Julie Ann Madewell has been teaching Spanish to undergraduate students at Indiana University since 2006. She earned her B.S. in Spanish and Photography at Middle Tennessee State University in 2005, and then taught English as a Second Language for one year at the Instituto Ramiro de Maeztu in Madrid, Spain before coming to IU where she completed her M.A. in Hispanic Linguistics in 2008. Julie’s teaching and research interests are: immersive technologies in the foreign-language classroom, individualized learning programs, learning analytics, service-learning projects, experiential learning environments, content based teaching, study abroad/language immersion programs and task-based language teaching. She is the program creator and director for the Spanish Language Immersion Camp in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at IU – the first immersion program for high school students with a fully task-based curriculum developed by Lead Curriculum Researcher and Designer Dr. Laura Gurzynksi-Weiss and a team of graduate students. Julie has taught for several study abroad and language immersion programs since 2008 including: Indiana University Honors Program in Foreign Languages (Spain, Mexico, and Chile), Council on International Educational Exchange (Mexico), Austin Peay State University (Ecuador), Middlebury Summer Intensive Language Program, and IU Department of Spanish and Portuguese(Dominican Republic). She developed the new short-term study abroad program HISP-X370 Business Communities in Peru that has been running since 2019 and plans to expand on this course in the future.

Academic Degrees

  • B.S. in Spanish and Photography, Middle Tennessee State University 2005
  • M.A. in Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, Indiana University Bloomington 2008

Professor Madewell is returning to the Institute after teaching during the 2016 summer term