Bethzaida Fernandez

Bethzaida Fernandez

Senior Lecturer of Romance Studies

External address: 2122 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Internal address: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257
Phone: (919) 684-4346
I teach all levels of Spanish with an emphasis on intermediate and advance level courses with core content on health and Latino/a immigration issues. My interests include second-language teaching and learning methodologies, technology in the second language classroom, community-based and service-learning pedagogies, intercultural competence development, Latino/a immigration, Global Heatlh. I direct the Duke in Costa Rica summer abroad program, and coordinate the Intermediate Spanish Language Program (SPAN 203).


  • Simulated Oral Proficiency Interview, Sopi, , 2009 - 2009
  • Translation/Interpretation Certificate, University Northern Iowa 1992 - 1992
  • M.A., University Northern Iowa 1992
  • B.A., University Northern Iowa 1989
  • Training Program in Language and Research, American Language Institute, Georgetown University 1987 - 1987
  • B.A., Universidad de Costa Rica (Costa Rica) 1987

contributor, L. Gente Intermedio. 2011.