Senior Lecturer of Spanish

Ernesto L. Ebratt was born in Barranquilla, Colombia and moved to the United States in 2001 to teach high school Spanish. He earned his M.A. in Spanish from the University of Arkansas Fayetteville in 2004. He has taught Spanish at the University of Arkansas and Connecticut and became a full-time Lecturer of Spanish in 2006.
Ernesto has taught elementary, intermediate, and advanced courses while at UVM and also teaches “Spanish for Social Work and Health” through the Continuing Education program. Ernesto has run La Tertulia that is offered by the department each semester. He has also been nominated two consecutive years for the Maurice Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is currently finishing his doctoral studies in the Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies Department at the State University of New York at Albany. His dissertation research is related to gender and beauty pageant competitions in Colombia.
Languages spoken:
Spanish (native)
English (near-native)
French (advanced reading)

Associations and Affiliations

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
Asociación de Colombianistas
New England Council of Latin American Studies (NECLAS)
Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies (PCCLAS)
Ernesto Ebratt

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Gender and cultural studies; Colombia


  • M.A. Spanish, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville


  • (802) 656-0912
Office Location:

522 Waterman

Office Hours:

Fall 2019: MW 9:30-10:30

Courses Taught

  • SPAN 001: Elementary I
  • SPAN 002: Elementary II
  • SPAN 051: Intermediate I
  • SPAN 052: Intermediate II
  • SPAN 101: Composition and Conversation
  • SPAN 140: Analyzing Hispanic Literatures