Mónica Marcos-Llinas

Mónica Marcos-Llinas
Teaching Professor of Spanish
212C Arts & Science Building

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

            Extranjera (Inglés)”


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:

Applied Linguistics

Second (Foreign) Language Acquisition

The Role of Affect in Language Learning/Teaching

Minority Languages

Catalan Language, Culture, and Identity

Service Learning



Dr. Marcos-Llinas teaches and has taught many courses while at the University of Missouri since 2006.


Graduate courses:

SPAN 8087      Seminar in "Research in Second/Foreign Language Learning"

SPAN 4120/7120   Foreign Language Methodology

SPAN  4130/7130  Spanish Stylistics


Undergraduate courses:

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


Selected Publications