Laura Rubio

Laura  Rubio



Laura is originally from Spain where she gained her M.A. in English Philology. After moving to USA, she was awarded her double B.A. in French and Spanish at the University of Montevallo (AL). She completed her M.A. in Romance Languages with an emphasis in Spanish from The University of Alabama. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Romance Languages with an emphasis in Spanish Applied Linguistics at the Department of Modern Languages and Classics at The University of Alabama.

Research Interests

Teaching methodology, formative assessment, self-assessment and self-grading, heritage speakers, corpus research


PhD Candidate, Spanish Applied Linguistics, University of Alabama, expected Spring 2018

MA, Romance Languages, University of Alabama

BA, Spanish and French, University of Montevallo

Licenciatura in English Philology, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid


“Discussion Board (“El buzón de ideas”): Reforzando el aprendizaje activo. IV Congreso de Literatura, Lengua y Traducción “liLETRAd” (Sevilla, Spain). July 5-7, 2017.

“What can I do to Improve my Participation Grade?: Promoting Student Self-grading”. SCOLT (Southern Conference on Language Teaching) Orlando, FL. March 16-18, 2017.

“Could Pinterest Help Students with Their Writing Skills?” (with Laura Rojas-Arce). SCOLT (Southern Conference on Language Teaching), Orlando, FL. March 16-18, 2017.

“Active Learning, Active Students” (with Laura Rojas-Arce). AWLA (The Alabama World Languages Association), Auburn, AL. February 3-4, 2017.

“Las posibilidades de la auto-evaluación en las clases universitarias de ELE”. V Congreso Internacional de Lenguas Modernas, San José, Costa Rica. December 12-14, 2016.

“Developing Written Skills Using Virtual Applications” (with Laura Rojas-Arce). AATSP (The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese), Miami, FL. July 8-11, 2016.

Por y para: usos prototípicos y frecuencia de uso”. Poster. III Congreso internacional Nebrija, Madrid, Spain.

June 23-25, 2016.

“Assessing Daily Participation through Self-assessment”. SECOL (Southern Conference on Linguistics), New Orleans, LA. March 28-31, 2016.

“La autoevaluación en las clases de nivel básico de español como L2”. UALC (The University of Alabama Languages Conference), Tuscaloosa, AL. February 12-13, 2016.

“Aprendiendo español con ‘mis vecinos’” (with Laura Rojas-Arce). AWLA (The Alabama World Languages Association), Troy, AL. January 29-30, 2016.

“Acercamiento a la didáctica de las preposiciones por y para desde un punto de vista semántico”. MIFLC (Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference), Charleston, SC. October 15-17, 2015.

“Spanish Prepositions por and para and their Frequency of Ue: A Comparative Study”. SECCLL (Southeast Coastal Conference on Languages and Literatures), Savannah, GA. March 26-27, 2015.

“El bilingüismo temprano en hablantes de herencia y su desarrollo lingüístico”. Alabama Modern Language Conference Tuscaloosa, AL. February 27-28, 2015.

“La Tertulia: Practising Spanish Beyond the Classroom” (with María Jesús Centeno). SCOLT (Southern Conference on Language Teaching), Wiston-Salem, NC. April 15-17, 2010.

“Popular Spanish Songs and Games in the Classroom” (with Leonor Vazquez). Professional Development Worksop, Birmingham, AL. February 28, 2009.

Courses/Teaching Interests

SP 101

SP 102

SP 103

SP 201

SP 202

Online SP 101, SP 102