PhD in Applied Linguistics (specialization in Second Language Acquisition), University of Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain. February 2012
MA in Education, GA College & State University, Milledgeville, GA. May 2001
BA in English, University of Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain. June 1999
Second Language Acquisition
Second Language Pedagogy
Dr. Llorente has been a Senior Lecturer of Spanish at Georgia State University since 2012. Currently, he is the Associate Chair of the department of World Languages and Cultures. He teaches undergraduate courses in Spanish, including elementary, intermediate, and conversational courses, as well as a postgraduate second language pedagogy course. He earned a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Valladolid in Valladolid, Spain. He has eleven years of professional experience in secondary education as a high school instructor, which involved teaching both Spanish as well as English as a Second Language (ESL) courses.
His Ph.D. dissertation was titled Implications of the “Natural Order of Acquisition” Theory in a Classroom setting: Spanish Speakers Learning English as a Second Language in a Host Environment. His current research interests are in the areas of second language development, second language pedagogy, online and digital tools for second language teaching, and heritage learners. He also enjoys taking on administrative roles within the department, the college, and the university. He seeks to promote a productive and positive atmosphere in the workplace that can benefit all students and faculty in the department. Service interests include curriculum development, assessment, professional development, mentorship, and program management. His service also extends to the student body as the advisor of the Spanish club and LUL Fraternity.
- Explorando: Introduction to Spanish. Contributing author. Chapter 11: Los Viajes y las Vacaciones. Toronto: TopHat. June, 2017.
- Wharton, R, Llorente, R. et al. Digital Literacy Across the Curriculum at GSU. September, 2016. Web: http://sites.gsu.edu/digital_literacy/
- Doctoral Dissertation: Implications of the “Natural Order of Acquisition” Theory in a Classroom Setting: Spanish Speakers Learning English as a Second Language in a Host Environment. February, 2012
- Among the New Words” American Speech: A Quarterly Of Linguistic Usage, Vol.76 No.3, Duke University Press. May, 2001
- “Among the New Words” American Speech: A Quarterly Of Linguistic Usage, Vol.75 No.3, Duke University Press. May, 2001.