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Victoria Arbizu-Sabater
Lecturer
Lecturer of Spanish
 
e-mail:varbizu@rice.edu
 
  • Ph.D. Spanish Linguistic (pending) University of Seville, Seville, Spain
  • B.A Magisters in Elementary Education with a Minor in English for Secondary School (1986) University of Seville, Spain, Seville, Spain
  • Certificate Certificate for Overseas teachers of English (1991) Royal Society of Arts / University of Cambridge at the British Council of Madrid, Spain, Madrid, Spain
  • M.A. Spanish Linguistics (1996) University of Seville, Spain, Seville, Spain
  • M.A. Spanish Literature (1999) Rice University, Houston, TX, Houston, Texas
 
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Professional Development-- OPI Familiarization Workshop, Dr. Karl F. Otto, at the CSL lab, December 2011.
 
 
PhD Candidate
 

In Spanish Linguistics, University of Seville, Spain


Research topic: Study of Spanish in Texas, 1822-1836.

 
Professional Development-- Rice LRC Luncheon Technology (Spring 2011).
 
 
Professional Development-- Rice LRC Technology Training Session (Spring 2011): Using Adobe for pics, Wiki, …
 
 
Professional Affiliations
 

ACTFL (since 2006)
MLA (since 2011)
SOCALLT (since 2009)
IALLT (since 2009)

 
Professional Development-- Rice CSL Lab (Fall 2011): Owlspace Space Workshop “Using Language Tools”.
 
 
Professional Development-- Congreso Mundial de Profesores de Español [online], organized by the Institute Cervantes in Spain, November, 21-23, 2011
 
 
Websites
 Victoria Arbizu-Sabater
 Rice-Victoria Arbizu-Sabater
 Rice Intercultural Communications RIC - Spanish
 Victoria Arbizu-Sabater- Spanish classes
 Victoria Arbizu-Sabater - Spanish classes
 Victoria Arbizu-Sabater - Spanish classes
 Victoria Arbizu-Sabater - Spanish classes
 
Research Areas
 E-pal language and culture exchange projects -- Rice and two Universities in Mexico: Tech of Monterrey 2008-2010, and Universidad Iberoamericana of Torreon (Coahuila) Fall 2010: Videoconference sessions, use of Owlspace (Forum & Wiki Language Tools). Project of conversational classes via video-conferences in which Spanish-language instructors from University of Seville, Spain, tutor Rice students (one-on-one structure) at all levels. The Spanish language during the Independence of Texas (PhD research).
 
Teaching Areas
 Introduction to Spanish Language and Culture I & II,
Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture I & II, Advanced Spanish I and II
 
Selected Publications
 Refereed articles
 


 
 

Co-author of a Journal "Scriptura". "Article: "Paratexto Sexual y la Sátira Misógina en la Carajicomedia (1519) (pp.37-56)." Scriptura, 19-20(2009), Spain: 300.." 

 
 Book chapters
 

Victoria Arbizu-Sabater (co-author) "PARATEXTO SEXUAL Y SÁTIRA MISÓGINA EN LA CARAJICOMEDIA (1519) (pp.37-56)." Scriptura, 19-20 (2009) : 300.

 
Creative Works
 Other - Tutorial Videoconference Program
 Developed innovative tutorial classes in which Spanish-language instructors from University of Seville, Spain, tutor Rice students at the Span 102 level, via video-conferences (skype)., Center for the Study of Languages, CSL lab (Fall 2012)
 
 Other - E-pal Language & Cultural Exchange program. Integrating Skype-videoconferences in the classroom, Owlspace-Forum program, Owlspace-Wiki program.
 E-pal Language & Cultural Exchange program between my courses and students in the Universidad Iberoamericana, Torreón, México. Integrating Skype-videoconferences in the classroom, Owlspace-Forum (Spring 2011) program, Owlspace-Wiki program (Fall 2011)., Owlspace Forum & Skype,
 
 Other - Implementing E-portfolio for all classes using blogs.rice.edu (since Spring 2011).
 Virtual sites,
 
 Other - In Owlspace, implementation of Gradebook, Resources, Movies, Drop-Box, and Owls-Socrates.
 
 
 Other - Use of technological resources.
 Use of technological resources such as text-chats, OwlSpace-Forum, Tell-Me-More, Wimba, Wikis, Blogs, ExTemplate., Virtual sites,
 
 Performances - E-pal project with the Tec of Monterrey, Mexico: Forum and Videoconference sessions at the LRC
 Victoria Arbizu-Sabater - Leonor Rosales (Tec of Monterrey, Mexico), Rice campus, Language Resource Center (Spring, Fall 2009)
 
  Exhibitions - Group - Rice Annual Art Exhibition –Undergraduate program
 A piece of my monoprint-work done during an Art class at Rice, Fall 2008, was selected to be exhibited., Victoria Arbizu-Sabater, Rice Annual Art Exhibition, Rice Media Center (April 22- May 9)
 
 Performances - Rice Intercultural Communications RICWIKI
 Creation of a website for my classes and Rice students. Any student may submit their experiences of culture and language from being in any Spanish-Speaking country. Pilot Project. , Victoria Arbizu-Sabater, Language Resource Center, Rayzor Hall, second floor (May 4-15)
 
  Exhibitions - Group - Monoprints, Art class and a final exhibition of the class work at the Rice Media Center.
 Monoprint class, Fall 2008, Sewall Hall (classroom), and Rice Media Center (exhibition) (Fall 2008 -- December 6, 2008 –January 15, 2009)
 
  Exhibitions - Group - The Center for the Study of Languages displayed booths on some Languages and Cultures in various days during a week.
 The lecturers of the CSL, International Educational Week, Rayzor Hall, 1st floor (November 17, 2008)
 
Presentations
 Invited Papers
 

Lecturer.  "Exchange Project: Collaborative tools and Video-communications." IALLT, Atlanta, Georgia. (May 26-30 (May 28)) With Victoria Arbizu-Sabater

 
 

Lecturer.  "Successful Integration of Videoconferencing Tools to the Language Curriculum." ACFTL Conference, San Diego, California. (November, 20-22) With Victoria Arbizu-Sabater Meng Yeh Claire Bartlett

 
 Invited Talks
 

Lecturer in Spanish.  "The RicWiki project." LRC , Rayzor Hall, Rice University. (Spriing 2010)

 
 

Lecturer.  "Rice Intercultural Communications RICWIKI." LRC Summer Workshop, Language Resource Center. (May 15) With Victoria Arbizu-Sabater

 
 

Lecturer.  "Using Skype in an E-pal Language Exchange Project." Language Resource Center (LRC) Luncheon, Rayzor Hall, room 121. (April 17) With Victoria Arbizu-Sabater

 
 Introduction on how my e-pal project at Rice has used videoconferencing in class.
 
 

To give an introduction on Huelva city, Spain.  "Huelva (Spain), Sister City of Houston." Poe Elementary School, third year teacher, Poe Elementary School. (April)

 
 Lectures
 

"Exchange Project:Collaborative tools and Video-communications." IALLT, Atlanta, Georgia. (Spriing 2009) With D. del Pino

 
 

Lecturer in Spanish.  "Extend Your Class to the World Via Videoconferencing." SOCALLT, Austin, Texas. (2009) With C. Barlett

 
 

Lecturer in Spanish.  "Successful Integration of Videoconferencing Tools to the Language Curriculum." ACTFL, San Diego, California. (Fall 2009) With M. Yeh, C. Barlett

 
 

Lecturer.  "Videoconferences." Socallt, Washington University at Austin. (February 12, 13, 14) With Victoria Arbizu-Sabater Claire Bartlett

 
 Session Chair
 

Lecturer.  "CSL International Film Festival." Center for the Study of Languages, Rice Media Center. (March 10)

 
Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 Outstanding and Distinguished Faculty Associate at Wiess College for the 2007-2008 academic year, Wiess College (April 23, 2008)

 Full scholarship for an M.A. in Spanish, Rice University (August 1997)

 Lecturer in Spanish for a University of Poland, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain (October 1990)

Residencies & Summer Festivals
 Summer Festival
 Summer Courses of Spanish Language and Culture in Poland. I also collaborated with the Spanish Embassy as a facilitator in the Summer Courses of Spanish Language and Culture. These courses were fashioned as sleep-away camps where second year level students of Spanish from all Polish universities had the opportunity to experience various workshops in a total immersion environment for two weeks., Warsaw, Poland. (1991, 1992)
Positions Held
 President, La Casa de España. (2009 - 2009)

 Coordinator for Spanish Intermediate level (Span 200), Center for the Study of Languages. (2010 - 2010)