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Catherine T Ortiz

[Catherine Tindle Ortiz]

Other Faculty, Modern Languages
Last Updated: February 12, 2020
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Biography

Biography

After receiving my B.A. in English from the University of Texas at Austin, I accepted a position as an EFL instructor at Gulf Technical College in Manama, Bahrain. A year later I traveled to Spain where I spent the following 24 years as a freelance EFL teacher, working for the Spanish Air Force, the National Organization for the Blind, and in many multinational companies. During that time, I also did contract work in the Department of Foreign Languages for Grupo Santillana, and eventually became a textbook writer and senior project editor of EFL textbooks. I have presented at national EFL teaching conferences in Spain as well as TESOL Spain, and also received a translator's certificate from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid. On re-locating to the United States, I taught at Ursuline Academy of Dallas as an instructor of Spanish while completing my M.A. in Spanish at UTA. I have been Coordinator of the Lower Level Spanish Program at UTA since September 2009, a program which has expanded from 48 to 66 sections, including the implementation of online courses for all levels.

Education

Education

    • 2009 MA in Modern Languages-Spanish
      The University of Texas at Arlington, 2009
    • 1974 BA in English
      The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, 1974

Licensure and Certifications

Licensure and Certifications

    • 1986 English-Spanish Translator's Certificate, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain
    • 1978 EFL Teaching Certificate, Instituto Internacional, Madrid, Spain

Appointments

Appointments

    • 2009 to Present Coordinator, Lower Level Spanish Program
      Modern Languages, The University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
      Courses Taught: SPAN 1441, 1442, 2313, 2314, 2315, 3303, 3305, 3314
    • 2003 to 2009 Instructor of Spanish
      Department of World Languages, Ursuline Academy of Dallas (Dallas, TX, United States)
      Courses Taught: Beginning & Intermediate Spanish, Spanish Honors courses
    • 1995 to 1998 Senior Editor - EFL Textbooks
      Languages, Santillana Publishing, Inc. (Madrid, Spain)
      Edited and coordinated all aspects of publishing EFL textbooks: supervision of authors as well as all aspects of production of textbook peripherals: video, audio, instructors manuals, etc., all according to guidelines established by the Ministry of Education in Spain.
    • 1993 to 1995 Instructor - EFL
      Language School, Spanish Air Force (Madrid, Spain)
      Taught EFL intensive courses to Spanish Air Force personnel and served as a member of the Board of Examiners for SLP creditation.
    • 1990 to 1992 Director - EFL Program
      Education, O.N.C.E. (Spanish National Organization for the Blind) (Madrid, Spain)
      Directed and taught in EFL program to prepare blind students for competency exams in English required in order to obtain their grade school equivalency certificates.
    • 1976 to 1978 Instructor - EFL
      Iberlengua Idiomas (Madrid, Spain)
      Instructor of EFL courses.
    • 1975 to 1976 Instructor - EFL
      English, Gulf Technical College - Bahrain (Manama, Bahrain)

Memberships

    • Jan 2003 to Present American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese
    • Jan 2003 to Present Texas Foreign Language Association

Awards and Honors

    • Nov  2015 Outstanding Teacher Award in Distance Education sponsored by UTA College of Liberal Arts
    • Apr  2015 Lecturer of the Year sponsored by UTA Department of Modern Languages

Publications

      Journal Article (In Process)

      • [].
      2015
      • Translation from Spanish to English - Spanish Short Story Collection: Told from the Hips (Original title: Cuentos encaderados)
        [Amosson, Andrea, Ortiz, CatherineTindle]. "Orange Publications ".

Courses

      • SPAN 1441-032 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SPAN 1442-015 BEGINNING SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104884)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SPAN 1442-032 BEGINNING SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104884)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SPAN 2315-001 INTERM SPAN HERITAGE SPEAKERS
        (Course Id: 104889)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 2313-006 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SPAN 2313-009 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SPAN 2313-132 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 2314-132 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SPAN 3305-001 ADV SPANISH HERITAGE SPEAKERS
        (Course Id: 104895)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 1442-014 BEGINNING SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104884)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • SPAN 2313-132 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 2314-005 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • SPAN 2314-132 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 5101-001 TEACHING PRACTICUM I
        (Course Id: 104942)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • SPAN 5102-001 TEACHING PRACTICUM II
        (Course Id: 104943)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • SPAN 3314-001 ADVANCED SPANISH GRAMMAR
        (Course Id: 104899 | Xlist Coursepre: 2315 | Xlist Coursenum: 001)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 2315-001 INTERM SPAN HERITAGE SPEAKERS
        (Course Id: 104889 | Xlist Coursepre: 3314 | Xlist Coursenum: 001)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 2313-001 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Summer - Five Week - Second - 2019
      • SPAN 3315-004 COMPOSITION THROUGH LITERATURE
        (Course Id: 104900)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 2315-001 INTERM SPAN HERITAGE SPEAKERS
        (Course Id: 104889)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 2315-003 INTERM SPAN HERITAGE SPEAKERS
        (Course Id: 104889)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 5101-001 TEACHING PRACTICUM I
        (Course Id: 104942)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • SPAN 5102-001 TEACHING PRACTICUM II
        (Course Id: 104943)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • SPAN 3305-001 ADV SPANISH HERITAGE SPEAKERS
        (Course Id: 104895)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 2313-132 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 2314-132 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 5101-001 TEACHING PRACTICUM I
        (Course Id: 104942)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SPAN 5102-001 TEACHING PRACTICUM II
        (Course Id: 104943)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SPAN 3314-001 ADVANCED SPANISH GRAMMAR
        (Course Id: 104899 | Xlist Coursepre: SPAN | Xlist Coursenum: 2315)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 2315-001 INTERM SPAN HERITAGE SPEAKERS
        (Course Id: 104889 | Xlist Coursepre: SPAN | Xlist Coursenum: 3314)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 1441-004 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 2313-132 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 2314-132 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 5101-001 TEACHING PRACTICUM I
        (Course Id: 104942)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SPAN 5102-001 TEACHING PRACTICUM II
        (Course Id: 104943)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SPAN 1441-004 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 2313-132 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 2314-132 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 5101-001 TEACHING PRACTICUM I
        (Course Id: 104942)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SPAN 5102-001 TEACHING PRACTICUM II
        (Course Id: 104943)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SPAN 3314-001 ADVANCED SPANISH GRAMMAR
        (Course Id: 104899)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2017
      • SPAN 2315-001 INTERM SPAN HERITAGE SPEAKERS
        (Course Id: 104889)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2017
      • SPAN 1441-004 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SPAN 2313-132 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SPAN 2314-132 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SPAN 5101-001 TEACHING PRACTICUM I
        (Course Id: 104942)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SPAN 5102-001 TEACHING PRACTICUM II
        (Course Id: 104943)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SPAN 1441-007 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SPAN 2313-132 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SPAN 2314-132 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SPAN 5101-001 TEACHING PRACTICUM I
        (Course Id: 104942)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SPAN 3314-001 ADVANCED SPANISH GRAMMAR
        (Course Id: 104899)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2016
      • SPAN 2315-001 INTERM SPAN HERITAGE SPEAKERS
        (Course Id: 104889)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2016
      • SPAN 1441-023 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SPAN 2313-132 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SPAN 2314-132 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SPAN 5102-001 TEACHING PRACTICUM II
        (Course Id: 104943)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SPAN 1441-004 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SPAN 1441-025 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SPAN 1441-027 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SPAN 1442-002 BEGINNING SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104884)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SPAN 1442-017 BEGINNING SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104884)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SPAN 2313-132 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SPAN 2314-132 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SPAN 5101-001 TEACHING PRACTICUM I
        (Course Id: 104942)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SPAN 3314-001 ADVANCED SPANISH GRAMMAR
        (Course Id: 104899)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2015
      • SPAN 2315-001 INTERM SPAN HERITAGE SPEAKERS
        (Course Id: 104889)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2015
      • SPAN 1441-016 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SPAN 2313-132 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SPAN 2314-132 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SPAN 5102-001 TEACHING PRACTICUM II
        (Course Id: 104943)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SPAN 3314-001 ADVANCED SPANISH GRAMMAR
        (Course Id: 104899)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SPAN 2313-132 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SPAN 2314-132 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SPAN 5101-001 TEACHING PRACTICUM I
        (Course Id: 104942)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SPAN 3314-001 ADVANCED SPANISH GRAMMAR
        (Course Id: 104899)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2014
      • SPAN 3314-001 ADVANCED SPANISH GRAMMAR
        (Course Id: 104899)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SPAN 2313-132 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SPAN 2314-132 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SPAN 5102-001 TEACHING PRACTICUM II
        (Course Id: 104943)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SPAN 1441-027 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SPAN 2315-001 INTERM SPAN HERITAGE SPEAKERS
        (Course Id: 104889)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SPAN 3305-022 SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS
        (Course Id: 104895)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SPAN 5101-001 TEACHING PRACTICUM I
        (Course Id: 104942)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SPAN 5102-001 TEACHING PRACTICUM II
        (Course Id: 104943)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SPAN 3314-001 ADVANCED SPANISH GRAMMAR
        (Course Id: 104899)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2013
      • SPAN 3314-001 ADVANCED SPANISH GRAMMAR
        (Course Id: 104899)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SPAN 2313-132 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SPAN 2314-132 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SPAN 5101-001 TEACHING PRACTICUM I
        (Course Id: 104942)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SPAN 5102-001 TEACHING PRACTICUM II
        (Course Id: 104943)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SPAN 1441-026 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SPAN 2313-132 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SPAN 2314-132 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SPAN 5101-001 TEACHING PRACTICUM I
        (Course Id: 104942)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SPAN 3314-001 ADVANCED SPANISH GRAMMAR
        (Course Id: 104899)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2012
      • SPAN 2313-142 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104887)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SPAN 2314-010 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SPAN 2314-142 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SPAN 5101-001 TEACHING PRACTICUM I
        (Course Id: 104942)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SPAN 5102-001 TEACHING PRACTICUM II
        (Course Id: 104943)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SPAN 1441-007 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SPAN 1441-026 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SPAN 2314-003 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SPAN 2314-005 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104888)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SPAN 5101-001 TEACHING PRACTICUM I
        (Course Id: 104942)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SPAN 5102-001 TEACHING PRACTICUM II
        (Course Id: 104943)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SPAN 1441-032 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SPAN 1442-020 BEGINNING SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104884)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SPAN 1442-021 BEGINNING SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104884)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SPAN 1442-032 BEGINNING SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104884)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SPAN 5101-001 TEACHING PRACTICUM I
        (Course Id: 104942)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SPAN 1441-020 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SPAN 1441-021 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SPAN 1441-022 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SPAN 1442-022 BEGINNING SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104884)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SPAN 3303-001 ADVANCED SPANISH CONVERSATION
        (Course Id: 104893)
        Summer - Five Week - Second - 2010
      • SPAN 1441-001 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SPAN 1441-005 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SPAN 1442-005 BEGINNING SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104884)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SPAN 1442-007 BEGINNING SPANISH II
        (Course Id: 104884)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SPAN 5101-001 TEACHING PRACTICUM I
        (Course Id: 104942)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SPAN 1441-002 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • SPAN 1441-003 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • SPAN 1441-006 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • SPAN 1441-010 BEGINNING SPANISH I
        (Course Id: 104883)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • SPAN 5101-001 TEACHING PRACTICUM I
        (Course Id: 104942)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009

Service to the University

    • June 2015 to  Aug 2018 Volunteer
      Involvement Fairs
      Summers: 2015-2018

Service to the Community

Service to the Community

    • Past to  2017
      Volunteer
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