Full-time Lecturer of Spanish
Guilford House 316
Clara Arroyo was born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal. As a child, she also lived in Mozambique, Africa for a few years.
Clara earned her Master’s degree in Spanish in 1991 from the University of Western Ontario (UWO) in London, Canada. She also has a B.A. with a concentration in French and English with a Minor in Political Science from the University of Ottawa in Canada, as well as a B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature from UWO.
She has taught Spanish, Portuguese, and French in Canada, Florida, and Ohio. Currently, she teaches Spanish and Portuguese at CWRU, and is one of the faculty advisors of USG’s “Amistad” (Spanish Language Club).
Clara is committed to providing students with opportunities to learn in a multi-modal, motivating environment. To this end, depending on the course, students in her classes can expect to become part of NING (private social network), use cutting-edge technologies in the classroom, and participate in real time video conferences with students abroad (so they can practice the target language with native speakers).