Hi there! My name is Gabriel (Gabi) Guillén and I am an Associate Professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS). I have worked and collaborate with different publishers, edtech companies, and educational institutions, including the University of California, Davis, where I completed a PhD with a focus on Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL).
At MIIS, I teach intercultural competence and content-based Spanish courses such as Exploring Sustainable Agriculture Transitions in Rural Colombia; Communication in Multicultural Settings; Spanish in the Community; Spanish in the Global Community; Spanish Digital Projects; Spanish Talks for Social Change; Spanish Preparation for Translation & Interpretation; Spanish Social Entrepreneurship; Spanish Fake News & Persuasion; Spanish Current Events; or Communication & Society.
Some co-curricular projects include Team Tandem and Onda Global. I was also Director (2019-2020) and Spanish Coordinator (2017-2019) for the Summer Intensive Language Program at MIIS and recently led the creation of a language specialization for professional purposes.
In a previous life I was an AECID lecturer, a study abroad coordinator, a web developer, an instructional designer, and a reporter. I have published more than 300 articles in the Spanish media and created the first community of blogs dedicated to the interchange of languages.
In 2020, I co-authored the third edition of Brave New Digital Classroom with Robert Blake, an overview on key concepts and challenges of teaching and learning languages with technology, with a new focus on social CALL.
Here is my CV.
Featured image: A section of the Berlin Wall at the Newseum in Washington DC. I have a Pixabay channel, if you want to see more pictures, which I usually take with my phone.