Christopher Botero

Program Director

Christopher Botero

Program Director

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Department of English & World Languages

Bio

Christopher G. Botero received his graduate degrees in Hispanic Linguistics from Penn State. He currently serves as the codirector of the Linguistics Certificate and as faculty advisor for Iota Phi chapter of Alpha Mu Gamma, the first and largest national foreign language honor society.

Email: cbotero@augusta.edu

  • (706) 737-1500
  • AH E240

Education

  • Ph.D., Spanish Pennsylvania State UniversityT, 2011

  • MA, Spanish Pennsylvania State UniversityT, 2004

  • BA, Linguistic, Comparative, and R State University of New York -, 2001

Awards & Honors

  • 'Professor of the Year’ award American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese (AATSP) GA Chapter , 2014

  • 'Caught in the Act of Great Teaching’ award Augusta State Center of Teaching and Learning, 2012

  • Alpha Mu Gamma Honor Society 2011

  • National Scholars Honors Society 2008

  • Bunton-Waller Scholarship Award 2008

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • SPAN 1002

    Elementary Spanish II
  • SPAN 2001

    Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPAN 4410

    The Sound System of Spanish
  • SPAN 4960

    Undergraduate Internship
  • SPAN 1001

    Elementary Spanish I
  • SPAN 4950

    Selected Topics: Spanish In The USA

Teaching Interests

Spanish, linguistics, phonetics, phonology, language teaching methodology, first and second language acquisition.

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • ¡Mate! ¡Jonrón! Una Guía para la Comprensión de las Discapacidades , 2017
    Translation or Transcription
  • Instruction type and online tasks in the acquisition of L2 phonology: Preliminary findings, 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • On perception and feedback facilitating production in second language phonology, 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

(Hispanic) Linguistics, phonology, Spanish dialectology, Optimality Theory and lenition, computer assisted language learning (CALL).

Department Service

  • Colloquia Committee 2019 - 2021

    Role: Committee Member
  • Foreign Language Unit (FLU) Recruitment & Rentention Committee 2013 - 2019

    Role: Committee Member
  • Foreign Language Unit (FLU) 2010 - 2019

    Role: Committee Member
  • EFL Personnel Committee (Promotion & Tenure) 2016 - 2018

    Role: Committee Member
  • Elementary & Intermediate Spanish Textbook Search / Curriculum Design Committee 2014 - 2014

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • Personnel (Promotion & Tenure) Committee 2019 - 2022

    Role: Committee Member
  • Partner School Network (PSN) Advisory Committee, College of Education 2011 - 2019

    Role: Committee Member
  • English & Foreign Languages Chair Search Committee 2016 - 2016

    Role: Committee Chair

University Service

  • FLAAC (Foreign Language Academic Advisory Committee) 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Professional Education Council (PEC) 2011 - 2019

    Role: Committee Member
  • Teacher Education Department Chair Search Committee 2015 - 2015

    Role: Committee Member
  • English & Foreign Languages (EFL) Department Chair Search 2013 - 2014

    Role: Committee Member
  • Appeals Committee 2011 - 2013

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • GA DOE K-16 World Languages Advisory Committee 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Methodology in Language Teaching: Teacher Training course - 2012

    Role: Reviewer, Book