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Annie R. Abbott


Program Coordination and Curricular Innovations



Coordination of Spanish & Illinois, a set of curricular and co-curricular opportunities for students to learn Spanish in real-world settings. Offerings center on community-based learning, entrepreneurship, Spanish in the professions. www.spanishandillinois.uiuc.edu

2006-10 Director of Spanish & Illinois Summer Internships, paid summer internships in Illinois non-profits such as Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Chicago), ACCION (Chicago), Central States SER (Chicago), Gads Hill Center (Chicago), College of Dupage Small Business Development Center, La Voz Latina (Rockford), East Central Illinois Refugee Mutual Assistance Center (Urbana), and more. Co-sponsored by UI Extension and funded by Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership.
2001-13 Coordination of Advanced Spanish Language Courses (Spanish Reading, Spanish Composition, Oral Spanish and Advanced Oral Spanish).
1997 Co-authored on-line web-based grammar exercises for technology enhanced redesign of Practical Review of Spanish Grammar course.  
1994-1997 Supervisor of Spanish 101 and 102 (Spanish for true beginners).


Professional Development


October 2005

Lessons from the MBA Classroom: Business Concepts for Foreign Language Professionals.  Fisher College of Business, OSU. 



September 2005

The Allerton House Retreat on University-wide Entrepreneurship Programs at Research Universities in the Midwest.  (Participant) 



September 2005

The Experiential Classroom VI, Dept. of Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises, Syracuse University. Registration and travel funded by the Kauffman Foundation.



Summer 2005

6th Annual Language Faculty Development Program.  Seminar on Teaching Spanish for Business: A Global Approach, FIU CIBER. Madrid and Ávila, Spain. 



May 2005

Entrepreneurship 101. U of I.  Participant.  Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership.




February 2005

KACE Plus: Case Research, Writing and Teaching. Babcock Graduate School of Management, Wake Forest University. Registration and travel funded by the Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership.


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