About Susan

Sue

Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Southern California (2002) M.A. in Education, University of Massachusetts (1990) A.B. in Hispanic Studies, Brown University (1981)

Phone: 617-309-9744       E-mail   Sue_Kalt@yahoo.com

Susan Kalt is a linguist whose research focuses on the sequential language acquisition of Quechua and Spanish. She has received fellowships from the National Science Foundation/National Endowment for the Humanities Documenting Endangered Languages Program, Foundation for Endangered Languages, London and the Community College Humanities Association. Since 2008 she has worked intensively on and offsite in Peru and Bolivia.

She has taught Linguistics and Spanish at Boston College and the University of Massachusetts at Boston, as well as ESOL and English composition for non-native speakers at U Mass Boston, Boston University and the University of Southern California. She is a tenured professor of Spanish at Roxbury Community College.

She is an accomplished curriculum designer, having co-created interactive language learning materials for the Disney’s World of English LeapPad which are widely used by children in Asia. Her Quechua-Spanish curriculum development project in the Andes is called Proyecto Yachay Q’ipi.