Instructor I - Spanish (Modern Languages)



DMLL Room, Centre for Language Learning (CLL)
Faculty of Humanities and Education
The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

Phone: (868) 662-2002, Ext. 84047
Fax: (868) 663-5059


• PhD Candidate in Spanish, UWI
• MA in Spanish Languages and Literature, UWI
• BEd in Artistic Education (Musicology), Instituto Superior Pedagógico Enrique José Varona (Cuba)

Research Interests

• Teaching Methodology for Foreign Language

Critical Theory of the Pedagogy

Online Teaching

Afro-Cuban Culture and Literature

Oral Tradition, Yoruba and Orishas Patakies.

Use of  Proverbs in the Foreign Language Class 

Cultural Understanding in the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Critical Theory for the Comprehension of Culture and Literary Analysis

Qualitative Research

Current Courses

SPAN 1702 Intro to Hispanic Lit-Narrative (tutorial)

SPAN 2002 Spanish Language 2B

SPAN 3002 Spanish Language 3B


Taught Courses

SPAN 1001 Spanish Language 1A

SPAN 1002 Spanish Language 1B
SPAN 2001 Spanish Language 2B

SPAN 3301 Issues in Contemporary Cuban Culture (tutorial)

SPAN 2212 Hispanic Literary Culture (tutorial)



Recent Publications


• Diaz Fernandez, A. Yoruba proverbs as cultural metaphor for understanding management in the Caribbean. The International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, 12 (2012): 329-338.



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