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Rodriguez, Juan

Assistant Professor - Spanish
Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures


MWF from 12:00 to 1:00pm (or by appointment)

Academic/Professional/Personal Focus

Areas of Expertise
Spanish second language acquisition, TESOL, Hispanic linguistics, teaching with technology

Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)


  • With Quintanilla, J. (2014c). El voseo en la publicidad de Costa Rica: Un análisis de las actitudes de los hablantes. Revista Internacional de Lingüística Iberoamericana, 23: 109-119.
  • (2014b). The use of clickers to assess knowledge in foreign language classes and their failure to increase reading compliance. Revista de Lingüística y Lenguas Aplicadas, 9: 88-96.
  • (2014a). Ejemplos de jejeo salvadoreño en Cuentos de Barro de Salarrué. Onomázein, 29: 78-89.
  • (2013). The use of email attachments to increase reading compliance in foreign language classes. Estudios de Lingüística Aplicada, 58.
  • (2010). Emotional intelligence, motivational orientations, and motivational learning effort and achievement in Spanish as a foreign language. In Selected Proceedings of the 12th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, ed. Claudia Borgonovo, Manuel Español-Echevarría, and Philippe Prévost, 284-297. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.
  • (2009). Acquisitional patterns of the Spanish copular verbs ser and estar: Data from L2 beginning learners in favor of the Declarative/Procedural model. Revista Española de Lingüística Aplicada, 22, 307-325.
  • (2008b). Distribución geográfica del ‘jejeo' en español y propuesta de reformulación y extensión del término. Revista Española de Lingüística, 38(2), 129-144.
  • (2008a). Creación de preguntas de preparación para promover las lecturas asignadas en cursos de contenido en lenguas extranjeras. Revista Iberoamericana de Educación, 46(3), 1-10.


  • With Tom Alsop (2014). Flipping the Spanish classroom. Rochester, MI: Carlex, Inc. 
  • With Tom Alsop (2013). Good old-fashioned Spanish grammar student workbook. Troy, MI: Teacher's Discovery.
  • With Tom Alsop and Edra Staffieri (2012). García Lorca for High School Students. Rochester, MI: Carlex, Inc. 
  • With Tom Alsop (2012). La Casa Encantada. Rochester, MI: Carlex, Inc. 
  • (2008). La comida hispana y los mandatos formales. Marco ELE. Revista de Didáctica ELE, 7.


  • Keynote speaker in the 7 Foro de Centro de Idiomas y Centros de Autoacceso de la Universidad Veracruzana in Orizaba, Mexico. 
  • Multiple conference presentations: XX Congreso Internacional de la Sociedad Chilena de Lingüística; 64th & 63rd Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference; 30th Annual Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures; The 4th Interdisciplinary Colloquium in Spanish / Latin American Linguistics, Literatures, and Cultures; 2009 AAFLT Conference; 2008 & 2014 Hispanic Linguistics Symposium; 8th Annual Colloquium by the SpAnish Graduate Association (SAGA) and more...

ONLINE TEACHING MATERIALS: Playlist to improve Spanish pronunciation: www.youtube.com/jpablorodrig



  • Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics (August 2009) Specialization: Spanish Second Language Acquisition @ University of Florida (Gainesville, FL).

Dissertation title: "Verbal Morphology in Second Language Spanish Acquisition: The Roles of Declarative and Procedural Memory Systems." Director: Theresa A. Antes. Committee members: Joaquim Camps, Gillian Lord, & Wind Cowles.

  • M.A. in Foreign Languages (August 2004) Specialization: TESOL @ West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV).
  • B.A. in English Philology (July 2002) @ University of Valladolid (Spain).


  • Graduate Student Teaching Award for the Academic Year 2008-2009. University of Florida.
  • Finalist, III Premio Cristóbal de Villalón a la Innovación en Enseñanza de Español como Lengua Extranjera. University of Valladolid, 2008.
  • McLaughlin Dissertation Fellowship. University of Florida, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 2007.

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor at Butler University (2012-current): Intro to Hispanic Linguistics, Spanish Second Language Acquisition, Spanish Morphosyntax, Spanish Pronunciation (F2F and online), History of the Spanish Language, Spanish Grammar in Context.
  • Instructor at Butler University (2010-2012): Intermediate Spanish, Spanish for Written Communication, Spanish for Oral Communication, Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics, Spanish Pronunciation, and Spanish Second Language Acquisition.
  • Instructor at Ball State University (2009-2010): Intermediate Spanish.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Florida (2004-2009): Beginning & intermediate Spanish, Intensive Communication Skills, Spain and the European Union, Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics, and assistant to the coordinators of the elementary Spanish program for two years.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant at West Virginia University (2002-2004): Beginning & intermediate Spanish.