Office: Guilford 309
Clara Arroyo was born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal. As a child, she also lived in Mozambique for a few years.
Clara earned her Master's degree in Spanish in 1991 from the University of Western Ontario (UWO) in London, Canada. She also has a B.A. with a concentration in French and English from the University of Ottawa in Canada, as well as a B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature from UWO.
She has taught Spanish, Portuguese, and French in Canada, Florida, and Ohio. Currently, she teaches Spanish and Portuguese at CWRU, and is the faculty advisor of USG's "Amistad".
Clara is committed to providing students with opportunities to learn in a multi-modal, motivating environment. To this end, depending on the course, students in her classes can expect to become part of NING (private social network) and voxopop (talkgroup / voice message board), use eyejot (video email), and participate in real time video conferences with students abroad, so that they can practice the language they are learning with native speakers.