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School of Spanish Alumni Update | Fall 2017

Highlights of the Summer: A Centennial Year

This year marked the 100th anniversary of the Spanish School. Through concerts, a poetry festival, lectures, and art exhibitions, the School reflected on its history and looked to the future.

In the Green Mountains of Vermont by Professor Roberto Véguez

Professor Roberto Véguez has written a history of the first 50 years of the Spanish School, focusing particularly on the Spanish and Latin American exiles who had a great influence on the school during the years 1937 to 1963. He has also written a brief history in Spanish. Both include great photos of the school’s early years.

An Online Resource for Spanish Teachers

Middlebury has developed a Community of Practice for teachers of Spanish. It provides online resources to support teaching, as well as forums where teachers can exchange ideas and materials to further their professional development.

An Interview with Ambassador Adrienne O’Neal, MA ’77

The former U.S. ambassador to Cape Verde, retired recently after a long and varied career with the State Department, shares insights into how language fluency shaped her work as a diplomat.

Boletín: Una Lectura Buena

Would you like to brush up on your Spanish while keeping up with all of the happenings at the Spanish School each summer? The school’s weekly newsletter provides information about guest speakers, cultural events, performances, and more.

Language Schools Confer 100 Degrees at Commencement

One hundred students received master's or doctoral degrees at the Language Schools Commencement this summer. Mexican novelist and investigative journalist Elena Poniatowska Amor delivered an inspiring address.

Read more and watch the highlights video.

Meet Per Urlaub, Associate Dean of the Language Schools

The new associate dean for curriculum discusses trends in language learning, changing technology in our classrooms, and what the future holds for the Language Schools.

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