Carmen Hoyos

Carmen Hoyos

Spanish Instructor

519 - 997-4316


Curriculum vitae

Carmen Hoyos


 Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures- Spanish

 I was born in Washington, DC, to a Spanish mom and a Colombian father, but grew up in Brazil, where I learned Portuguese after learning Spanish. I have been teaching Spanish for over 25 years in Universities and Colleges in Brazil, US and Canada. I have earned a Master Degree in Bilingual/Bicultural Education from Wayne State University, and I am currently interested in a variety of methodologies for teaching and learning foreign languages, such as multicultural, project-based and socio-cultural approaches. I love teaching Spanish and enjoy spending time with my students, talking, learning, playing games, cooking or even dancing to Hispanic rhythms. I live in Windsor, Ontario, with my family; Canada has been home for 20 years now.

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

Second Language Acquisition, Bilingual Bicultural Education, Spanish as a Foreign Language, ESL


  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, Portuguese and English languages and literatures
  • Master Degree in Bilingual/Bicultural Education

Awards and grants

GTAship starting in January 2022 as a Spanish PhD graduate student


Currently teaching

SPA 1020

Courses taught

SPA 1010

SPA 1020

SPA 2010

All of the above several times in different semesters since 2007.