Eric J. Collins is recognized as a highly qualified and distinguished teacher of Spanish linguistics. In his professional capacity, Eric Collins currently holds a number of educational positions. Since 2000, Eric J. Collins has taught advanced level and pre-AP Spanish at Hall High School in West Hartford, Connecticut. In addition to developing, implementing, and teaching courses, Eric Collins also advises visiting international students on course credit, translates all documents for the school system, and coordinates study-abroad programs in Madrid and Argentina. At the university level, Eric J. Collins also instructs students at Southern Connecticut State University. As an Adjunct Professor of Spanish, Eric J. Collins teaches elementary and intermediate Spanish, advanced Spanish conversation, and develops lessons using the new Gente interactive textbook. Furthermore, Eric J. Collins uses his summers to continue teaching at Colegio Santa Maria del Pilar in Madrid. Since 2001, Eric Collins has traveled to Spain to teach immersion English classes to Spanish middle school students while also serving as an American Language Consultant and Excursion Coordinator.Over the course of his career, Eric J. Collins has continually earned the respect of his peers. Eric J. Collins is a four-time nominee for Teacher of the Year and was named Best in Conference for his COLT presentation, “Let ’em Explore.” A graduate of Southern Connecticut State University, Eric J. Collins earned a Bachelor of Science and a Professional Educator’s Certification to teach Spanish and French for grades 7 through 12. Eric Collins also holds a Master of Arts in Spanish with a concentration in Peninsular Literature from the same university.