Romance Languages and Literatures

Yohana Gil Berrio

Assistant Professor of the Practice of Hispanic Studies

Coordinator, Upper-level Spanish Language Program


Yohana Gil Berrio received her Ph.D. in Spanish Applied Linguistics from Temple University. Her research addresses heritage and second language acquisition and education with a focus on analyzing learners’ individual differences, socio-cultural factors affecting the maintenance or shift of Spanish in the U. S., and community-based language education. Her current projects investigate the ways in which diverse tools, communicative and task-based instructional approaches, and peer contributions influence students’ learning processes.


Loyola University Maryland, Center for the Humanities, Enriching Classroom Teaching Grant, Spring 2020.

Temple University, Center for the Humanities at Temple, Advanced Graduate Scholar Award, Spring 2019.

Temple University, Graduate School, Doctoral Dissertation Completion Grant, Spring 2019.

Temple University,  Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Service Award, 2016-2017.  

Temple University, College of Education, Margaret Wang Scholarship, 2010-2012.