Lucía Rubio

Lucía Rubio joins Yale as Senior Lector I in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. She is a native of Spain and has a master’s degree in Spanish Language Pedagogy from the University of Utah, degrees in Sociology from the State University of New York, and in Education from the University of Oviedo, Spain. Her career reflects a deep commitment to language education with a focus on articulation between the secondary and post-secondary levels.

Before joining Yale, Rubio taught at the University of Utah for two decades, working with advanced and heritage learners. She also worked as a Spanish Secondary Coordinator for the State of Utah’s widely acclaimed Dual Language Immersion Program. In that capacity, she was directly involved in the development and delivery of professional learning opportunities for secondary language teachers, in coaching, and in curriculum development. Rubio is also deeply involved in language assessment: she is a certified oral and written proficiency tester (OPI and WPT) for the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, an examiner for the Instituto Cervantes, and a reader for the College Board Spanish Advanced Placement exam.

Rubio has published several articles on language education and is the co-author of a Spanish textbook, Tercer Milenio, published by Kendall-Hunt in 2009.