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Margarita Ribas Groeger is Senior Lecturer in Spanish, and directs the Spanish Language program at MIT, where she has taught all levels of language classes since 1994.

Margarita Ribas Groeger is Senior Lecturer in Spanish, and directs the Spanish Language program at MIT, where she has taught all levels of language classes since 1994. Before coming to MIT she was Senior Lecturer at Yale University.

The main focus of her language teaching is for students to explore the social and cultural diversity of Spanish-speaking communities while improving their language skills. Her research interests center on language pedagogy and instructional material design, especially in regards to the uses of technology, digital tools, games and simulations in language education. She has received several fellowships and grants for developing interactive multimedia projects and online materials for language teaching and learning.

She received the “Levitan Award for Excellence in Teaching”, by the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; the “Academic Infinite Mile Award for Above and Beyond Service to the School and MIT”; and “Mentor of the Year” Award, by the MIT Office of Minority Education.

She also serves as co-chair of the Faculty Advisory Committee of the Office of Minority Education at MIT.

 

Projects:

“ViVo: Online Tools for Speaking Practice,” curricular materials for interactive and collaborative listening and speaking practice at the intermediate and advanced level study of Spanish. 2011.

“España Hoy,” web-based study unit on Spanish life and culture for intermediate level study of Spanish. 2006.

"Immigrant Voices: Stories from Hispanic Immigrants in the Boston Area,"web-based study unit for intermediate and advanced-level study of Spanish. 2000

“Módulos culturales: España de cerca” web-based study unit for intermediate level study of Spanish. 1999

“Paradoja,” Multi-media program and CD-ROM for intermediate-level study of Spanish, 1996.