Robert L. Davis

Robert L. Davis

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About the Author

Robert L. Davis began his study of Spanish in high school. A study abroad scholarship in college took him to Madrid, Spain, where his life-long passion for Iberian culture began. Since that first trip in 1981, he has studied or worked in Salamanca, Seville, Segovia, Granada, and Huelva (also Marseille, France, and Rome, Italy). He has also traveled to all corners of the Iberian Peninsula. After completing a bachelor’s degree in Spanish literature, he studied linguistics at the graduate level. He is currently Professor of Spanish and Director of Language Instruction in Romance Languages at the University of Oregon. His research interests include issues in language program direction, teaching methodologies, teacher training, content-based instruction, using technology in L2 learning, teaching culture, and second-language assessment. He has co-authored several textbooks used nationally for beginning and advanced language study, as well as articles in the research areas above.