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PCAL Modern Languages Directory - Michelangelo Zapata

Michelangelo Zapata, M.A.

Michelangelo Zapata, M.A.

Instructor of Spanish

Office:  270 FAC
Phone:  745-5102


Elementary Spanish


Mr. Zapata has a B.A. in French and a B.A. in Spanish, and decided to earn his M.A. from Indiana University in Bloomington while also gaining teaching experience.


Mr. Zapata joined the Department of Modern Languages in 2010. He is currently a full time Instructor of Spanish at Western Kentucky University. During his time at WKU, he has offered a specialized Spanish class for Music majors and traveled to Costa Rica with the Wind Ensemble and other premier bands of WKU. Michelangelo Zapata also has experience in reaching out to the community in Bowling Green and promoting languages. He continues to volunteer weekly at St. Joseph Church to provide assistance to Hispanic students during after school homework sessions. In doing so, he has been invited to many social events related to St. Joseph’s community and has also been asked to help interpret during Parent/Teacher conferences. In addition to St. Joseph’s volunteer community work, Michelangelo Zapata has also promoted languages from an early age by group-teaching at the public library during “Love Your Library” month and has also given talks and taught Spanish music to the children at Montessori Academy.

Teaching Philosophy

Michelangelo Zapata loves teaching Spanish, is energetic in his classroom, and considers himself a friendly guide to all students.

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 Last Modified 9/25/14