  • UCD/DJUSD Spanish Tutor Program
  • Founder, Sproul Hall Cup (interdepartmental soccer tournament)
  • UCD Racquetball Club Coach


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Pura Vida, 1st year Spanish (Wiley, in press, 2014; co-authored with Laura Marques and Cristina Pardo Ballester, former UCD graduate students)
  • On Being a Language Teacher: A Personal and Practical Guide to Success (Yale Press, in press, 2014; co-authored with Denise Minor, former UCD graduate student)
  • Tu Sais Quoi, French Conversation (Yale Press, 2012; co-authored with Annabelle Dolidon, former UCD graduate student in French)
  • Rumbos, 2nd year Spanish; 1/e, 2/e (Cengage, 2011; co-authored with Jill Pellettieri, former UCD graduate student)
  • Dimelo tu lab manual, 1st year Spanish; 1/e, 2/e (Heinle, 1989)


HONORS AND AWARDS

  • UC Davis Intramural Women's Racquetball Champion, 2010
  • Guest speaker for Wiley Language Educator Series, New Orleans LA, 2010
  • Academic Federation Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2009