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Mike HubertMike Hubert

Associate Professor of Spanish and American Studies

Head of Section, Spanish



PhD – Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (2008) – Spanish Applied Linguistics. Dissertation Title: The Relationship Between Speaking and Writing in the US Foreign Language Classroom.

MA – Washington State University, Pullman, WA (2005) – Spanish Literature
BA – Eastern Washington University (2003) – Spanish Education

Courses Taught at Washington State University

ForL 540 – Theory and Methods of Foreign Language Instruction
ForL 541 – Research and Methods of Technology Enhanced Foreign Language Learning
SPAN 101 – First Semester Spanish
SPAN 102 – Second Semester Spanish
SPAN 203 – Third Semester Spanish
SPAN 204 – Fourth Semester Spanish
SPAN 306 – Intermediate Reading and Translation
SPAN 365 – Intermediate Spanish Translation
SPAN 308 – Intermediate Grammar and Writing
SPAN 453 – The Phonetics, Phonology, and Dialectology of Spanish
SPAN 600 – Reading Spanish For Graduate Students

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Hubert, M. & Bonzo, J. (Forthcoming 2019). Theory and Practice in U.S. University Foreign Language Writing Instruction. Journal of Second Language Teaching and Research.

Hubert, M. & Vigil, D. (2017) Using Writing to Teach Pronunciation: An Experimental Fourth-Year University Spanish Phonetics/Phonology Course. Applied Language Learning 27(1), 18-40.

Hubert, M. (2017) Teaching Translation to Foreign-Language Majors. In: Venuti, L. (Ed.). Teaching Translation. Programs, courses, pedagogies. New York: Routledge

Hubert, M. (2015). Avoidance Behavior in U.S. University Spanish-Language Instruction. International Journal of Applied Linguistics 25(2), 135-159.

Hubert, M. (2014). Evaluating the Role of Writing in the First and Second Year Foreign Language Curriculum. Journal of Education and Training Studies 2(2), 76-86.

Hubert, M. (2013). The Development of Speaking and Writing Proficiencies in the Spanish Language Classroom: A Case Study. Foreign Language Annals, 46(1), 88-95.

Hubert, M. (2012). U.S. University Learner Attitudes towards Foreign Language Writing. ISRN Education 2012, Article ID 815493.

Hubert, M. (2011). The Speaking-Writing Connection: Integrating Dialogue into a Foreign Language Writing Course. Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching 8(2), 170-183.

Hubert, M. (2011) Foreign Language Production and Avoidance in U.S. University Spanish-Language Education. International Journal of Applied Linguistics 21(2), 222-243.

Hubert, M. & Bonzo, J. (2010). Does Second Language Writing Research Influence U.S. University Foreign Language Instruction? System 38(4), 517-528.


Hubert, M (2018). Pesticide Laws and Safety Online Training Course. 40,000-word English-to-Spanish translation completed for the WSU Puyallup Extension.

Conference Presentations – National/International

“Teaching Translation to Foreign Language Students Through Service Learning.” Conference presentation accepted for delivery at the 2017 American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) Conference. Chicago, IL, July 2017

“Teaching Translation to Foreign Language Majors.” Conference Presentation delivered at the 2014 American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) Conference. Panama City, Panama, July 2014.

“Overcoming Avoidance in the Communicative Spanish Language Classroom.” Conference presentation delivered at The 2013 American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) Conference. San Antonio, TX, July 2013.

“Avoidance in the Communicative Spanish Language Classroom.” Presentation delivered at The 2012 American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) Conference. San Juan, Puerto Rico, July 2012.

“Improving Foreign Language Writing Instruction through Second Language Writing Research” 2011 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Conference. Denver, CO, November 2011

“The incorporation of dialogue into in-class writing assignments in the US university Spanish-language classroom.” 92nd Annual American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Conference (AATSP). Guadalajara, México, July 2010

“The Impact(?) of Second Language Writing Research on U.S. University Foreign Language Instruction.” The 2009 Symposium on Second Language Writing (SSLW). Arizona State University, July 2009

“The relationship between the development of grammar in speech and in writing in the U.S. University Spanish Language Classroom”. The Seventh Symposium on Second Language Writing. Purdue University, July 2008

Conference Presentations – Regional/Local

“Fostering Motivation in Foreign Language Writing Instruction.” Presentation delivered at The 2013 Washington Association for Foreign Language Teaching (WAFLT) Conference. April 2013.

“Providing Students With Purpose in Foreign Language Writing.” 2010 Fall Washington Association of Foreign Language Teachers (WALFT) Conference. Seattle, WA, Oct 2010

“Using Writing to Teach Phonetics/Phonology to Fourth-Year University Spanish-Language Students.” The 2009 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA) Conference. Snowbird, UT, October 2009

Grants & Fellowships

WSU Humanities Fellowship (March 2014) – $12,400 from the Washington State University Center for the Humanities

New Faculty Seed Grant (June 2011) – $7,160 from the Washington State University Office of Grant and Research Development

Research Interests

Second language acquisition
Second language writing
Spanish-English Translation Instruction
Spanish phonetics/phonology

Professional Memberships

AAAL – The American Association for Applied Linguistics
AATSP – The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
ACTFL – The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
WAFLT – The Washington Association for Language Teaching


Mike Hubert

Office: Thompson 203B
Phone: 509-335-4151
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