Claudia Acosta
Department Chair, Nicaragua

Claudia Acosta was born and raised in Nicaragua until the age of fourteen.  She holds a doctorate from the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University.  Her dissertation is on the Role of International Education in California Community Colleges.  She holds a Masters Degree in Hispanic Literatures from the University of California, Riverside and a Bachelors Degree from California State University, San Marcos in Liberal Arts and Broadcast Journalism and her undergraduate work is in the area of Humanities.  She has participated in the programs of the Council for Latin American and Peninsular Studies of the International Area Studies Program at Yale University completing post-graduate courses in European Studies, Latin American literature, Films, and Second Language Acquisition.  She serves as International Education Liaison at College of the Canyons where she teaches and oversees the Modern Language Department.  She was the founder and director of the Spanish Institute, a program designed for K-12 teachers that soon extended to other professions such as business, health, and public service areas.  She has extensive experience teaching both in the U.S. and abroad.  Dr. Acosta is co-author of three language publications.  She serves as president for the Santa Clarita International Programs (SCVIP).  Through this program she leads a literacy program in Central America and has developed partnerships with the community at the local and international level.


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Spanish 101

Spanish 201