Ms. Chary-Sy T. Copeland

Adjunct Instructor of Spanish


Ms. Copeland is a PhD Candidate at the Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL.  She has taught Spanish language courses for more than ten years in a variety of higher education settings and has served as a translator and interpreter to native Spanish speakers. Ms. Copeland is a native of Jersey City, NJ with roots in Hephzibah, GA. She is also the proud parent of a 12-year old son.

BA, Spanish- Georgia State University: Atlanta, GA MA, Spanish/ Hispanic Linguistics - University of South Carolina: Columbia, SC
PhD (in progess), Spanish/ Second Language Acquisition- Florida State University: Tallahassee, FL
  Teaching Interests at Divine Word:
Spanish language courses

  Research Interests:
Ms. Copeland's research interests include  the role of individual differences in cognitive processes in second language learning, distance/online teaching and learning, heritage learners, instructed second language acquisition, higher education, and institutional research.

  Professional Affiliations:
Association of Florida Colleges
Florida Distance Learning Association
Florida Foreign  Language  Association
Online Learning Consortium

Reading knowledge: French, Portuguese

  Intercultural Experience:
Study Abroad: Spain
Personal Travel: Mexico,  Portugal, France, Germany, England