Ariel Schindewolf

Curriculum Vitae 

Department of Modern Languages & Literature

Kenna 225 B

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA 95053


Current         Academic Year Lecturer, Santa Clara University Dept. of Modern Languages and


                            Spanish 1-3. Beginning Spanish. Taught using communicative and task-based methods.

                            Spanish 175. History of the Spanish Language. Designed and organized curriculum. Course

focuses on linguistic change and how that is seen in light of historical events and social,

political and linguistic forces.

2009-2014      Teaching Assistant, UC Santa Barbara Dept. of Spanish and

                            Portuguese; started: 2009.                       

Spanish 1-3. Beginning Spanish. Sole classroom instructor.

Spanish 4-6. Intermediate Spanish. Sole classroom instructor.

Spanish 25. Advanced Grammar and Composition. Sole classroom instructor and curriculum designer.


2012-2014        Los Dramáticos Co-founder and Adviser, UC Santa Barbara.

Founded Latin American Theater group with student co-founder. Design and implement performative activities and play rehearsals, leading to a performance that will be open to the University and public.   


2006-07              English Teacher, Madrid, Spain.           

Taught beginning and intermediate conversational and business English classes to small groups of business people using personally developed materials.


2003-06          Spanish Teacher, West Contra Costa U.S.D., Richmond, CA

Taught beginning Spanish to students 14-18 years old, multicultural/multilingual population. Obtained Service Learning certification. Developed curriculum, materials and computer technologies to enhance learning.



Degree programs:


Current                Ph.D, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA Iberian Linguistics, Emphasis in Applied Linguistics; expected June 2014.


2008                    M.A., California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento, CA

                            Spanish-Literature, Linguistics and Culture.


2000                    B.A., Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

Romance Languages-Emphasis in Spanish.


Other certificates and professional training:


2012                    Summer Teaching Institute for Associates Certificate, University of California Santa Barbara.


2006                    TEFL Certificate, EBC Madrid.


2005                    Secondary School Teaching Credential, Spanish, California State University, East Bay.


2001                    Peace Corps Health Extentionist Training, Guarambare, Paraguay.


Study experience abroad:


2007                    MA Summer Program, Arequipa, Peru

2006                        MA Summer Program, San Jose, Costa Rica

2005                    MA Summer Program, Burgos, Spain             

2001                    Peace Corps Language Training, Guarambare, Paraguay

1999                    Semester abroad, Université de Perpignan, Perpignan, France

1998                    Semester abroad, Universidad Mesoamericana, Oaxaca, México

1998                    Summer in Italy, Colorado College, Sorrento, Italy




American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL)

Modern Languages Association (MLA)

Linguistics Society Association (LSA)

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP)

International Pragmatics Association (IPrA)

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)




Main area of interest:  Applied Linguistics.


Secondary fields: Second Language Acquisition, Corpus Linguistics, Foreign Language Pedagogy, Contemporary Latin American Theater.




English: Native; Spanish: Near-native; Guaraní: Fluent; French: Advanced; Italian: Intermediate; Portuguese: Reading Knowledge.




Schindewolf, A. (in preparation). "Dramatically Affecting Reading: Performing repeated readings in Spanish using published plays." To be submitted to Hispania.


Schindewolf, A. (under review). "Mixing It Up With Drama: A mixed-methods approach to measurement." Submitted to Scenario.


Miglio, V. and A. Schindewolf. (in press). "Postres, pócimas y poder: Women, food and

dangerous things." In S. Poot Herrera (ed.) Postrimerías. Mérida: UC Mexicanistas/

Universidad de Yucatán.


Schindewolf, A. 2010. "Repetition: The Ordinary in Conversation." TINTA 10.0 (2010): 16-37.


Schindewolf, Ariel. 2010. Dónde está Nellie Campobello, a play written and directed by

the author and performed by graduate students from the UCSB Departments of Drama

and Dance and Spanish and Portuguese at the Santa Barbara Museum of Modern Art as

part of the UC-Mexicanistas conference, XIII Colloquium on Mexican Literature.


Schindewolf, Ariel. 2000. Blanca, a play written, directed and starred in by the author

and performed at the Max Kade theater at Colorado College.



2014   Schindewolf, A. "Dramatically Affecting Affect: Measuring the effect of drama instruction on foreign language speaking confidence" Poster session.

                2014 American Association of Applied Linguistics Annual Conference. Portland, Oregon.

2013        Schindewolf, A. "Commands and Forms of Mitigation: A comparison between colonial and contemporary Guaraní."

                13th International Pragmatics Conference, Narrative Pragmatics: Culture, cognition, context. New Delhi, India.


2012        Schindewolf, A. "Dramatically Affecting Affect: Measuring the effect of using drama and performative activities on foreign language speaking self-confidence."

The Role of Theatre Activities in Language Learning: An Institutional Framework and Associated Issues in Teaching at a European Level, Stendhal University, Grenoble, France.


2012        Schindewolf, A. "Dramatically Affecting Reading: Performing repeated readings in Spanish using published plays."

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Southern California Chapter Fall Conference, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA.


2012        Schindewolf, A., Miglio, V., Chui, D. & Kenworthy, S. "Acquisition of Approximants in Spanish as L2

Students: Comparison of teaching methods."

Biennial Conference: The Sixth UC Language Consortium Conference on SLA theoretical & pedagogical perspectives, University of California-San Diego, San Diego, CA.


2011        Schindewolf, A. “Mixing it Up With Theater: A mixed methods approach to measurement.”

“Plot me no plots”: theatre in university language teaching, University of Padua, Padova, Italy.


2011        Schindewolf, A. "Cross-linguistic Self-repetition Strategies: A corpus based perspective.”

American Association for Corpus Linguistics (AACL), Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.


2010        Miglio, V. and Schindewolf, A. “Postres, pócimas y poder: Women, food and dangerous things.”

Congreso Internacional de Literatura: Postrimerías, Mérida, México.


2009        Schindewolf, A. “To Refer or Not to Refer: referent tracking in natural vs. theater discourse.”

XXXV Congreso Anual de Literaturas Hispánicas, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA.


2009    Schindewolf, A. “Fuera de sí: la identidad exiliada en una obra de teatro.

Dislocated Writing: Luso-Hispanic Literature Beyond Borders, The Sixth Annual UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese Graduate Student Conference, University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.




2008-13               UC Regents Central Fellowship


2013                    Nominee, Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, University of California, Santa Barbara.


2011 & 2009   Wofsy Travel Grant, received for Conference Presentations from the Dept. of Spanish and

Portuguese, University of California, Santa Barbara.


2009                    Outstanding Portuguese Language Student Award, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese, University

of California, Santa Barbara.


2000                    Linda Hare Goddard Award, received for Excellence in Spanish, Colorado College.





Current                Reader, UC Santa Barbara, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese

Responsibilities: Grading exams and essays for upper-division Spanish literature and linguistics courses.


Fall 2012             Reader, UC Santa Barbara, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese

Win 2011            Reader, UC Santa Barbara, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese

Fall 2010             Reader, UC Santa Barbara, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese


Fall 2012             Guest lecture, "Phonetic and phonological approaches to Spanish sibilant alternations," SPAN 114A: The Spanish Language: A Linguistics Approach-Phonetics and Phonology, Professor Viola Miglio, UC Santa Barbara.

Guest lecture, "The Critical Period Hypothesis," SPAN 100: Introduction to Iberian Linguistics, Professor Viola Miglio, UC Santa Barbara.

Guest lecture, "The "Boom" in Latin America," SPAN 102L: Introduction to Hispanic Literature, Professor Myriam Gonzalez-Smith, UC Santa Barbara.


Sum 2011           Guest lecture, "How to prepare a literature presentation," SPAN 156: Introducción a la literatura fantástica gallega, Professor Viola Miglio, UC Santa Barbara.


Win 2011            Guest lecture, "La morfología del español," SPAN 100: Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics , Professor Viola Miglio, UC Santa Barbara.




2001-2003          Rural Health Volunteer for the Peace Corps, Perlita, Paraguay


                            Using the Guaraní language as a medium of instruction: