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Center for Latin@ Studies and Engagement

Susana Rivera Mills, Oregon State University

Discovering the Unexpected

3 minute read The proposal came to Susana Rivera-Mills’ desk at Oregon State University, and her alarm bells started blaring. Foreign language courses taught online? What a misguided concept, she thought. With nearly two decades of firsthand experience, she knew that in-person interaction is a great way for students to learn a new language. But is it the only way? Rivera-Mills had to find the answer through extensive research. The results, she says now, were beyond belief.