Alex Zunterstein


Full Name

Alex Zunterstein

Professional Title

Senior Instructor II of Spanish

School or Place of Work

University of Oregon

What Level Do You Teach?

1st, 2nd & 3rd year

How Has Spanish Played a Role in Your Personal and Professional Life?

My initial exposure to Spanish was through children’s television shows and a short-lived after school class in first grade. I began formally studying Spanish in 8th grade. As an undergraduate I took a class on multilingualism and that sparked an interest in language variation and languages in contact and this led to my interest in Spanish as a heritage language. I began teaching SHL classes approximately three years ago and it has been both challenging and very rewarding.

How Long Have You Been Teaching?

17 years

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