Teaching Interests: Teaching Spanish as a Second Language
Office: Kingston Hall 212E
Office hours: TBA
M. A. in Spanish Literature and Language 1988 B. Ed. Specializing in Junior Intermediate Spanish, Drama, ESL, Social Studies, and Librarian 1990 B.A.H. in Mass Media Communications: Journalism, Cinema and Education 1982
Professor Beitman has more than 20 years of experience teaching Spanish as a Second Language. Her teaching philosophy is that students learn much better and are more engaged when there is a combination of techniques and diverse methodologies, together with a relaxing and fun environment in the classroom. She fosters openness and respect among everyone so that students feel free to participate and learn. She believes that the integration of cultural aspects of the countries where the second language is spoken is essential for the acquisition of that language.
Professor Beitman brings to the classroom her experience as a Spanish author, translator and interpreter, journalist and photographer together with her travels, work experiences and education.
Professor Beitman teaches the following course:
SPAN 111 (Fall 2021 and Winter 2022)