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      Michelle Gravatt
    Spanish for the Professions, Experiential Learning within Study Abroad more...
    Michelle Gravatt
    Title:Lecturer, Romance Languages
    Department/School:Romance Languages, CB#3244
    Telephone:(919) 962-2062
    Email:gravatt@email.unc.edu
    Webpage:
    Appointed Year:2007
    Tenured:No
    Education:• PHD Romance Languages (Spanish), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2007
    • MA Master of Hispanic Studies (MHS, not MA), Auburn University 1997
    • BA Foreign Languages (Spanish)/International Trade, Auburn University 1995
    World Area Of Focus:
    • Latin America (25%-50%)
    • Western Europe/European Union (EU) (25%-50%)
    Languages:
    • Spanish (native/bilingual proficiency)
    Specialization:Spanish for the Professions,
    Experiential Learning within Study Abroad
    Relevant Experience:• 1997-2004 TSYS - International Services Division, Sales and Marketing Division, E-Business Services Divsion
    Distinctions:Sigma Delta Pi Spanish National Honor Society: Premio Gabriela Mistral,

    Conference Presentations:
    "Integrating Business Skills with Language Skills in the L2 Classroom: A Case Study for Negotiations." CIBER Business Language Conference, University of Florida, 2008 /
    Session Chair: “Pilgrims and Saints in Castile.” Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures, 2006 /
    “The Sword as Symbol and Nexus in Amadís de Gaula.” Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures, 2005
    Dissertations and Theses Supervised in Past 5 Years:The Arenga in the Literature of Medieval Spain
    Relevant Courses Taught:• BUSI200 Working Spanish
    • PUBH610 Introduction to Spanish for Health Professionals
    • SPAN105 Spanish for High Beginners
    • SPAN203 Intermediate Spanish
    • SPAN260 Introduction to Spanish and Spanish American Literature
    • SPAN265 Spanish Language and Culture for the Professions
    • SPAN293 Spanish for Service Learning
    • SPAN320 Spanish for Business
    • SPAN329 Spanish for Professional and Community Engagement
    Recent Publications:• 2008 Aronow-Meredith, Robin, and Michelle Gravatt. “Developing Negotiating Skills in the L2 Classroom, an Intradepartmental Approach.” CIBER, University of Florida. April 2008 .
    • 2007 Lesson plans and syllabus for Metas textbook for McGraw-Hill Higher Education Humanities, 2007 (for use by UNC-CH Department of Romance Languages SPAN 203 course)
     
     

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