Wesleyan portrait of Ana M. Perez-Girones

Ana M. Perez-Girones

Adjunct Professor of Spanish

Downey House, 294 High Street, 127

Adjunct Professor, Education Studies


BA University of Seville
MA Cornell University

Ana M. Perez-Girones

I have worked on a diverse array on pedagogical materials that respond to different needs of the language learning experience. My work with my students in the classroom becomes the basis for what I publish. I am the co-author of the programs Puntos de Partida, for elementary Spanish, and  Más, for intermediate Spanish (both published by McGraw-Hill).

Language acquisition and cultural competence are the core of my professional interests.  They also came together in the project En una palabra (Georgetown University Press), a series of three CD-ROMs with annotated interviews conducted in three different cities of the Spanish-speaking world. 

The development of open educational resources is also of great interest to me. That's the motivation for  Wespañol, an open-source program for learning Spanish with the Wesleyan community in mind that I developed with my Wesleyan colleague Louise Neary.


I always wanted to be in the classroom. But I started preparing to be a teacher of English in my native Spain. That changed when I came to the  United States to be a TA for a year. It turned out that a degree in English was an excellent preparation to understand my students' needs in Spanish.

Wesleyan students have been the inspiration for all my publications. I want the classroom to be a home and an experiential place for my students and myself—a place where wonderful things can happen, and where students as well as instructor are engaged in learning.

Academic Affiliations

Office Hours

Mondays and Wednesdays afternoon--please make an appointment by email (aperezgirone@wesleyan.edu)


Fall 2024
SPAN 101 - 01
Elementary Spanish I

SPAN 111 - 02
Intermediate Spanish I

SPAN 113 - 01
Intermediate-Advanced Spanish