Staff Directory


Pablo Camus-Oyarzun, PhD

Assistant Professor of Spanish Language and Culture

Phone: 949-480-4197

Fax: 949-480-4158


Faculty - Full-Time


  • PhD., Linguistics, Georgetown University
  • M.A., Spanish Linguistics, Georgetown University
  • B.A., Spanish & English Studies (double major), University of the Balearic Islands, Spain

Positions Held

  • 2017-Present, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Soka University of America
  • 2016-2017, Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, George Washington University
  • 2014-2015, Assistant Director of the Advanced Spanish Program, Georgetown University
  • 2012-2016, Graduate Associate in Teaching, Georgetown University

Research Interests

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Spanish Linguistics
  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Task-Based Language Teaching
  • Second language writing

Selected Papers, Publications, Presentations, & Exhibits

  • (2017) The Effects of Pronunciation Instruction on the Production of Second Language Spanish: A Classroom Study. Paper presented at the American Association of Applied Linguistics. Portland, Oregon.
  • (2015) Spanish heritage language learners vs. L2 learners: What CAF reveals about written proficiency. E-JournALL, EuroAmerican Journal of Applied Linguistics and Languages 2(2), 31-49.
  • (2015) Spanish Heritage speakers and L2 learners: do writing skills differ after completing tailor-made and general content courses. Second National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language (SSHL). Lubbock, Texas.
  • (2015). HL and L2 learners: On the effects of CAF after 12-weeks of instruction. Paper presented at EUROSLA. Aix-en-Provence, France.
  • (2014). The effects of explicit grammar instruction on Spanish heritage learners' written proficiency. Paper presented at the Second International Conference on Heritage/ Community Languages (NHLRC). Los Angeles, California.

Courses Taught at SUA

  • Second-year of Spanish I (SPAN 201)
  • Reading and Writing (SPAN 311)

Selected Honors & Awards

  • 2016, Language Learning Journal, Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant
  • 2011-2016, Georgetown University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences yearly Scholarship