2006 Ph.D., Universitat de les Illes Balears (Palma de Mallorca, Spain), Department of Applied
Pedagogy and Psychology of Education
Dissertation: “Affective Variables in Language Learning”
2001 DEA (Diploma de Estudios Avanzados), Universitat de les Illes Balears (Spain)
Thesis: “La Comunicación No Verbal en la Enseñanza y el Aprendizaje de una Lengua
2002 MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL, Ohio University (Athens, OH), Department of Linguistics
Thesis: “Affective Variables in Learning Spanish as a Foreign Language”
1996 BA, Universitat de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain) in Anglo-Germanic Philology (Linguistics)
Dr. Marcos-Llinas (a native of Mallorca, Spain) arrived at the University of Missouri in 2006. For years, she has taught and/or developed many different courses in language learning/teaching, applied linguistics, service learning, and minority languages for both graduate and undergraduate students. Dr. Marcos-Llinas enjoys working closely with students helping them with independent courses as well as honors-by-contract courses.
Dr. Marcos-Llinas has presented her work in different regional, national, and international conventions such as Institut d'Estudis Catalans, North American Catalan Society, European Second Language Convention, Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, American Association for Applied Linguistics, and Cambio de Colores. She has published her work in Foreign Language Annals; Interlingüística; Pissarra. Revista d'Ensenyament de les Illes Balears; Ohio Foreign Language Association.
With regards to publications, Dr. Marcos-Llinas wrote a book with Amandis, A.; Borrell, N., Calafat, C.; Catrain, M.; Juan, M.; Marcos-Llinas, M., and Salazar, J. The Use of Technology in the English as a Foreign Language Class in Spanish Secondary and College Education. (2010). Palma de Mallorca: Edicions Universitat de les Illes Balears. She also wrote a book chapter with Dr. M. Juan Garau and Dr. J. Salazar in Aprendizaje integrado de la lengua inglesa y contenidos multiculturales online (2009), Palma: Universitat de les lles Balears.
In 2010, she developed and taught a service learning course in Spanish geared to advanced students who want to help and interact with the Latino community in Columbia (MO). Several local agencies offered service opportunities to MU students. This course received a "The President's Volunteer Service Award" with President Barack Obama presented by the President Council on Service and Civil Participation, The White House, Washington D.C.
In 2009-10, Dr. Marcos-Llinas started offering two new courses in Catalan (a minority language spoken in several European countries): "Introduction to Catalan Language and Culture" and "Catalan Culture and Identity". These courses led her to organize an annual event, the Symposium of Catalan Language, Literature, and Culture with the help of the Institut Ramon Llull (Barcelona, Catalonia) to raise students' and community awareness towards this minority Romance language spoken. Students would actively participate in the symposium presenting their own research projects and helping with the event. Prestigious international scholars, writers, and film makers presented at the Catalan Symposium.
Besides teaching, Dr. Marcos-Llinas also works as a translator. She has translated many articles over the years and five books. These are:
(In progress) Género y nacionalismo en la Cuba colonial. Los viajes de de Santa Cruz y Montalvo, la Condesa de Merlín by Adriana Méndez Rodenas (1998), Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press.
La historia benga by Mario Ibolo Uganda Beholi (Benga history, 2014), NY: Ndowe International Press (2018).
Resilience and Coping Intervention for Schools. An Interview Guide Designed to Help Students Discuss Challenges and Identity Strategies that Increase and Improve Coping Skills by Sandra F. Allen, Disaster and Community Crisis Center at the University of Missouri, and the Terrorism Disaster Center at the University of Oklahoma (2015).
Africanos en Europa. La cultura del exilio y la emigración de Guinea Ecuatorial by Michael Ugarte (Africans in Europe. The Culture of Exile and Emigration from Equatorial Guinea to Spain, 2010), NY: Ndowe International Press (2014).
Cinc rondalles mallorquines d'Antoni Maria Alcover. Edicions ESCORCOLLS: Manacor (Mallorca, Spain)/Institució Pública Antoni Maria Alcover (2012).
Dr. Marcos-Llinas' research interests are:
Second (Foreign) Language Acquisition
The Role of Affect in Language Learning/Teaching
Catalan Language, Culture, and Identity
Dr. Marcos-Llinas teaches and has taught many courses while at the University of Missouri since 2006.
SPAN 8087 Seminar in "Research in Second/Foreign Language Learning"
SPAN 4120/7120 Foreign Language Methodology
SPAN 4130/7130 Spanish Stylistics
SPAN 3150 Advanced Spanish Conversation
SPAN 3150 Advanced Spanish Conversation with Service Learning
SPAN 3160 Advanced Spanish Composition
SPAN 3721 Spanish Phonetics
SPAN 2160 Intermediate Spanish Conversation and Composition
Other courses taught:
ROM 2200 Introduction to Catalan Language and Culture
ROM 3200 Catalan Language and Identity
SPAN 4960 Spanish for the Professions