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College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty and Staff

Andrew Allorto

Title: Instructor
Department: Language, Literature and Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences
Resources: Department of Language, Literature and Cultures


Mr. Allorto earned a Master of Arts in teaching degree in Spanish language and linguistics from the University of South Carolina, where he served as a TA, teaching for more than five years on the Columbia and Beaufort campuses.

 He has also studied at La Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Madrid, Spain, where he concentrated on advanced Spanish grammar and syntax. It was there where he also expanded his knowledge of 20th century Spanish art with particular emphasis on Dalí and Picasso.

In December  2016, Mr. Allorto was part of the inaugural cohort to complete the Dual-Enrollment Program with James Madison University in Virginia and La Universidad de Salamanca (USAL) in Spain for which he received a Master in Education degree from JMU and a Master’s degree in Spanish Language and Culture for Educators from La Universidad de Salamanca, which is recognized throughout the European educational community.

His academic interests range from advanced Spanish grammar and syntax to theoretical linguistics to Second Language Acquisition. His most recent studies in Salamanca have ignited an interest in the “variedades de la lengua española” ranging from a sociological aspect to a lexical aspect.