Instructor for German and Composition

  • MA T.I.L. (Teaching International Languages)
  • Graduate level TESOL Certificate
Teaching College Level Writing BA Linguistics Business Administration minor
Teaching Specialties
  • German
  • Composition
  • Linguistics

Research Interests
  • Language Acquisition and Multilingualism
  • Second Language Phonetics and Phonology
  • Speech Perception
  • Phonological Change and Variation
  • Psycholinguistic Aspects of SLA and Bilingualism
  • Bilingual Grammatical Competence
  • Ultimate Attainment and Near Nativeness
  • Foreign Accent
  • Third Language Acquisition of Phonology
  • Cognitive Aspects of Multilingualism

Staatlich geprüfter Übersetzer (Deutsch-Englisch)

I am currently an instructor for German and Composition at Arkansas State University Campus Queretaro. Before coming to Mexico, I worked as an instructor of English in the IAA (Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik) at the University of Hamburg, Germany. At the UHH I taught Introduction to English Language Studies, Text and Response, Text Production, Phonetics and Pronunciation, and Graduate Level Composition for Linguistics. Prior to that, I taught Freshmen English for EOP and international students at the University of Chico, CA in the United States of America, where I was a graduate student. I did my undergraduate studies in Linguistics and Business Administration at CSU, Chico and at the University of Würzburg, Germany. Aside from teaching, I have worked as interim coordinator and pedagogical supervisor at an at-risk youth center in Ochsenfurt, Germany and as an officially certified translator for German and English. I grew up in the Bay Area, near Oakland but am a native of Germany.
Contact Information
Tel. 01419 6893054
Email: ddiaz@astate.edu