Professor – Spanish
Dr. Melissa Baralt (M.S., Ph.D., Georgetown University) is an Associate Professor of Spanish applied linguistics at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. A former primary school teacher in Venezuela, she teaches undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in Spanish applied linguistics, foreign language teaching methodology, and Task-Based Language Teaching. Dr. Baralt does multiple teacher-training workshops in the United States and abroad, and enjoys working with, learning from, and serving teachers (whom she calls the ‘brain changers of the world!’). Her research areas encompass psycholinguistics, language learning and teaching, bilingual education, and the cognitive effects of bilingualism.