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José Luis Ortiz-Rosario, M.A.

José Luis Ortiz-Rosario, M.A.

Lecturer of Spanish

Department of Languages
Office: 361 Humanities Hall

MA, University of Illinois-Chicago (2002)


Mr. José Luis Ortiz-Rosario holds a MA degree in Hispanic Studies from University of Illinois at Chicago. His concentration was in Descriptive Linguistics as well as Sociolinguistics.

His academic interests cover several fields: descriptive linguistics, methodology, pedagogy, SLA, and sixteenth century peninsular literature (especially the picaresque novels). His current interests include implementing code switching in teaching bilingual students as well as the pragmatics (of code switching in daily conversation).

He has taught at University of Illinois at Chicago, University of West Georgia, Coastal Carolina University, Georgia Southern University, and University of Virginia. He served as coordinator of basic language, liaison for the study abroad to Mexico and Costa Rica and gave writing workshops.

During his free time, Mr. Ortiz plays competitive volleyball, reads linguistics journals, cooks, and enjoys watching movies.

One of his favorite quotes is “So if you want to learn Spanish, be prepared for a difficult journey, and be prepared to make mistakes. That is okay, it is all part of the process. True knowledge must be obtained the hard way, and some people just don’t want to see the light.”

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