Adam Crofts
Adam Crofts
Professor, Spanish & Portuguese 

Office: Shields 121
Phone: 208-732-6845
Adam Crofts

Education Information

BA Spanish, Arizona State University

MA Spanish / Latin American Literature, Arizona State University

Background/Personal Information

I was born two hours East of Twin Falls in the small village of Firth, Idaho. A two-year stay in Brazil, as well as time spent in Ecuador, Mexico, and Argentina have caused me to fall in love with Latin American language and culture. I also spent several years in and around Mesa, Arizona, and enjoyed the strong Hispanic cultural presence there. It was in that urban desert landscape that I met my wife Dawnette (a native of the Valley of the Sun) and eventually convinced her to move North. We now have thirteen children and enjoy living and working in Twin Falls. In addition to my love of family and teaching, I am also passionate about reading, skateboarding, playing bass and guitar, and collecting all manner of music on vinyl, CDs, and cassettes.

Teaching Philosophy

I love Spanish and Portuguese. Learning a language came along at a time in my life when I didn’t yet fully realize that I was capable of great things. There was a time when I was dead set AGAINST learning a foreign language. It was too hard. It IS hard. But once I realized that a gringo like me could pick up two foreign languages (and that the process hasn’t killed me yet) I began to see that I (and we) CAN do hard things, and that a literal world of opportunity, adventure, and fulfillment are available if we are willing to work for it. I am here to help you on this journey and pledge to you my time, abilities and dedication to this cause. 

Course Information

Links of Interest

  1. Word Reference Dictionary and Language Forum
  2. Conjuguemos! Master verb conjugation in several languages with these exercises
  3. Prensa Escrita: Daily news from all over the Spanish-speaking world
  4. UTA Spanish pronunciation exercises: podcasts with transcripts of audio in Spanish and English
  5. UTA Portuguese pronunciation exercises: podcasts with transcripts of audio in Portuguese and English
  6. Tá falado: Discover the fascinating world of Brazilian Portuguese and its similarities with Spanish!
  7. Porta Curtas: Free Brazilian short films online
  8. Hacking Portuguese: Tons of resources and tips for learning one of the coolest languages ever



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