Germán Zárate-Sández

About me

I am an associate professor in the Department of Spanish at Western Michigan University (WMU) in Kalamazoo, Michigan. I teach courses in applied linguistics and my research focuses on teacher education, social justice issues in language learning, and second language pronunciation development. At WMU, I am also the language program director for introductory Spanish instruction. 

In addition to my appointment at WMU, I currently serve as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Alumni Ambassador.

I have worked as a language teacher and teacher trainer in the USA, Argentina, and Ecuador, as well as in Brazil, where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar in 2022. I am originally from San Juan, Argentina. 

Lago Los Cántaros. Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, Argentina. 12/2021



Ph.D., Spanish Applied Linguistics, Georgetown University, 2015

M.S., Spanish Linguistics, Georgetown University, 2009

M.S., English as a Second Language, The University of Scranton, 2007

B.A., ​English Linguistics, Universidad Nacional de San Juan (UNSJ), Argentina, 2004

Teaching Certification: English as a Second Language (Profesor de Inglés), UNSJ, 2003