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Department ofModern Languages and Literatures

Lucia Varona

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Lucia T. Varona

Senior Lecturer

Biographical Information

Born in Guatemala, graduated from Universidad Rafael Landivar, the University of Kansas, and University of San Francisco. Master of Science in Education, Doctor of Multicultural Education with emphasis in Second Language Adquisition. Teaching in SCU since 1991. In phased retirement.

Research Interests

  • Community-Based Learning
  • When not teaching I am doing research on the role of Indegeneous people in Guatemalan Politics
Courses
  • Elementary Spanish 
Publications

Selected Publications

2008

  • Pellttieri, Jill; Varona, Lucia T. "Refocusing the goals of second language education with community-based learning."  ISSN: 1096-1453, Volume 12, Issue 3, Fall 2008

2007

  • Varona, Lucia. On-line Instructor's Resource Manual (IRM) for,/The Service-Learning Companion/(Houghton-Mifflin, 2007)

2006

  • Varona, Lucia. “Teaching to Learn” , The Internacional Journal of Learning. Vol 12 # 9. http//www.learningjournal.com ISBN 1447-9494 (print) 1447-9540 (online)
  • Varona, Lucia; Henshaw, Florencia Rumbos Activity File. Thompson Heile.  United States
  • Varona Lucia. 2006  Manual to do Community Based Learning.  Prentice Hall.
  • Brunsman, Barry, O.F.M., El árbol de Navidad; su origen y significado.  Translated by Lucia T. Varona. St. Francis Ministries.  P.O. Box 876, San Juan Bautista, CA  95045

2004

  • Varona, Lucia T. Faculty Notes, Sample Faculty Syllabi in "The Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Center for Community-Based Learning Faculty Resources Handbook.  Santa Clara University, 2004. 36-37;69-73

  • Varona Lucia T. and Bauluz, Maria V. "When Everyday Life Becomes the Focus of Attention in Intermediate Spanish Courses.

  • In Faculty Notes, Sample Faculty Syllabi in "The Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Center for Community-Based Learning Faculty Resources Handbook.  Santa Clara University, 2004. 111-119

  • Hellebrandt, Josef, Arries, Jonathan, and Varona, Lucia T. Eds. Juntos:Community Partnerships in Spanish and Portuguese. Boston, Massachusetts: Thomson, Heinle. 2004. American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Professional Development Series Handbook. Series Ed. Klein, Carol vol. 5 69-82.

 1999

  • Varona, Lucia T. “Language and Culture through Anecdotal Discourse” Forum Spring 2000

  • Hellebrandt, Josef, and Varona, Lucia T. Eds. Construyendo Puentes (Building Bridges); Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Spanish. Washington: American Association for Higher Education, 1999. Series on Service-Learning in the Disciplines. Series Ed. Edward Zlotkowski. 18 vols. 1997-99.

  • Varona, Lucia T. “From Instrumental, to Interactive, to Critical Knowledge through Service-Learning in Spanish. Hellebrandt, Josef, and Varona, Lucia T. Eds. Construyendo Puentes (Building Bridges); Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Spanish. Washington: American Association for Higher Education, 1999. Series on Service-Learning in the Disciplines. 18 vols. 1997-99.