Lecturer of Spanish
Director of Second Language Assessment
World Languages and Literatures, Spanish
M.A., The Catholic University of America
Allison Larkin began teaching at SMU in 2014 and is a Lecturer of Spanish, the Director of Second Language Assessment, and the Assistant Director of SMU-in-Madrid (2018-present). As the Director of Assessment, she also serves as the Chair of the World Languages and Literatures Pedagogy Committee. Prof. Larkin is the designer and coordinator of the the First-Year Spanish online curriculum, and served as the departmental coordinator of First-Year Spanish from 2015-2020. She received the Rotunda Outstanding Professor Award in 2018. She loves teaching Spanish language and culture at all levels.
Areas of Interest
- Technology in Language Education
- Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy
- Language Assessment
- Curricular Development
- “Addressing Challenges in Multi-section Online Courses” ACTFL 2019 Convention, Nov. 22-24, 2019. Washington, D.C.
- “Building a Post-Secondary World Languages Online Curriculum: A Case Study.” ACTFL 2018 Convention, November 16-18, 2018. New Orleans, Louisiana.
SPAN 1401: Beginning Spanish I
SPAN 1402: Beginning Spanish II
SPAN 1401 Online: Beginning Spanish I
SPAN 1402 Online: Beginning Spanish II
SPAN 1502: Beginning Spanish with Intensive Review
SPAN 2302: Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 3355: Spanish Conversation
SPAN 3358: Advanced Spanish (Main Campus and in Madrid)