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Global Studies Instructional Coordinator

Courtenay Biser-Suarez

Courtenay Biser-Suárez received her M.A.T. (Applied Linguistics and Spanish Literature) from the University of Illinois at Champagne-Urbana in 1991. She is currently a Senior Teacher of Spanish at Colorado State University in Fort Collins where she has taught courses at many levels and most often teaches, Intermediate Spanish, Issues in Hispanic Culture, Spanish Composition and Grammar, and Spanish Oral Communication. She has experience with course design and has redesigned the entire 100 level Spanish program into hybrid courses and online courses to be taught by Graduate Teaching Assistants. In addition to teaching she is Coordinator of the Spanish Graduate Teaching Assistants and enjoys mentoring them and supervising their classroom teaching. She authored the videoscript for “Cineastas en acción” for the (2014) edition of university level Spanish textbook Mosaicos by Pearson. She has been at Colorado State University since 1998.  Prior to teaching in Colorado she lived in El Paso, Texas where she taught Spanish at two different High Schools with large populations of heritage speakers necessitating the creation of materials customized to the needs of Heritage Speakers of Spanish. She also taught Advanced Placement courses of Spanish Literature in El Paso.