Liz Lake has been teaching Spanish at the University of Minnesota since 2002. She has taught and been involved in curricular enhancements in both SPAN 1003 and 1004 for the past 10 years. Liz has also taught English as a Second Language (ESL) at the U of M, Minneapolis Community & Technical College, and Normandale Community College. She has also lived and taught English in Argentina and Chile. Her academic interests include language teaching and technology, educational podcasting, integrated performance assessments (IPAs), and inclusive teaching practices. She co-produced the Spanish- and Portuguese-language podcast Voc/zes with Stephanie Anderson, for which they received the CLA Outstanding Service Award in 2018.
Senior Teaching Specialist