“Teaching Spanish is a political act. It is a path towards the creation of understanding of one’s own culture and other cultures. Through discussion, students challenge the status quo and are provided with the necessary tools to read the world.”
Citlali Miranda-Aldaco, a native of Mexico City, is Assistant Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies in the Center for Hispanic and Latinx Studies and has been a faculty member at Goucher College for over 14 years. Her research focuses on experiential learning approaches to language learning acquisition and Latinx identity formation. Her extensive higher education experience includes teaching at Johns Hopkins University, the University of Minnesota, and UMBC. At Goucher, Miranda-Aldaco has taught a wide array of courses, ranging from language courses that include intercultural exchanges with native speakers from Spanish-speaking countries, to seminars and CPEs that focus on the exploration of identity, translation and interpretation, and art in revolutionary resistance. In her classroom, she invites her students to create discourses where the principles of human dignity and social justice are extended. Miranda-Aldaco is also an integral member of the campus community and has served on numerous cross-divisional committees such as the technology task force, assessment ad-hoc committee, JED, Latinx recruitment with the office of admissions, LYE committee, and hiring search committees for OGE and the Dean of students, to mention just a few. Finally, her work with students goes beyond the classroom walls. Currently, she is organizing a ‘Latinx Support Group’ focused on the academic, social and professional success of first generation, low-income students.
Moreno-López, I., Ramos-Sellman, A., Miranda-Aldaco, C., & Gomis-Quinto, M. (2017). Transforming Ways of Enhancing Foreign Language Acquisition in the Spanish Classroom: Experiential Learning Approaches. Foreign Language Annals. DOI:10.1111/flan.12267
Moreno-López, I., & Miranda-Aldaco, C. (2013). “Quantitative Study Comparing NBTL to Traditional Spanish Classes.” Revista de Educación. No. Extraordinario 2013: Competencias básicas: retórica o realidad, 363-383.
“Baltimore Academy Evaluation” Technical Report. Baltimore City Public Schools. August 2012.
“Validation Study of Survey of Ethics in Clinical Practice” Technical Report. Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University. July 2010.
Miranda-Aldaco, C. (2010). “Latino Literacy: 500 Years of Resistance.” New Horizons for Learning. http://education.jhu.edu/newhorizons/Journals/spring2010/latino-literacy-500-years-of-resistance/
Conference Papers & Panel Participation
“Harvest of Empire”, panel participant. Goucher College. March 28th, 2017.
“Why didn’t we learn this before?” 48th annual NeMLA Convention (The Academic World as Literary Exploration in Hispanic and Portuguese Literatures). March 23-26, 2017. Baltimore, MD.
“Breaking Cliques, Creating Community” Presentation at the ACTFL 2016 Language Convention and World Languages Expo, Boston, MA. November 18-20, 2016
"It’s more than just songs and clips" Presentation at the 2016 Conference on Second Languages and Cultures: Theory, Practice, and Instructional Strategies. June 17th, 2016. Cincinnati, OH.
"Crossing Borders From Your Own Home." Presentation at the annual meeting of Knowledge Crossing Borders / Congreso Internacional sobre la Educación Superior (CIESUP). May 31st to June 3rd, 2016. West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
“Think Outside the Classroom: Innovative Ways of Enhancing Foreign Language Learning.” Co-presentation: Dr. Isabel Moreno-López , Dr. Aida Ramos-Sellman, Maite Gomis-Quinto. Twenty-Second International Conference on Learning in the San Pablo University (CEU), Madrid, Spain. July 9-11, 2015
“It´s Not Your Grandmother´s Spanish Classroom: Assessing Different Instructional Methods” 2014 Maryland Foreign Language Association, Fall Conference. Co-presentation: Dr. Isabel Moreno-López, Dr. Aida Ramos-Sellman. Notre Dame of Maryland University. Baltimore, MD. Oct. 11th, 2014
“Bilingual exchanges using new technologies” Presentation at the 2014 Conference on Spanish Language and Culture: Theory, Practice and Instructional Strategies. Cincinnati, Ohio, June 2014.
“Bilingual online exchanges for beginning language learners” Presentation at the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference: The Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Conference. April 18-20, 2013.
“Foreign language teaching and learning: Broadening horizons in a shrinking world” Presentation at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. April 6th, 2012
“Here We Go Again: Does Network-Based Spanish Teaching Enhance Language Acquisition?” Presentation at theInternational Association for Technology, Education and Development (IATED). Valencia, Spain. March 7-9, 2011
“A Study on Language Acquisition between Language Courses with an On-line Communicative Component and Traditional Language Courses”. Presentation at The Annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN10). Barcelona, Spain. July 4-7, 2010
“You Need no Passport to Cross this Border”. Presentation at the “13er. Encuentro Nacional de Profesores de Lenguas Extranjeras” at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Mexico City. June 26, 2008.
“Spanish Through the Eyes”. Presentation at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Baltimore, MD. November 17-20, 2005.
“Learn Spanish in your PJ’s, Mallard project.” Presentation at the International Association of Language Learning Technology. Rice University. May 2001.
Woodson High, Fairfax VA. Talk on AP preparation skills
Academic or Professional Associations
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Northeast Modern Language Association
Other Professional or Scholarly Activity
Oral Proficiency Interviewer (OPI)
AP rater/table leader