Deborah Brooks

Faculty Profiles

Deborah Brooks

Deborah Brooks

Part Time Faculty
Modern Languages
Education

Education 

  • BA, MA Michigan State University (Spanish, Education )
  • Graduate level certification program in Teaching English as a New Language at Indiana University, Bloomington

Areas of Expertise 

  • Spanish
  • English as a Second Language

Research Interests 

Second language acquisition

Courses Recently Taught 

All levels of English as a Second Language courses

Professional Experience 

  • K-12 Spanish, French and English as a Second Language teacher; New Buffalo Area Schools, New Buffalo, Michigan 1981-2010
  • Coordinator of English as a Second Language Program; New Buffalo Area Schools, 2010-2012
  • Adjunct Spanish faculty Modern Language Department, Saint Mary's College 2012-2015, 2017
  • English as a Second Language instructor , Saint Mary's College English Language School 2015-17
  • Field Experience Supervisor for English as a Second Language student teachers; Saint Mary's College Department of Education, 2017

Creative and Scholarly Work 

 "Using Simulations to Teach Culture in the Spanish Classroom" Article in December 1996  Hispañia 19(4)  858-859 ( publication  of AATSP, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese )

Awards

  • Region IV Michigan Teacher of the Year 1993-94
  • Finalist State of Michigan Teacher of the Year  1993-94