Sara Beaudrie

Director of Graduate Studies and Assoc Professor, Spanish Borderlands
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0202

Biography

Sara Beaudrie received her doctorate in second language and teaching with a minor in Spanish linguistics from the University of Arizona. She earned her master's teaching English as a second language from there as well. Her research interests include heritage language development and classroom instruction, language program development, bilingualism, and heritage language assessment and literacy development. She has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented in national conferences on heritage language pedagogy and development. She is the co-editor of Spanish as a heritage language in the United States: "The State of the Field," published by Georgetown University Press and the co-author of  “Heritage language pedagogy: Research and Practice,” published with McGraw Hill. Her new co-edited book is entitled: "Innovative strategies for heritage language teaching: Guidelines for the classroom."

Professor Beaudrie was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina but has been living in Arizona for the past 16 years. She comes to ASU from the University of Arizona, where she was an associate professor in the Spanish and Portuguese Department and directed the Spanish for heritage learners program. For the School of International Letters and Cultures, she is in charge of the Spanish language program and the Spanish heritage language program. As an associate professor of Spanish linguistics, she teaches graduate courses in second and heritage language pedagogy and bilingualism. She is also the lead faculty for the PhD track in heritage language pedagogy and research.

Education

  • Ph.D. Second Language and Teaching; minor: Spanish linguistics, University of Arizona
  • M.A. Teaching English as a Second Language, University of Arizona. 

Research Interests

Heritage and second language pedagogy

Language program development

Language teacher development

Second and heritage language writing 

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
SPA 546 Heritage Language Pedagogy
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
SPA 420 Applied Spanish Linguistics
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
SPA 598 Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
SPA 598 Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
SPA 691 Seminar
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
SPA 598 Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
SPA 316 Spanish Convers/Comp Bilingual
SPA 591 Seminar
FRE 591 Seminar
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
SPA 598 Special Topics
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
SPA 591 Seminar