Hi there! My name is Gabriel (Gabi) Guillén and I am an Associate Professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) and Head of Pedagogy at Jiveworld. I have worked for different media, tech 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 content-based Spanish courses such as Spanish in the Community, Spanish Fake News, Spanish Talks for Social Change, Spanish Social Entrepreneurship, or Spanish Digital Projects. 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.
Below is my CV.