Associate Professor; Associate Director of Summer Intensive Language Program

Gabriel Guillen
Office
400 Pacific Street D207
Tel
(831) 647-3085
Email
gabi@middlebury.edu

Gabriel is a seasoned practitioner and researcher in the field of language learning and technology. He created the first community of blogs dedicated to the interchange of languages, back in 2007, and recently founded Team Tandem (Recicle.org), connecting Spanish and English learners in the county of Monterey. His own doctoral dissertation centered on online intercultural exchanges and the use of language learning social networks in the context of hybrid language education. 

At MIIS Gabriel teaches content-based Spanish courses focusing on social entrepreneurship and the use of media in the Hispanic world. In the past, he has been a Frontier Market Scout, a recipient of the prestigious AECID Spanish Lectureship, a study abroad coordinator, a journal editor, a web developer, and a reporter who published more than 300 articles in Spanish. His teaching has been recognized with the Excellence in Teaching Year Award from the UC Davis Department of Spanish & Portuguese and the HOPE Award from the Southern Methodist University. He is an active member of the CALICO organization and regularly publishes about language learning in the Huffington Post. 

Courses Taught

Courses offered in the past two years.

  • Current term
  • Upcoming term(s)

This Spanish course offers you a space to develop intercultural communicative competence and professional skills at the intermediate high/advanced low level. Each week, you will travel to a neighboring community and interact with English learners who are native speakers of Spanish. Through a sequence of tasks and projects, you will also build community, learning autonomy, and second language confidence. Finally, you will work on language needs for the workplace such as job interviews, resume building, professional correspondence, digital identity, and networking strategies.

Spring 2019 - MIIS, Fall 2019 - MIIS, Spring 2020 - MIIS

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This course will facilitate interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational skills development in Spanish at the advanced low/mid level. You will watch, analyze, and discuss TED talks in Spanish, while working on a personal and/or professional story of your own.

Fall 2019 - MIIS, MIIS First Half of Term

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This Spanish course offers you a space to develop a professional digital project in Spanish, addressing an individual or collective need in your area of expertise. This project will allow you to develop research competence and critical digital fluency, while working on interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational skills in Spanish at the advanced mid/high level.  

Fall 2019 - MIIS, MIIS Second Half of Term

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This course will facilitate interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational skills development in Spanish at the advanced high/superior level. You will explore traditional media, trending topics, and fake news in the Spanish speaking world and in your area of expertise. A weekly publication in our own site (OndaGlobal.org) and a final project will help you develop transnational awareness, critical thinking, and persuasion skills in Spanish.

Fall 2019 - MIIS

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Summer 2018 Language Programs, Summer 2019 Language Programs

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Summer 2018 Language Programs, Summer 2019 Language Programs

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Summer 2018 Language Programs, Summer 2019 Language Programs

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Summer 2018 Language Programs, Summer 2019 Language Programs

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Summer 2018 Language Programs, Summer 2019 Language Programs

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Summer 2018 Language Programs, Summer 2019 Language Programs

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This course explores social innovation theories and cases in Latin America and Spain and provides a space for developing interpretive, interpersonal, intercultural, and presentational skills in Spanish. This is accomplished through discussions, research in the target language, interviews, creativity exercises, elevator pitches, presentations, and a final project related to a social need in the student's area of interest.

Spring 2019 - MIIS

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This course will facilitate interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational skills development in Spanish at the upper intermediate level. Learners will watch, analyze, and discuss TED talks in Spanish, while working on a personal and professional story of their own.

   

Fall 2018 - MIIS

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This course will facilitate interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational skills development in Spanish at the advanced level. Learners will explore traditional media, trending topics, and fake news, peeling the Spanish cultural onion. A weekly publication in our own site (OndaGlobal.org) will help develop transnational awareness, critical thinking, and persuasion skills in Spanish.

Fall 2018 - MIIS

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Each Friday, you will travel to Salinas and interact with Salinas Adult School ESL learners who are speakers of Spanish. Through a sequence of online and onsite activities, you will collaborate with community members and develop language awareness, language confidence and language proficiency; problem posing and problem solving skills in Spanish; interpersonal and intercultural competence; and learning autonomy. This course will meet two days a week and you will be required to work on Spanish assignments on a regular basis, meet with the course instructor, and submit a final deliverable (a solid blend of oral and written work).

Fall 2018 - MIIS

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Areas of Interest

Gabriel is passionate about genuine social impact, language learning in the community, general linguistics, social media, viral communication, international cinema, meaningful photography, and traveling with a purpose. As a practitioner, he is relentlessly willing to improve and develop spaces and resources for online and face-to-face second language learning, such as Onda Global and Recicle. For more information, please see his personal blog.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. Spanish Linguistics & SLA, University of California, Davis 
  • M.A. Applied Linguistics, Antonio de Nebrija University, Spain 
  • Certificate in Social Enterprise Management and Impact Investing, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey 

Professor Guillen has been teaching at the Institute since 2014.

Publications

  • Blake. R. & Guillén, G. (2019). Brave New Digital Classroom. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press. Forthcoming.
  • Guillén, G. (2018) Aspiración rasgada: Representación del habla de la calle en el cine realista de España. Hispania 101(2), 267-277.
  • Guillén, G., T. Sawin & Springer, S. (2018). The Lingo of Language Learning Startups: Congruency between Claims, Affordances, and SLA Theory. In S. Link & J. Li (Eds.) Assessment Across Online Language Education (198-218). CALICO Book Series. Sheffield: Equinox Publishing.
  • Guillén, G. & Blake R. (2017). Can you repeat, please? L2 complexity, awareness, and fluency development in the hybrid “classroom”. In: Sanz-Sánchez, I, Rivera-Mills, S V and Morin, R. (eds.) Online Language Teaching Research: Pedagogical, Academic and Institutional Issues (55-77). Corvallis: Trysting Tree Books.
  • Guillén, G. (2017). La represión del deseo en el cine cubano. Ética & Cine Journal, 7(3) 51-56.
  • Guillén, G. (2016). Intercultural Exchanges Assessment: Heating the Warm Little Pond. In J.  Dai (Ed.), Innovative Pedagogy and Ecological Perspective (161-173). Taipei: Sharing Publisher.
  • Guillén, G. (2016). Awareness and Corrective Feedback in Social CALL, Tandems, and E-Tandems. IALLT Journal of Language Learning Technologies, 44(2) 1-42.
  • Guillén, G. (2016). ¿Revolución o Candy Crush? Una conversación con Duolingo. Huffington Post.
  • Guillén, G. (2015). Review of Language MOOCS: Providing Learning, Transcending Boundaries. Language Learning & Technology 19(3) 61-64.
  • Blake, R., G. Guillén & Bradley, T. iCultura (2014). Davis, CA: University of California, Davis. Multimedia textbook for Spanish learners at the intermediate level.
  • Guillén, G. (2014). Best Practices for an Online Spanish Course. The FLT MAG.
  • Guillén, G. (2014). Jaime Rosales, sin aditivos: "El arte no surge por consenso”. Huffington Post.
  • Guillén, G. (2014). La aplicación que nos quitará el trabajo (mecánico). Huffington Post.
  • Guillén, G. (2013). El ocio y el negocio de aprender una segunda lengua. Huffington Post.
  • Guillén, G. (2013). Tandem Learning, Autonomous Learning, and the Rise of Social Networks: An Interview with Gabriel Guillén. Brave New Digital Classroom. Washington, DC: Georgetown. 
  • Guillén, G. (2012). Multimedia lessons for Spanish learners at the novice level. Davis, CA: University of California, Davis.
  • More than 300 articles published in the Spanish media, since 2001.

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