Jeremy Bachelor joined the School of Health Sciences faculty earlier this year to teach HSC 220 Spanish for Health Care Professionals.
Bachelor lives in central Illinois with his family and two Samoyed dogs. He graduated from Eureka College with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish, and has a master’s degree in Spanish (emphases in foreign language pedagogy and Spanish peninsular cultural studies) from Illinois State University. He is in the final phase of his PhD in Education (emphasis in applied Spanish linguistics) through a primarily distance program out of the Universidad Internacional Iberoamericana in Campeche, Mexico. He plans to complete his doctorate before the Fall of 2015. He has studied abroad in Spain for a total of three years and has travelled extensively to Spanish-speaking countries. He currently is a full-time instructor at Heartland Community College in Normal, Illinois where he teachs all levels of Spanish courses. He also serves as the world languages coordinator there. Before going to Heartland, he worked full-time at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois and taught beginner and intermediate Spanish, Spanish culture & civilization, and Spanish phonetics.
Bachelor will be presenting at the First International Conference on Spanish in Study Abroad Programs in Alcalá de Henares on Friday, June 19, 2015. The presentation is titled, “The flipped classroom: A didactic model for teaching Spanish as a second language in the study abroad context.”
He also has an article accepted for publication in a peer reviewed Latin- American journal on foreign language education addressing student motivation in the foreign language. It is titled “La religión y su efecto motivante en el aula L2: Pilar base en un currículo apoyado en las 5 Cs.” It will appear in the 42nd number of Folios. http://revistas.pedagogica.edu.co/index.php/RF