Geoffrey Willans once said, "You can never understand one language until you understand at
As finals were approaching, this Salem State professor helped her students understand two
languages. In the month of May, Professor Dávila was nothing but approachable for her students
seeking help.Learning a new language can be very difficult for students, but Salem State's
Spanish Professor Dávila does an excellent job reaching out to her students so that they too can
Most Spanish courses focus on the analytical aspects of the language: grammar and vocabulary.
Professor Dávila encompasses the NRHH scholastics pillar by going beyond the analytical
aspects of a language course. She sits down with her students and encourages them to actually
speak the language rather than just focus on the paper form.
Even when students would trail into speaking in English, Professor Dávila would politely and
encouragingly say, "en español, por favor." Her charm added to the class' appeal; students left
feeling more confident about the new language.
Professor Dávila deserves to be Salem State's faculty member of the month of May because of
her constant motivation for her students to excel and for her dedication to her classes.
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