John Ellis

John Ellis
Resident Faculty
john.ellis@scottsdalecc.edu
Building
Language and Communications Building
Room
LC-346
John Ellis
Office Hours
M 1:30-2:30
T 2:30-3:30
W 1:30-2:30
TH 1:30-2:30
F Online (By appointment)

Biography

Bio

Introduction:

¡Hola!

I grew up in Ecuador and returned to the U.S. for University studies. I have taught Spanish for over 30 years in Massachussets and Arizona.

I have taught graduate courses in Ecuador and have also taken students to Costa Rica through SCC. Throughout my career, I have taught Translation and Interpretation, Spanish for Medical Professionals, Spanish for Law Enforcement, and Spanish Literature. More recently, my colleague and I developed an Open Educational Resource to reduce the costs associated with higher education for our students... now, your Spanish textbooks are free!

In my youth, I trekked through the Amazon jungle and hiked the Andes. Thank goodness I have a car now!

Instead of going out into the wilderness, I bring the wildlife to my yard! At home, I have two tortugas, Alfie and Thomas, who, along with all of the friendly visitors (birds and bugs), enjoy all of the native plants that I tend to in the yard.

I love Latin music and of course the food! I love receiving recommendations for musical artists and new restaurants to try. 

I hope to see you in class!

 

Education:

Ph.D. - Hispanic Literature and Linguistics, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

M.A. - Spanish, University of Arizona

Courses

Spring 2023

SPA101
25304
Elementary Spanish I
SPA101
25500
Elementary Spanish I
SPA101
26050
Elementary Spanish I
-
SPA102
25254
Elementary Spanish II
SPA201
25451
Intermediate Spanish I