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Cynthia P. Fraga-Cañadas, Ph.D.

Assistant Teaching Professor
Cynthia Fraga


  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH— PhD in Foreign and Second Language Education and Acquisition
  • University of Dayton Dayton, Ohio— Masters of Science in Education and Allied Professions
  • Instituto Joaquín V. Gonzalez, Bs. As., Argentina — English language teacher
  • Teacher Training College in Special Education, Bs. As., Argentina — Special Education teacher.

Courses Taught

  • SN 101-104
  • TE 609


  • Fraga-Canadas, C (June 2011). Building Communities of Practice for Foreign Language Teachers. Modern Language Journal 95, (2), 296-300
  • Fraga-Canadas, C. (Fall 2010). Beyond the classroom: Maintaining and improving teachers’ language proficiency. Foreign Language Annals, 43 (3), 395-421.
  • Fraga-Canadas, C. (2005). Embracing our students’ family language: Implications for the classroom. Ohio Journal of English Language Arts 45 (2), 14-21.
  • Fraga, C. (2002). A case Study of Patterns of Language Use by One Bilingual Student in Various Contexts. Unpublished Master’s thesis. The University of Dayton, Ohio. Nominated for the Mid-West Association of distinguished Master’s thesis award 2002.


  • Collaboration between Native and Non-native Language Teachers: 5 Case Studies. (ACTFL conference, 2011)
  • Beyond the Classroom: Maintaining and Improving Teachers’ Language Proficiency. Linthicum, MD (2010)

Areas of Specialization

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Spanish Linguistics
  • Foreign Language Pedagogy
  • Teacher Education

Service Activities and Membership in Academic Societies

  • Member of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • Honorable Member of La Sociedad Nacional Honoraria
  • Reviewer for the Mid-Western Educational Research Association Journal (MWERA)
  • Reviewer for Foreign Language Annals.
  • Reviewer Hispania