Julie Raich, Associate Spanish Faculty, Eureka Campus
What do you love most about teaching at CR?
I love how CR is a springboard for students of all ages to achieve their learning goals, whether they aim to acquire a new language or skill, or they are taking general education courses to receive an AA degree or support a diploma for a 4-year institution. The doors of possibility are wide open.
What do you love most about your discipline?
I love the diversity of students, and I love accompanying them on their journey towards fluency in Spanish. Because language is at the root of every discipline, learning Spanish provides students with incredible insight into the English language as well as world cultures, which fosters global and cross-cultural awareness through critical thinking.
Professor Julie Raich is passionate about teaching and learning languages. When not teaching, she enjoys travelling and experiencing new places and cultures first hand. While a native of Humboldt County, she has spent significant time in Chile, Brazil, Belgium, and France, as well as other areas of Central and South America, Europe, and Africa. These experiences have enriched my appreciation and knowledge of Spanish, French, and Portuguese, in addition to English.
Professor Raich has taught Elementary Spanish, levels I and II; Introductory Spanish I & II; Beginning Conversational Spanish; and Latin American Cinema Workshop for CR and Humboldt State University (HSU) since 2011. In 2013, she Co-directed the 15th Annual International Latino Film Festival, a longstanding community event produced in collaboration with HSU. She has additionally taught ESL and EFL for the Universidad Austral de Chile, in Valdivia, Chile, and other independent intensive English programs in the United States.
She is an alumnus of Monterey Institute of International Studies, where she received her MA in Teaching Foreign Languages and Certificate in Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), as well as Humboldt State University where she received dual BA degrees in Spanish Education and International Studies.