Kim Faber

  • Instructor of Spanish & Language Teacher Training
  • SITES Program Director
  • Shansi Intensive ESL/EFL Teacher Trainer during Winter Term


  • BA, University California Riverside, 1994
  • MA, University California Davis, 1997
  • MA, University California Davis, 1998


International Experience and Research

From 1994-95: Lived 18 months in the Netherlands Participated in an Intensive Dutch Language Program at the University of Amsterdam after which I continued intensive Dutch language studies sponsored by the Dutch government.
1993-94 - Education Abroad Program (EAP) Field Research Program in Mexico: Did research on the practical and political dimensions of bilingual education of indigenous people in Oaxaca.
1992-93 - lived and studied in Alcalá de Henares, Spain
1990 - Hong Kong, Philippines, China, Macau
1989 - Mexico City

Research Interests

Applied linguistics, bilingual education, raising multilingual children, second language acquisition (SLA), language pedagogy & language teacher training.

Masters Research, UC Davis: Researched a local 4th grade Spanish-immersion program to assess the attitudes and motivations of the students, teachers, parents, and administrators. Collected teaching ideas to improve the amount of "comprehensible output" to be produced by the students, in order to enhance their overall linguistic performance and encourage more balanced Bilingualism.


Spring 2022

SITES 'Spanish In The Elementary Schools' Language Teaching Practicum — EDPR 102

Fall 2022

Elementary Spanish I — HISP 101
SITES 'Spanish In The Elementary Schools' Language Teaching Practicum — EDPR 102
Language Pedagogy: The Theory & Practice of Teaching and Learning Languages — EDUA 301


Pedagogy That’s Out of SITE(S)

October 27, 2017

Through the Spanish in the Elementary School (SITES) program, Oberlin students can design and practice their own pedagogy while engaging with children in the community.