Biography

Mariano Ayala
Spanish Instructor

 

I am currently the new Spanish professor in the Foreign Language Department at Emory & Henry College since January of 2017.  I received my B.A. in Spanish with a minor in English as a Second Language and M.A. in Romance Languages Spanish at Appalachian State University, Bonne, North Carolina. In the Fall of 2016 I worked as a Spanish graduate teacher assistant at Appalachian State University. I am extremely honored to have received this great opportunity to work along aside with the chair of the foreign language department as well as with other college students to help them improve their Spanish.

I am a native Spanish speaker. After I spent 12 years in Mexico, then I moved to North Carolina where I have lived since then. I have traveled to many different regions of Mexico and Central America. I am a multicultural and bilingual who is seeking methods to educate students in more than just the Spanish language. I have developed a unique format that will allow for students to become more familiar with Spanish-speaking countries around the world by learning about their cultures, customs, and day-to-day living. My life and scholastic experiences have prepared me to execute these plans most effectively.

 

 

Educational Background

B.A. in Spanish at Appalachian State University

M.A. in Romance Languages of Spanish at Appalachian State University