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Contact Information


Title: Professor of Spanish

Office Location: MRP 2041

Email: mayberry@csus.edu

Office Phone: Prefers e-mail

Mailing Address: Sacramento State University, World Languages and Literatures Department, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6087

Office Hours: Fall 2019: Advising hours are on W 3-5 via zoom. Call 278-6333 to schedule appointment.

This page updated: June 22, 2019 :

Courses that I teach

FALL 2019: 

  • SPAN 7    
  • SPAN 102
  • SPAN 103
  • SPAN 121-HEALS  
  • SPAN 194-HEALS

SPRING 2020:

  • SPAN 1C
  • SPAN 7  
  • SPAN 103
  • SPAN 159-HEALS
  • SPAN 194-HEALS



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Professional Experience

María Mayberry, Professor of Spanish, is a native of Monterrey, Mexico.  She received her BA, MA, and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, where she specialized in Spanish Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition.  Before Texas she studied in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico at Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, where she received the degree of Licenciada en Ciencias de la Comunicación in 1981. She teaches Phonetics, Spanish Grammar, Civilization and Culture of Spain, Elementary and Intermediate Spanish as well as the graduate seminar in Applied Linguistics and courses for the Certificate Program in Healthcare Spanish (HEALS) at CSUS—a project developed in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of professors from the Health Science, Nursing, World Languages and Cultures Departments at Sacramento State and colleagues from CSU, San Bernardino. She is the coordinator of the HEALS program at Sac State. Her research focuses in understanding the difficulties faced by adult L2 language learners when processing speech. Her commitment to teaching and researching Spanish as a second/foreign language is rooted in her own experiences as an adult language learner. Prof. Mayberry joined the Foreign Language Department at CSUS in Fall 2006.

Doctoral Thesis

Listening comprehension in the foreign language classroom

Professional Affiliations

American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP)

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