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Spanish Language and Culture

Liliana Smith

Liliana Smith received her Bachelor’s degree with a specialization in Literature and Philosophy from Universidad del Valle in her native Cali, Colombia and her Master degree in Spanish from Framingham State University. Liliana has taught Advanced Placement Spanish Language at Weston High School (Massachusetts) since 2004. A nationally endorsed College Board consultant, she has presented at numerous AP and Pre-AP workshops and institutes across the United States. Prior to this, she taught Spanish at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, as well as at the college level as an assistant professor of philosophy for the course: Language Philosophy and Theory of Argumentation. She also developed curricula for the Colombian Secretary of Education through their outreach program for rural communities. Liliana participated in different projects with the Colombian Ministry of Education to enhance teaching practices in different school settings, including writing a textbook series that is currently used in all public schools across the country (Escuela Nueva).

In the United States, she has been a College Board Consultant for a more than a decade. She has participated in different World Language curricular alignment initiatives for College Readiness (Seattle, Texas, Florida, Massachusetts and New York). Liliana also published an article about the integration of National Standards in the Spanish language classroom in College Board Teacher’s Guide (2008). Additionally, she has been a grant reviewer for AP programs for the Department of Education. Liliana has served as an AP reader, and has contributed and edited AP Spanish Language and Culture textbooks (Triangulo 5th edition; Cumbre and Ventanas). Liliana traveled to Cuba as part of a delegation of educators who wanted to successfully integrate Cuban history and culture into their curriculum.

In her twenty six years of teaching, Liliana is a strong believer in world languages education as the most powerful tool to promote cultural understanding and social change.

2022 Spanish Language Agenda

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