Anel Brandl

Anel Brandl

Contact Information

Teaching Faculty III
Office Location
Diffenbaugh 302A
Hispanic Linguistics (MA and PhD)
Office Hours

Anytime by appointment. The meeting will be conducted via Zoom, so please email me to set up a time and get the link. 

Professor Brandl (Ph.D. Florida State University) is a Teaching Professor of Spanish and Linguistics, and the Assistant Director of the Spanish Basic Language Program. She is deeply interested in Spanish heritage bilingualism. Her recent work focuses on heritage language maintenance via instruction, and language acquisition and processing in Spanish heritage speakers. She developed FSU’s Spanish Heritage Track, and the new courses for heritage speakers/learners, including the Spanish for Specific Purposes courses. She advises the Spanish Honor Society (Sigma Delta Pi) at Florida State University.

If you think you are a heritage speaker/learner but are not sure of it, please feel free to contact me at I will be happy to asses your level of Spanish and answer any questions you may have about the Spanish Heritage Track.

Research Interests

Heritage Speaker Bilingualism 
Spanish Heritage Language Instruction
Spanish Language Acquisition and Processing
Instructed Second Language Acquisition

Courses Taught

Second Language Instruction
Spanish Phonetics
Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
Spanish for Heritage Speakers I
Spanish Second Language Acquisition
Spanish Reading & Conversation
Spanish Grammar and Composition
Intermediate Spanish I & II
Elementary Spanish I & II

Select Publications

  • Amezcua, A., BRANDL, A., Duran, E., & Rodríguez, E. (in press). The switch to remote instruction in Spanish heritage language courses: Why social presence matters. E-JournALL, EuroAmerican Journal of Applied Linguistics and Languages.
  • White, J. P., Mandell, P. B., & BRANDL, A. (in press). Pandemic-motivated transformations: Comprehensible-input oriented pedagogy in beginning Spanish online-course design. In Angela George, & Rachel Friedman (Eds.), Online Language Teaching in Diverse Contexts: International Perspectives from Canada and Beyond. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Rodriguez, E., BRANDL, A., White, J. P., Montoya, A., & Bonilla, K. (2021). Linguistic inclusivity with Spanish heritage learners: Valuing student feedback. International Journal of Language Studies, 15(3), 45-64.
  • BRANDL, A. (2020). Multilingual is normal. In Cate Hamilton (Ed.), An Anthology of Voices, talking about Talking. Oxford, England.
  • BRANDL, A., González, C., & Bustin, A. (2020). The development of intonation in L2 Spanish: A perceptual study. In Alfonso Morales-Front (Ed.), Hispanic Linguistics Symposium 2016. Amsterdam and New York: John Benjamins.
  • BRANDL, A., & Rodríguez, E. (2020). Spanish for the professions: A proposal for an early start that includes heritage speakers. Hispania 103(1), 21-26.
  • Rodríguez, E., & BRANDL, A. (2019). Knowledge of tense, aspect, and mood in heritage language speakers: The case of hybrid Spanish for business courses. In Florida Linguistics Papers, Proceedings of the Florida Yearly Linguistics Meeting (Eds.), vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 64-75. Open Journal Systems, University of Florida.
  • Bailey, A. A., & BRANDL, A. (2014). Starting with stops: Instruction on /p, t, k/ in the first-year Spanish classroom. IGNITE: CASPSLaP.
  • Bailey, A. A. & BRANDL, A. (2013). Incorporating pronunciation in the first-year Spanish classroom: An early Intervention. In J. Levis & K. LeVelle (Eds.). Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference Proceedings. Aug. 2012. (pp. 207-223). Ames, IA: Iowa State University.
  • BRANDL, A. (2013). Processing Strategies in Early Second Language Sentence Processing: A Cross Linguistic Study. Doctoral dissertation, Florida State University.

Digital Projects

FSU Spanish Heritage Track

Interview with Dr. Anel Brandl by Maria Villalobos

Dr. Anel Brandl, Teaching Professor of Spanish and Linguistics has recently developed a track within the Spanish program specially designed for heritage speakers. The track debuted in 2019 and currently has four sections. Dr. Brandl sat down with us to talk to us about the new track in detail.

Read the interview here: