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Ann Abbott

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Contact Information

4080 Foreign Languages Building
707 S Mathews
Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Study, Spanish and Portuguese

Research Interests

My work focuses on student learning outcomes in, as well as critical analysis of the following: foreign language community service learning, social entrepreneurship, social media and languages for specific purposes. I also create curricular materials that reflect current research. In order to engage with language educators and learners worldwide, I am active on social media (

Additional Campus Affiliations

Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Spanish and Portuguese
Associate Professor, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Recent Publications

Abbott, A. R., & Lear, D. (2018). Aprendizaje-servicio y aprendizaje comunitario. In The Routledge Handbook of Spanish Language Teaching: Metodologías, contextos y recursos para la enseñanza del español L2 Routledge.

Abbott, A. R. (2018). Seemingly simple: numbers and the language gaps students bring to community organizations. Cuadernos de ALDEEU, 33, 143-157.

Abbott, A. R., & Martínez, G. (2018). Spanish for the Professions and Community Service Learning. In K. Potowski (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Spanish as a Heritage Language (Routledge Spanish Language Handbooks). Routledge.

Abbott, A. (2017). Civic engagement and community service learning: Connecting students’ experiences to policy and advocacy. In Creating Experiential Learning Opportunities for Language Learners: Acting Locally while Thinking Globally (pp. 33-52). Channel View Publications.

Abbott, A. (2017). Engaged humanities and the future of Spanish programs. Hispania, 100(5), 33-34.

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