Niulka I Franco

Niulka I Franco

Niulka I Franco

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Spanish: Second language acquisition Second Language Acquistion for Heritage Speakers Second Language textbooks Second language vocabulary Spanish derivational morphology Second language Morphological awareness 15th-21st-Century Iberian and Latin American Literatures and Cultures Transatlantic Studies Visual and Media Culture (Film, TV, Music, Photography, Painting) Spanish linguistics Educational linguistics Sociolinguistics: Spanish in the United States Second language acquisition and writing development Spanish systemic functional grammar Development of academic writing in Spanish by bilingual speakers in the U.S Human Rights & Memory Iberian and Latin American Social Movements & Revolutions

As a Spanish and Global Studies graduate, I'm poised to apply my advanced language skills and deep cultural understanding in future academic pursuits. Proficient in both spoken and written Spanish, and adept at critical analysis in English and Spanish, I navigate diverse cultural contexts with ease. My expertise in literary and cultural studies methodologies, combined with extensive knowledge of Spanish-speaking traditions, enriches my academic foundation. Moreover, my strong research and analytical skills, including expertise in linguistics and translation, position me for success in advanced academic research and analysis.

Grants and Fellowships

Fulbright U.S. Scholar- Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship and Research

U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program- US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

March 2019- November 2019   Argentina

Board of Trustees’ Resolution of Appreciation

Shenandoah University    November 2017   Winchester, VA

Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges

Shenandoah University    May 2017   Winchester, VA

Courses Taught

Courses taught at George Mason University:

SPAN 101, 102 & 110: Basic Spanish, SPAN 212 Spanish: Intermediate Spanish in Local and Global Contexts, 

Courses taught at University of California-Davis:

SPAN 101: Basic Spanish, SPAN 102: Basic Spanish, HIST110 Latin American Social Revolutions

Courses taught at Shenandoah University and West Virgina University:

SPAN 101: Basic Spanish


Foreign Languages MA: Spanish

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

University of California-Davis, Davis, CA

Spanish BA

International Studies BA 

Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA


Hispanic Studies Certificate 

Universidad de Sevilla, Seville, Spain


In the Media

Shenandoah student organizes schools first Cultural Festival (

Shenandoah Alumna Marin ‘17 Wins Fulbright Award - Shenandoah University (

SU announces its first Fulbright award recipients | Winchester |