Alla Fil

Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish

 Mon 11:15-12:45; Tues & Thur: 8:15-9:15 and by appointment
 Warner Hall 502D

Alla Fil received her PhD in Spanish Literature and Cultural Studies from Georgetown University. Her field of studies is twentieth century Spanish literature with focus on travel narratives and touristic phenomena in Francoist Spain.

Prior to coming to Middlebury College in 2012, Alla taught at New York University Department of Spanish and Portuguese for 11 years, where she also coordinated first-year Spanish Program and teacher assistants’ training. She has also taught at the Middlebury College Spanish Summer School.



Course List: 

Courses offered in the past four years.
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SPAN0102 - Beginning Spanish II      

Beginning Spanish II
This course is a continuation of SPAN 0101. (SPAN 0101) WTR

Winter 2013, Winter 2014, Winter 2016

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SPAN0103 - Beginning Spanish III      

Beginning Spanish III
This course is a continuation of SPAN 0102. Intensive reading, writing, and oral activities will advance students' proficiency in Spanish in an academic setting. (SPAN 0102) 5 hrs. lect./disc.

Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016

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SPAN0105 - Accelerated Basic Spanish      

Accelerated Basic Spanish
This accelerated course is designed to reinforce, in one semester, the basic linguistic structures that students need in order to reach the intermediate level of proficiency in Spanish. Strong emphasis will be given to reading and composition. SPAN 0105 is designed specifically for students with 2-3 years of high school Spanish, but who have not yet achieved intermediate proficiency. (Placement test required) 5 hrs. lect./disc.

Fall 2013, Fall 2016

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SPAN0201 - Intermediate Spanish      

Intermediate Spanish
This accelerated course is designed to review, reinforce, and consolidate the linguistic structures that students need in order to reach the intermediate level of proficiency in Spanish. A grammar review will accompany intensive language acquisition, vocabulary expansion, readings, discussions, and compositions. (Placement test required) 3 hrs. lect., 1 hr. drill. LNG

Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016

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SPAN0220 - Intermediate Spanish II      

Intermediate Spanish II
A course for students seeking to perfect their academic writing skills in Spanish. The course is also an introduction to literary analysis and critical writing and will include reading and oral discussion of literary texts. The course will also include a thorough review of grammar at a fairly advanced level. This course may be used to fulfill the foreign languages distribution requirement. (SPAN 0201, SPAN 0210, or placement) 3 hrs. lect./disc. LNG

Spring 2013, Spring 2015

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SPAN0301 - Advanced Spanish Grammar      

Advanced Spanish Grammar
This course offers a detailed study of complex aspects of Spanish grammar and syntax. Designed to build upon students' existing knowledge of Spanish grammar, the course will begin with a reconsideration of all the tenses in both the indicative and subjunctive moods, their values and their uses. After briefly reviewing the structure of simple sentences, we will analyze in depth all the different types of dependent clauses. Within the context of sentence structure, we will also look at several key aspects of Spanish grammar (ser and estar, prepositions, the infinitive, and the gerund, among others). Students will demonstrate their understanding of the material through a variety of practical and creative exercises. (SPAN 0220 or placement; not open to students who have taken SPAN 0380). LNG

Fall 2013, Fall 2014

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SPAN0500 - Independent Study      

Independent Study
The department will consider requests by qualified juniors and senior majors to engage in independent work. (Approval only)

Winter 2014, Spring 2014, Winter 2015, Spring 2015, Winter 2016, Spring 2016

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SPAN0705 - Senior Honors Thesis      

Senior Honors Thesis
The department will award honors, high honors, or highest honors on the basis of a student's work in the department and performance in SPAN 0705. (Approval only)

Winter 2014, Spring 2014, Winter 2015, Spring 2015, Winter 2016

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Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Warner Hall
303 College Street
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753