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Gerena, Linda

Gerena, Linda

Associate 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:
Degree Institution Field Dates
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 

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Gerena, Linda
 

Gerena, Linda
Associate Professor
Teacher Education