FACULTY - Nitza Llado

Nitza, Llado
Nitza Llado
Professor of English as a Second Language

Education: BA (English as a Second Language) University of Puerto Rico; MA (Supervision and School Administration, TESOL) ) University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras; Ph.D. D. (Linguistics) University of Florida, Gainsville.

Experience: Directed the Basic Spanish Language Program and the Spanish for the Medical and Legal Professions at the University of Southern California for eight years. Has taught English as a Second Language full time at El Camino College since 1986. Has given papers at conferences in Venezuela and Puerto Rico, as well as in the U.S.

Interesting Facts: Nitza is very interested in cross-cultural studies in the areas of nonverbal communication, customs and traditions, medical folklore, and business communication. She has been the recipient of several scholarships to do research in these fields in Spain and Mexico. Nitza is the author of an intermediate Spanish reader titled Contrastes. She is currently doing research in the fields of testing and assessment, multicultural studies, and the teaching of pronunciation to ESL students. She expects to publish a book in this area in the near future. Her hobbies include studying languages, reading contemporary fiction and participating in water sports.