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Gerena, Linda

Gerena, Linda

Professor
Teacher Education
Areas of Expertise:
  • Second Language Acquisition/Bilingual Education
  • English Language Learners (ELLs) K-12
  • Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)
  • Dual Immersion/Two Way Immersion
  • Bilingualism and Biliteracy
  • Secondary ELL/F-ELL Instruction in Science and Math
  • Content Literacy for ELL/F-ELLs
  • Best Practices for ELLs in K-8 Content Area Instruction
  • ELL Post Secondary Written Discourse
Linda Gerena received her Ph.D. in Educational Policy/Bilingual Education from San Diego State University, an MA in TESOL and an MA in Urban/Bilingual Education. Her professional interests are bilingual education, second language acquisition theory and pedagogy, effective teaching practices for K-12 ELLs, and dual immersion bilingual education. Since 2009, Dr. Gerena has been researching issues pertaining to ELLs and F-ELLs in an NSF grant investigating urban secondary school transformation. In 2012, Dr. Gerena received the prestigious US Department of State Fulbright Scholar Award. She spent a semester exploring bilingualism and bilingual programs in Madrid, Spain. As a US State Department English Language Specialist, she recently provided professional development for bilingual teachers in Castilla La Mancha and Extremadura, Spain. At York College, Dr. Gerena prepares highly qualified teachers who provide effective instruction for linguistically and culturally diverse students.
Education:
DegreeInstitutionFieldDates
PhD San Diego State University and The Claremont Graduate University Language and Cross Cultural Education; Educational Policy; Bilingual Education. 2002 
MA New York University, New York Linguistics and TESOL K-12 1985 
MA California State University, Los Angeles Bilingual/Urban Elementary Education 1982 
BA Brooklyn College, City University of New York Spanish Language and Literature 1975 
Gerena, Linda
 

Gerena, Linda
Professor
Teacher Education