Cristina Tarazona

Assistant Teaching Professor of Spanish

Cristina Tarazona is a native of Valencia, Spain, where she received her Licenciatura degrees in German and English from the University of Valencia.  After teaching Spanish in Germany for a year and completing her pedagogical certificate, she attended Georgia State University in Atlanta, where she received a Masters of Arts degree in Spanish and German with a concentration in applied linguistics as well as certification in Spanish/English translation. 

Before coming to Oxford College in 2016, Tarazona had more than 15 years' experience teaching Spanish as a foreign language at various universities, high schools and private language academies in Spain, Germany, and the United States. Some of the institutions where she has taught include Emory University, Agnes Scott College, and Georgia State University.  Additionally, she has worked as a freelance translator and has done voice recordings for an Atlanta-based translation company.

Tarazona’s main academic interests include sociolinguistics, particularly language contact of Spanish with other languages, second language acquisition, and community engagement.  At Oxford College, she has taught various courses, including elementary and intermediate Spanish as well as Spanish 385, a special topics course that she developed on Spanish in the United States.” Currently, Tarazona serves as the coordinator of the Spanish tutoring program and is working in further developing community engagement activities for Spanish students. 


BA| Universidad de Valencia| 1996

MA| Georgia State University| 2000

MA| Georgia State University| 2007

Courses Taught

Spanish 101 and 102 (Elementary I and II)

Spanish 201 and 202 (Intermediate I and II)

Spanish 212 (Introduction to Hispanic Texts and Contexts)

Advanced Spanish Grammar

Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Advanced Conversation

German 101 and 102 (Elementary I and II)