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Luis Cerezo Ceballos Associate Professor World Languages and Cultures

Additional Positions at AU
Director, Spanish Language Program
Ph.D. (distinction), Spanish Linguistics, Georgetown University
M.S., Spanish Linguistics, Georgetown University
M.S., Computational Linguistics, Georgetown University
M.S., Machine Translation, University of Manchester

Languages Spoken
Spanish, English, Italian, German
Dr. Cerezo is Associate professor of applied linguistics and Director of the Spanish language program at American University. He has been a consultant for institutions like the Fulbright Commission and Berlitz. He holds a B.A. in Translation and Interpreting (University of Málaga, National Valedictorian by the Spanish Ministry of Education) and three masters’ degrees, in Machine Translation (University of Manchester), Computational Linguistics (Georgetown University), and Spanish Applied Linguistics (Georgetown University). His doctoral dissertation in Spanish applied linguistics (Georgetown University) received the Harold N. Glassman Dissertation Award in the social sciences category. Dr. Cerezo has presented his research on language learning technologies (video games, simulations, and hybrid and online curricula) and the pedagogy of translation and interpreting at leading international conferences (e.g., AAAL, CALICO, CALL, SLRF, TBLT), including as a keynote speaker for the Spanish Royal Academy. His works have been published in leading scholarly journals like Computer Assisted Language Learning, Language Learning & Technology, and Studies in Second Language Acquisition, as well as edited volumes in Cambridge University Press, John Benjamins, and Routledge. He is currently a member of the editorial advisory board of the CALICO Journal.
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Fall 2024

  • SPAN-459 Advanced Spanish Translation

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

  • 2012 Harold N. Glassman Dissertation Award in the Social Sciences, Georgetown University.
  • 2011, Teaching with Technology Award, CTRL, American University

Selected Publications

Edited Books

  • Leow, R. P., Cerezo, L., Baralt, M. (2015). A Psycholinguistic Approach to Technology and Language LearningBerlin, Germany; Boston, MA: De Gruyter Mouton.

Journal Articles

  • Cerezo, L. (2017). Always together or alone first? Effects of type of collaborative translation on Spanish L2 development. Journal of Spanish Language Teaching, 4(2), 152–167.
  • Cerezo, L., Caras, A., & Leow, R. P. (2016). Effectiveness of guided induction versus deductive instruction on the development of complex Spanish “gustar” structures: An analysis of learning outcomes and processes. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 38, 265-291.
  • Cerezo, L., Baralt, M., Suh, B. R., & Leow, R. P. (2014). Does the medium really matter in L2 development? The validity of CALL research designs. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 27(4), 294–310.

Book Chapters

  • Leow, R. P., Cerezo, L., Caras, A., Cruz, G. (2019). CALL in ISLA: Promoting depth of processing of complex L2 Spanish “Para/Por” prepositions. In R. DeKeyser and G. Prieto Botana (Eds.), Doing SLA research with implications for the classroom: Reconciling methodological demands and pedagogical applicability. (pp. 155–178). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: John Benjamins.
  • Cerezo, L. (2015). Theoretical approaches to CALL research: Toward a psycholinguistic perspective. In R. P. Leow, L. Cerezo & M. Baralt (Eds.), A psycholinguistic approach to technology and language learning. (pp. 23-46). Berlin, Germany; Boston, MA: De Gruyter Mouton.
  • Cerezo, L. (2014). Interpreting. In M. Lacorte (Ed.), The Routledge handbook of Hispanic applied linguistics. (pp. 313-331). London, UK; New York, NY: Routledge.