Professor Frantzen is the Director of the Spanish Language Program. She specializes in foreign language (FL) pedagogy, applied Spanish linguistics, and second language acquisition (SLA). She teaches courses in FL teaching methodology, applied Spanish linguistics, Spanish phonetics/phonology, and SLA. She has published articles on issues in FL lexical and grammatical acquisition, error correction, culture, and FL anxiety. Her textbook, Lazos: Gramática y vocabulario a través de la literatura, is an Intermediate/Advanced college Spanish text which combines a selection of 15 Hispanic short stories and an intensive review of selected Spanish grammar and lexical topics (published by Pearson/Prentice Hall, © 2009).
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