David A. Bedford

Instructor II
Spanish and Hispanic Studies
Scharbauer Hall 3119

d.bedford@tcu.edu | 817-257-6894

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Education

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX BA in French, minor in Spanish
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX MA in French, minor in Spanish
The University of Texas at Austin Ph.D. in Foreign Language Education

Courses Taught

Spanish for Beginners 1
Spanish for Beginners 2
Intermediate Spanish 1
Intermediate Spanish 2
Writing in Spanish
Oral Communication in Spanish
The Art of Spanish Translation
Advanced Spanish Grammar
Foreign Language Teaching Methods

Areas of Focus

Lower division Spanish, writing and translation, research into Spanish vocabulary and syntax for teaching purposes, fantastic literature.

“Tiempo, espacio e identitdad en La octava maravilla de Vlady Kociancich”. Hispania 87 (2004): 227-36.

“La muerte en estado onírico: una interpretación estética de Ganarse la muerte de Griselda Gambaro”. Confluencia 17 (2001): 63-70.

“Clasicismo, trama y el hecho estético en ‘There Are More Things’ de Borges”. Variaciones Borges 10 (2000): 215-26.

El cronista del Angel Gris: los mitos porteños de Alejandro Dolina. Hispania 81 (1998): 519-29.

“Revisiting the Direct Method: Applications for Schools and Colleges. AATSP Annual Meeting, 11 July 2016. Miami, FL

“Using Research on Syntax and Vocabulary to Develop Curriculum and Effective Teaching Approaches,” AATSP (American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese) Annual Conference, Panama City, Panamá, 8 July 2014

“Toward a Teaching Vocabulary and Grammar for Level 1 Spanish.” AATSP Annual Meeting, 11 July 2013, San Antonio, TX.

“Proposed Frequency-Based Vocabulary and Grammar Corpus as the Scope for Introductory Spanish Courses.” AATSP Annual Meeting, 7 July 2011, Washington, DC.

“Syntax-Driven Syllabus for Spanish Instruction: Rationale, Materials, and Results.” AATSP Annual Meeting, July 2010, Guadalajara, Mexico.

  • Libby Proffer Award 2006-2007
  • Order of Omega Award 2005-2006
  • Residential Services Faculty Award 2004

The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese