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  • Professor Isabel Rivero-Vila
    Professor Isabel Rivero-Vila
    Carthage College

Isabel Rivero-Vila

Assistant Professor of Modern Languages

Lentz Hall 219

  • Biography
  • Education
  • Courses

Isabel Rivero-Vilá has taught Spanish and French since 2004 as an assistant professor at Carthage. She came to Carthage after teaching Spanish at several institutions in Brittany and Normandy (Lycée de L’Elorn, Lycée Jean d’ Arc, Lycée Coat-Mez) and Colegio Delibes in Salamanca, Spain. She also taught French at the Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca and at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. 

She has a Ph.D in French Linguistics and Literature (Universidad de Salamanca, Spain) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in French Education (Universidad de Burgos, Spain). She has studied at several universities in France and Spain. She did her doctoral research in Université de Paris 13 and earned her master’s degree from the Université de Caen Basse-Normandie (France).   

She has also received the extraordinary award after the defense of the first part of her thesis. In June 2011 she successfully defended and obtained her Ph.D. ( Doctor Europeus) in French and Second Language Acquisition from the Universidad de Salamanca. The title of her thesis was: “L’interculturel à travers le multimédia dans l’enseignement du français-langue étrangère.” In her thesis, she provides a method with activities that she developed to teach intercultural aspects of the Francophone world and its representation in Francophone movies for French learners. This method is currently being reviewed for publication in Paris. 

She has also developed a successful connection between Carthage and Universidad de Salamanca, where each summer she presents the TLE program and meets many interested Spanish candidates for this position.

Finally, she actively engages in promoting international events at Carthage as the advisor to the International Friendship Society and helps redesign the Modern Languages web pages.

  • Ph.D. — Modern French Language and Culture and Second Language Acquisition, Universite de Paris 13 and Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
  • A.B.D. — French Linguistics and Literature, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
  • M.A. — French Linguistics and Literature — Universidad de Salamanca, Spain and Universite de Caen-Basse, France
  • B.A. — French Education, Universidad de Burgos, Spain

Prof. Rivero-Vila has taught the following courses at Carthage:

Spanish Courses

  • Spanish 1010 Elementary Spanish I
  • Spanish 1020 Elementary Spanish II
  • Spanish 2010 Intermediate Spanish I
  • Spanish 2020 Intermediate Spanish II
  • Spanish 3010 Advanced Spanish I
  • Spanish 3030 Spanish Conversation
  • Spanish 3040 Spanish Composition
  • Spanish 3080 Spanish Speaking World: Social, Political, and Economics
  • Spanish 3090 Spanish Speaking World: Cultural and Intellectual Life
  • Spanish 3110 Interpreting Written Texts

French Courses

  • French 2010 Intermediate French I
  • French 2020 Intermediate French II
  • French 3010 Advanced French I
  • French 3080 French Speaking World: Social, Political, and Economic Issues
  • French 3090 French Speaking World: Cultural and Intellectual Life
  • French 3110 WI Interpreting Written Texts in French
  • French 400A W Topics course: Francophone Cultures Through Film and Multimedia
  • French 4010 Senior Seminar in French

Adult Education Courses

  • Spanish I
  • Spanish II

J-Term Courses

  • Paris a Capital Experience — Study Tour (2008, 2009)
  • Humor in French Film (2012, 2013)
  • A Journey of Senses in Spain: Music and Cultural Heritage — Study Tour, Carthage Symposium (2015)
  • Professor Isabel Rivero-Vila
    Professor Isabel Rivero-Vila
    Carthage College

Isabel Rivero-Vila

Isabel Rivero-Vilá has taught Spanish and French since 2004 as an assistant professor at Carthage. She came to Carthage after teaching Spanish at several institutions in Brittany and Normandy (Lycée de L’Elorn, Lycée Jean d’ Arc, Lycée Coat-Mez) and Colegio Delibes in Salamanca, Spain. She also taught French at the Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca and at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. 

She has a Ph.D in French Linguistics and Literature (Universidad de Salamanca, Spain) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in French Education (Universidad de Burgos, Spain). She has studied at several universities in France and Spain. She did her doctoral research in Université de Paris 13 and earned her master’s degree from the Université de Caen Basse-Normandie (France).   

She has also received the extraordinary award after the defense of the first part of her thesis. In June 2011 she successfully defended and obtained her Ph.D. ( Doctor Europeus) in French and Second Language Acquisition from the Universidad de Salamanca. The title of her thesis was: “L’interculturel à travers le multimédia dans l’enseignement du français-langue étrangère.” In her thesis, she provides a method with activities that she developed to teach intercultural aspects of the Francophone world and its representation in Francophone movies for French learners. This method is currently being reviewed for publication in Paris. 

She has also developed a successful connection between Carthage and Universidad de Salamanca, where each summer she presents the TLE program and meets many interested Spanish candidates for this position.

Finally, she actively engages in promoting international events at Carthage as the advisor to the International Friendship Society and helps redesign the Modern Languages web pages.

Brief Bio

Isabel Rivero-Vilá came to Carthage in 2004 after teaching Spanish at several institutions in Brittany and Normandy (Lycée de L’Elorn, Lycée Jean d’ Arc, Lycée Coat-Mez) and Colegio Delibes in Salamanca, Spain. She also taught French at the Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca and at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. At Carthage, she teaches courses in Spanish and French, serves as advisor to the International Friendship Society, and helps redesign the Modern Languages web pages.

Title

Assistant Professor of Modern Languages

Email Address

iriverovila@carthage.edu

Phone Number

262-551-2122

Office Location

Lentz Hall 219

Education

  • Ph.D. — Modern French Language and Culture and Second Language Acquisition, Universite de Paris 13 and Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
  • A.B.D. — French Linguistics and Literature, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
  • M.A. — French Linguistics and Literature — Universidad de Salamanca, Spain and Universite de Caen-Basse, France
  • B.A. — French Education, Universidad de Burgos, Spain

Courses

Prof. Rivero-Vila has taught the following courses at Carthage:

Spanish Courses

  • Spanish 1010 Elementary Spanish I
  • Spanish 1020 Elementary Spanish II
  • Spanish 2010 Intermediate Spanish I
  • Spanish 2020 Intermediate Spanish II
  • Spanish 3010 Advanced Spanish I
  • Spanish 3030 Spanish Conversation
  • Spanish 3040 Spanish Composition
  • Spanish 3080 Spanish Speaking World: Social, Political, and Economics
  • Spanish 3090 Spanish Speaking World: Cultural and Intellectual Life
  • Spanish 3110 Interpreting Written Texts

French Courses

  • French 2010 Intermediate French I
  • French 2020 Intermediate French II
  • French 3010 Advanced French I
  • French 3080 French Speaking World: Social, Political, and Economic Issues
  • French 3090 French Speaking World: Cultural and Intellectual Life
  • French 3110 WI Interpreting Written Texts in French
  • French 400A W Topics course: Francophone Cultures Through Film and Multimedia
  • French 4010 Senior Seminar in French

Adult Education Courses

  • Spanish I
  • Spanish II

J-Term Courses

  • Paris a Capital Experience — Study Tour (2008, 2009)
  • Humor in French Film (2012, 2013)
  • A Journey of Senses in Spain: Music and Cultural Heritage — Study Tour, Carthage Symposium (2015)
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