Dr. Grisel Garcia-Perez
Associate Professor, Tenured
Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
The University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus
CCS 376, 1148 Research Road
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7
I have been teaching languages for 35 years and still say that I genuinely enjoy what I do, and cannot imagine myself doing anything else. I consider teaching to be a learning experience. It is a privileged position that demands humility, respect, and love. This is why I constantly try to improve my teaching by seeking student feedback, talking with peers, attending conferences, reading, and putting new ideas to work. Through these processes, I am continually refining my teaching practices and growing as a teacher.
Teaching Honour Roll 2009
My primary research interest is in the area of second/foreign language teaching and learning. Within this area, I have carried out investigations on e-learning, speech analysis, text analysis, and most recently on intercultural communication and intercultural awareness. At present I am investigating how intercultural development, sensitivity, competence, and communication are interconnected with language learning.
Most Recent Publications
Grisel García-Pérez: Training Spanish Speakers to Perceive and Pronounce English Vowels: A Theoretical, Practical Approach . First Edition. Lewiston, New York: The Edwin Mellen Press. 164 pages. (November, 2011).
Grisel García-Pérez , Trinidad Fernández, and Lyle Mueller: When three cultures meet: Enhancing intercultural communication through virtual story telling. The 9th International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications: EISTA 2011, Orlando, Florida, USA, July 19th- 22nd, 2011. ISBN 13:978-1-936338-42-9. (pages 100-104).
Grisel García-Pérez: Effectiveness of formative e-assessment in large language classes. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on e-Learning. University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus, Kelowna, Canada. (27-28 June, 2011). Edited by Philip Balcaen. Academic Publishing Ltd. Reading. ISBN 978-1-908272-05-8. (Pages 130-136).
Adrienne Vedan, Teresa Flanagan and Grisel García-Pérez: UBC Okanagan’s Aboriginal Access Studies Program: Opening doors to student and institutional success In From Access to Success: Closing the Knowledge Divide. Higher Education for Under-represented Groups in the Market Economy. Edited by Michael Cooper. Published by the European Access Network, London, UK, 2011. ISBN 978-0-9567730-3-6. (pages 85-94).
Grisel García-Pérez: Training K-12 teachers enhance their ESL student’s intercultural communication: Techniques and Strategies. EDULEARN11, 3rd annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Barcelona, Spain, July, 2011. Edited by L. Gómez Chova, D. Martí Belenguer, A. López Martínez. ISBN: 978-84-615-0441-1.
Grisel García-Pérez, Michael Evans, and Caridad Macola: Access Learning: Facilitating International Experience as a Means to Enhance Language Culture Awareness. Published by the International Technology, Education and Development, Valencia, Spain, 2011. Edited by L. Gómez Chova, I. Candel Torres, A. López Martínez. ISBN: 978-84-614-7423-3.
Still not easy being British: Struggles for a multicultural citizenship by Tariq Modood. In Citizenship, Social and Economics Education . Vol. 9, No. 3. 2010. ISSN 1478-8047.
Globalization, Enterprise and Knowledge: Education, Training and Development in Africa by Kenneth King and Simon McGrath. Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, Volume 11 Number 1 2012. ISSN 1478-8047.
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- Spanish Program
Teaching Honour Roll 2011
Training Spanish Speakers to Perceive and Pronounce English Vowels
Mellen Press 2011
Intercultural Exchange at the Universidad de Quintana Roo