Gloria Yolima Giraldo

Gloria Yolima Giraldo

Gloria Yolima Giraldo

Graduate Lecturer

Spanish: Bilingualism,/Multilingualism

I have been interested in languages and how they work from a very early age. After getting a bilingual degree in Business Administration in Medellín, Colombia, I decided to pursue a career as an educator and became an English teacher. Five years later I started my first master’s program at GMU in Linguistics and I worked as an ESL instructor for ten years at Northern Virginia Community College. A few years later, I earned a second Master in foreign Languages with a concentration in Spanish/Bilingual-Multicultural Education also at GMU, and in 2021 I finished my third one in Spanish Culture and Language at La Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca in Spain. I am now working on my Ph.D. in Linguistics. 

Life is an endless learning journey, and I enjoy and appreciate every single moment I spend with students and peers. I have a passion for teaching, and I believe that the future of our education is in two languages.