Manel Lacorte
Associate Professor

Manel Lacorte (B.A., University of Barcelona; M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago; Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, Scotland) is Associate Professor of Spanish Applied Linguistics, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Director of the MA track in Hispanic Applied Linguistics at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Lacorte has been an OPI Certified Tester since 2007, and ACTFL Certified Workshop Facilitator since 2018. In addition, Dr. Lacorte has worked as an Associate Director for the School of Spanish at Middlebury College (VT), since 2009, where he teaches graduate courses on Spanish language teaching methodology, and coordinates PArLAR, a research group focused on Program  Articulation  and  Language  Acquisition. Manel Lacorte’s research deals with second language (L2) and heritage language (HL) pedagogy and teacher education; L2 classroom interaction and context(s); applied linguistics; and sociopolitical issues in L2 and HL teaching and learning. Dr. Lacorte has published in journals such as Language Teaching Research, Foreign Language Annals, Spanish in Context, Heritage Language Journal, Hispania, and Cultura & Educación, among others. He has co-authored Lingüística hispánica actual: guía didáctica y materiales de apoyo and Introducción a la lingüística hispánica actual: teoría y práctica (Routledge). He has edited or co-edited a number of volumes, among them Lingüística aplicada del español (Arco Libros, 2007), Spanish in the United States and Other Contact Contexts: Sociolinguistics, Ideology and Pedagogy (Iberoamericana/ Vervuert, 2009), The Routledge Handbook of Hispanic Applied Linguistics (Routledge, 2015), Multiliteracies Pedagogy and Language Learning: Teaching Spanish to Heritage Speakers (Longman, 2018), and Handbook of Spanish Language Teaching: Metodología, recursos y contextos para la enseñanza del español (Routledge, 2019). Dr. Lacorte has been the guest editor of two special issues on Spanish language teaching methodology and Spanish teaching in the United States for the journals Miríada Hispánica (2013) and Journal of Spanish Language Teaching (2014), and Revista Nebrija de Lingüística Aplicada (2020). Between 2004-2015, Manel was a co-editor (with Judy Liskin-Gasparro) of the Theory and Practice in Second Language Classroom Instruction Series (Pearson Education). He is currently an associate editor for the Journal of Spanish Language Teaching, and co-editor of the Routledge Spanish Language Handbook Series.

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