UMD: A Globally Connected University

Perla Blejer

Associate Clinical Professor
2304K Benjamin Building
College Park, MD 20742
Work Phone: 
301 405 7091
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Dr. Blejer has traveled and lived in many countries around the world, such as Argentina, Mexico, Japan, Taiwan, Nepal, Israel and South Africa. These international experiences have widened her cultural awareness and sharpened her sensitivities to the unique educational needs of all individuals and of diverse populations.

Her dissertation study examined the reforms undertaken by Israel's higher education system in the 1990's in an attempt to provide its disadvantaged population with equal access to higher education.

Dr. Blejer has taught courses in foreign language methods, curriculum design, educational psychology and sociology at the college level. She also taught foreign languages at the secondary level.

Her professional experience includes teacher training in the field of teaching foreign language and curriculum design. She also has over 15 years of experience in the administration of foreign languages department.


Area of Expertise: 

Second language acquisition, foreign language education methodology, language program administration in higher education, and issues of equal opportunity for at-risk students and disadvantaged populations.

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