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  • Manuela Gonzalez-Bueno

Manuela Gonzalez-Bueno

Associate Professor
Foreign Language Education Program Coordinator
Primary office:
Joseph R. Pearson Hall
Room 342
University of Kansas
1122 West Campus Rd
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101



Teaching Interests

  • Foreign Language Education
  • Foreign Language Teaching Methodology
  • Teaching of Foreign Language Pronunciation
  • Spanish Phonetics and Phonology.


My research is applied by nature, that is, I seek to discover ways in which second language acquisition theories and foreign language pedagogical methods can best be applied to the efficient learning of a foreign language, thus contributing to the ultimate goal of creating a multilingual society. To that end, I realize that the best tool is the preparation of pre-service teachers to implement those ways. That is my role in the larger frame of the School of Education.

Research Interests

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Foreign Language Teaching Methodology
  • Teaching of Foreign Language Pronunciation
  • Spanish Phonetics and Phonology.

Selected Publications

Gonzalez-Bueno, M. (in press). Issues Related to the Teaching of Spanish Voiced Stops /b, d, g/ and Their Lenited Allophones . In R. - Rao (Ed.), "Key Issues in the Teaching of Spanish Pronunciation: From Description to Pedagogy" Part 1: Issues related to the teaching of specific sound classes and supra-segmental levels .

Gonzalez-Bueno, M. & Perez-Sotelo, L. (2017). Assuring foreign language teachers' proficiency: Validation of Advanced-Low Self-Evaluation Rubric (SARAL). Northeast Conference on the Foreign Language Teaching (NECTFL) Review, 79(79), 31-47. http://www.nectfl.org/nectfl-review/.

Gonzalez-Bueno, M. (2013). The Teaching of the Linguistic Form: Using PI and PACE Model to Teach Foreign Language Grammar and Pronunciation. In Actualizaciones en Comunicación Social (Vol. 2, pp. 516-521). In Actualizaciones en Comunicación Social, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba: Centro de Linguística Aplicada - Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología y Medio Ambiente.

Gonzalez-Bueno, M. & Massengill-Shaw, D. (2011). The Influence of Phonemic Awareness on ELL Spelling: Preventing L1 Phonetic Transfer. Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2(6), 1193-1203.

Gonzalez-Bueno, M. & Quintana-Lara, M. (2011). The Teaching of L2 Pronunciation through Processing Instruction. Applied Language Learning, 21(1 & 2), 53-78.

Gonzalez-Bueno, M. (2003). Bilingualism from Birth. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.