Degrees and Certifications:
B.Ed. Philology and Languages with a Major in Language Teaching (Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Bogotá, Colombia) M.A. Applied Linguistics (Universidad de Jaén - Jaén, Spain)
Ms. Diana Ballén
¡Hola! My name is Ms. Diana Ballén and I am a Spanish Teacher at Wilson High School. I am originally from Bogotá, Colombia. I attended Universidad Nacional de Colombia where I got a Bachelor of Education in Philology and Languages with a Major in Language Teaching. I also hold a Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics from Universidad de Jaén (Spain).
I have worked as a language instructor both at the high school level and at the college level in Colombia. In 2012, through a J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Award, I worked as a Modern Language Fellow in Spanish in the Modern Language Department at Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania, U.S. In 2014, I worked as a Foreign Language Assistant in Spanish at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago.
I consider myself a passionate teacher. I want to facilitate each student’s personal and intellectual growth by creating an atmosphere of open communication. I am very excited to be part of the Wilson family.