Mike Hubert, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish
Associate Professor of American Studies and Culture
Head of Section, Spanish
Ph.D. – Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (2008) – Spanish Applied Linguistics. Dissertation Title: The Relationship Between Speaking and Writing in the US Foreign Language Classroom.
M.A. – Washington State University, Pullman, WA (2005) – Spanish Literature
B.A. – Eastern Washington University (2003) – Spanish Education
Hubert, M. (In Press). Grammatical avoidance in the university world language classroom: Instructor beliefs and practices. System Journal.
Panday, P. & Hubert, M. (In Press) CALL Tools to Support and Enhance Foreign Language Learning. International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching.
Hubert, M. (2022). The Development of Foreign Language Speaking and Writing in U.S. Higher Education: A Longitudinal Case Study. International Journal of Applied Linguistics.
Hubert, M. & Bonzo, J. (2019). Theory and Practice in U.S. University Foreign Language Writing Instruction. Journal of Second Language Teaching and Research 7(1), 1-19
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. (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
“Moving the Traditional Intermediate Spanish Reading Course Online: Student Achievement, Attitudes, and Opinions”. Presentation accepted for delivery at the 12th International Conference on Education and Learning in collaboration with Universidad Complutense de Madrid. June 30-July 1, 2022
“Grammatical avoidance in the university world language classroom: Instructor beliefs and practices.” Presentation delivered at the 2021 American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference. Virtual conference, March 2021.
“The development of speaking and writing: A longitudinal study of university FL Spanish learners.” Conference presentation delivered at the 2019 American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) Conference. San Diego, CA, July 2019.
“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
Second language acquisition
Second language writing
Spanish-English Translation Instruction
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
Contact Dr. Hubert
Office: Thompson 203B
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