Encarna Bermejo, PhD

Encarna Bermejo

Contact:

Office Address: UAC 143
Phone: (281) 649-3677

ebermejo@hbu.edu
Assistant Professor of Spanish

Education

  • BA in Business Administration, National Louis University
  • MA in Spanish Linguistics, University of Houston
  • PhD in Applied Spanish Linguistics, University of Houston

Courses Taught

  • All levels of Beginners and Intermediate Spanish
  • Spanish composition
  • Spanish for the Professions
  • Spanish Sociolinguistics
  • Spanish in the US
  • Introduction to Spanish/English Translation
  • Public Speaking for Heritage Learners
  • All levels of Spanish for Heritage Learners
  • Public Speaking for Heritage Learners
  • Composition for Heritage Learners
  • Spanish in the Business Environment
  • Spanish for Health Alliance
  • Survey of Linguistics
  • Spanish Introduction to linguistics
  • Bilingual Education:
    • Hispanic Cultural Perspectives
    • Spanish Writing Workshop
    • Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language
    • Introduction to Linguistics
    • Methods of Second Language Acquisition
    • Teaching Math, Science and Social Studies in the Bilingual Classroom
    • Develop Literacy in the Bilingual Classroom

Teaching Focus

Dr. Bermejo’s teaching focus is on helping students acquire proficiency in Spanish and an understanding of the Spanish Culture. Her areas of interest include the study of Spanish for Heritage Learners, second language acquisition, and cross-cultural studies.

Additional Information

Her publications include a number of articles in academic journals. In addition, Dr. Bermejo has collaborated as a consultant in the edition of several textbooks in Spanish (Cengage). Currently, Dr. Bermejo is working in the areas of Spanish Heritage Learners’ lexical development and re-acquisition, Spanish for the Professions and in the design and implementation of teaching and learning strategies for Spanish bilingual students.

Dr. Bermejo sponsors the HBU Sigma Lambda Gamma, a national sorority society that admits juniors and seniors from all academic disciplines.

Dr. Bermejo sponsors the HBU International Students Association; the purpose of ISA is to promote an interest of the different cultures represented on the HBU campus.

Dr. Bermejo has also taught at the University of Houston, Sam Houston State University and Houston Community College.