Julio Cesar Medina Lopez, M.A.

Julio Cesar Medina Lopez is a Spanish Professor at Sam Houston State University from Queretaro, Mexico. He is a graduate of the same institution with an MA in Spanish. He was previously at Universidad Contemporanea, Mexico where he studied Judicial Sciences and Legal Studies. In Mexico, he worked as a lawyer for a Federal Institution as well as a private lawyer. He has been working in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language, Second Language Acquisition, Spanish as a Heritage Language and Gender Studies in Latin America.

He has participated in Academic Presentations and also has earned honors and awards during his professional development. As a part of his work in Sam Houston State University he has founded and advised some Student Organizations with the purpose of promote the Spanish Language and culture between the student community. Currently, he is working in his PhD program in Spanish Applied Linguistics at University of Houston.        

Current research interests

  • Heritage Language Education
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Critical Thinking Development in SLA
  • Gender Studies in Latin America
  • Digital Technologies into Second Language Acquisition
  • Spanish for Specific Academic Purposes (Legal)
  • Motivation in Language Learning

Selected Publications/Works/Conferences 

  • Controlling Anxiety through Information technology and communication in the acquisition of modern Languages. 4th Annual Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Linguistics Conference, Arizona State University.
  • Análisis de la identidad gay a finales de los setenta y la actual en México. The Second Annual Conference in Hispanic Studies, University of Houston.

List of courses regularly taught at SHSU

Elementary Spanish I

Elementary Spanish II

Elementary Spanish Lab I Elementary Spanish Lab II

Intermediate Spanish I

Intermediate Spanish II