Silvia Amigo Silvestre is a Senior Lecturer of Spanish from Granada, Spain. Her academic training is in Second Language Acquisition, Linguistics, and Literature. She has taught and been the course coordinator for Spanish language courses at different levels at Cornell since Fall 2001. She has also taught Spanish at the Middlebury Summer Immersion Language School (both at Middlebury and at Mills College). Among her career interests in the field of Second Language Acquisition are assessment, the creation of materials, the application of technology, and the development of intercultural competence.