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SPAN 6501 - Intro to Advanced SP Grammar      

Introduction to Advanced Spanish Grammar

This course utilizes an integrated approach to bridging the gap between intermediate and advanced levels of language, putting particular emphasis on some of the most essential topics of Spanish grammar such as: 1) Rules of orthographical accents; 2) Ser vs. Estar; 3) Uses of past tenses, indicative mood; 3) Prepositions (a, por, para); 4) Basic uses of the subjunctive/subordinate clauses; 5) Indicative vs. subjunctive mood; 6) Conjunctions.
The approach to these grammar topics will take into consideration the theoretical aspects as well as the practical use in speech and writing. Authentic cultural readings of diverse types and sources will serve as a context for linguistic practice and written exercises in the classroom. (1 unit) This course meets two hours a day.

Required Materials: Theory, practical exercises, articles, and other reading materials provided by the professors at Middlebury online in “Canvas”. Language & Stylistics

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SPAN 6502 - Advanced Spanish Grammar      

This is a mandatory course for first summer graduate students. The class is focused in some of the more important topics on Spanish grammar such as: a) some uses of ser and estar; b) uses of indicative tenses, paying special attention to past forms; c) uses of the subjunctive; d) study of subordinate clauses, focusing on the uses of subordinate conjunctions and values of indicative and subjunctive in these sentences. The course will have not only a theoretical dimension but also a practical orientation, with exercises designed to improve the comprehension of all these subjects. (1 unit)

Required text: Electronic material provided at Middlebury. Language & Stylistics

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SPAN 6505 - Adv Academic Writing      

Advanced Academic Writing

The course aims at developing students’ academic writing skills through the understanding of key concepts of discourse analysis such as reference, cohesion, and coherence. A variety of text types will be analyzed in class. Rhetoric devices such as argumentation, hypothesis, and exposition will be presented and practiced through writing tasks, with group work integrated into the course. Special attention will be given to the articulation of class activities with the requirements of other courses at the same level. (1 unit)

Required text: Electronic material provided at Middlebury. Language & Stylistics

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SPAN 6560 - Literary & Film Analysis      

Literary and Film Analysis

This course will introduce the graduate student to the techniques of literary and film analysis, critical thinking, reading, and interpreting Hispanic literary texts. It is divided into four segments, each of which is devoted to the analytic strategies pertinent to one major genre: narrative, poetry, drama, and cinema. Each student will write several papers and actively participate in class discussions. (1 unit)

Required texts: Antonio Sobejano-Morán, Tornasol. Guía para la interpretación de textos literarios y cine. 2nd ed./( Panda Publications Wilkes Barre: Pennsylvania, 2017. ISBN:978-0-981-8392-4-0); José Emilio Pacheco, Las batallas en el desierto. (Edición conmemorativa) (Mexico: Ediciones. Eras SBN: 9786074450569). Literature

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SPAN 6580 - Literary Theory &Clt Criticism      

Literary Theory and Cultural Criticism

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the various schools that set the grounds for modern literary and cultural criticism. Class discussions will concentrate on the understanding of theoretical texts, as well as, on the reading and analysis of literature and cultural products. We will engage with the main theoretical currents of our time such as structuralism, postructuralism, feminism, and cultural studies. (1 unit)

Required text: Electronic material provided at Middlebury. Literature

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SPAN 6604 - Jews Christians Muslims Medvl      

The Multicultural Middle Ages in Spain: Jews, Christians and Muslims

Three-week course, second session

This course is designed to study the different aspects of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Cultural Heritage in medieval Spain. Special emphasis is placed on the contribution of Muslims, Christians, and Jews to Spanish literature, history, religion, philosophy, arts, and sciences. A comparative study of these contributions is an important part of the course. Problems of tolerance and integration, as well as the breakdown of coexistence, the expulsion of the Jews from Spain and the end of Muslim power in Spain will also be studied in the course. In class, we will analyze, comment, and discuss primary sources—translated into Spanish—from the period, especially literary documents and historical sources. (.5 unit)

Required text: Electronic material provided at Middlebury. Civ Cul & Soc

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SPAN 6605 - Spanish Language Dictionaries      

The course introduces a modern and historical panorama of Spanish language dictionaries. The course will include a theoretical introduction to lexicography and the production of dictionaries; in this way it will establish a foundation for lexical commentary. We will analyze the most important Spanish language dictionaries, starting with the bilingual Nebrija dictionaries to the Pan-Hispanic dictionary of the RAE (Real Academia Española -Spanish Real Academia-), which will be used as the reference text. Lastly, the course will finish the study of theory by using databases that facilitate the production of dictionaries. (1 unit)

Required text: A. M. Medina (coord.), Lexicografía española, (Barcelona: Ariel Lingüística, 2003). Linguistics

Summer 2015 Language Schools

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SPAN 6609 - Uses Subjunctive Spanish      

Values and Uses of Subjunctive in Spanish

Subjunctive constitutes one of the basic topics of Spanish grammar and is one of the most important problems in the acquisition of Spanish as a second language. This course focuses on the study of how, when, and why the subjunctive is used in Spanish. In addition, it will also pay attention to other issues such as the values and uses of subjunctive in independent and subordinated sentences, and how these values and uses can be explained by teachers of Spanish in their classes. The course will have not only a theoretical dimension but also a practical orientation, with exercises designed to improve the comprehension of subjunctive in Spanish. (1 unit)

Required text: Electronic material provided at Middlebury Linguistics

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SPAN 6611 - Spanish in Contact Other Langs      

Spanish (worldwide) in Contact with Other Languages

This course offers a comprehensive historical, social, and linguistic overview of Spanish in contact with other languages in all of its major contexts---in Spain, the United States, and Latin America. In so doing it explores the historical and social factors that have shaped contact varieties of the Spanish language, synthesizing the principle arguments and theories about language contact, and examining linguistic changes in Spanish phonology, morphology and syntax, and pragmatics. The course first explores the importance of language contact to the evolution of languages. Individual lessons analyze particular contact situations: in Spain, contact with Basque, Catalan, and Galician; in Mexico, Central, and South America, contact with Nahuatl, Maya, Quechua, Aimara, and Guarani; in the Southern Cone, contact with other principle European languages such as Portuguese, Italian, English, German, and Danish; in the United States, contact with English. The course also explores the historical influence of African languages*on Latin American Spanish. An important aspect of this class will be to provide students with the opportunity to teach part of the course. The course is thus meant to provide a practicum that can serve as stepping stone for students' future career as college or university faculty. Two exams, no written paper. (1 unit)

*This course is cross-listed with Professional Preparation for Teachers
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Summer 2015 Language Schools

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SPAN 6613 - Grammar of Colloquial Spanish      

Although students in this course already have an advanced level of standard Spanish used in the formal register, they need to know colloquial uses which will make them closer to the competence of native speakers in the communicative processes of everyday life. This course has two objectives: 1) to make students able to know explicitly the pragmatic and grammatical resources of oral discourse and 2) to make them able to use them automatically. In order to achieve this goal, we will concentrate on the uses of morphological and syntactic elements which offer expressive possibilities to the communicative intentions of the Spanish speaking person. We will include colloquial "panhispanic" features, although we will refer to some relevant features of some dialects both of America and Spain. As a methodology we will combine the study of the required text and other material provided by the teacher, with practice based on the analysis of real conversations recorded in video.

Required text: Margarita Porroche Ballesteros, Margarita. 2009. Aspectos de gramática del español coloquial para profesores de español como L2 (Madrid: Arco/Libros, 2009). Language & Stylistics

Summer 2014 Language Schools

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SPAN 6617 - Art & Technology - New Media      

Contemporary Art, Technology, and New Media
*Three-week course, first session*

This course is conceived like /a trip/ around the interesting and problematic relationship between Art and Technology. Since the beginning, Art and technè have been inseparable concepts. The historical Avant-gardes of the beginning of the 20th-century modified this view and deeply examined this relationship. The new technological discovers and the media that appeared during this century changed completely the /Art landscape/*. Our course purposes an overview of the different art manifestations focusing in Latin-American productions such as video art, net art, interactive art, installations, urban interventions, performance art, blog art; and also will analyze the changes in the new spectators, as users or operators and the social consequences that this situation involves. (.5 unit) Civ Cul & Soc

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SPAN 6618 - 21C SA Narrative: Short Novel      

Twenty-First Century Spanish American Narrative: The Short Novel

This course explores the renewed interest in the genre of the short novel displayed by many of the major authors of early 21st-Century Spanish American narrative. We will discuss the various definitions and debates about the short novel genre, as well as the common artistic traits and concerns shared by the most recent Spanish American fiction writers. Authors to be read include César Aira, Mario Bellatin, Roberto Bolaño, Carmen Boullosa, Diamela Eltit, Santiago Gamboa, Rita Indiana Hernández, Yuri Herrera, and Valeria Luiselli. (1 unit)

Required texts:
-César Aira, Cómo me hice monja (Literatura Random House, 2013) (ISBN: 9788439702238)
-Mario Bellatin, Salón de belleza (Editorial Tusquets, 2001) (ISBN: 9788483101421)
-Carmen Boullosa, Rita Indiana Hernandez, La estrategia de Chochueca (Editorial Isla Negra, 2003) (ISBN: 978-1932271171)
-Yuri Herrera, Trabajos del reino (Editorial Periférica, 2011) ( ISBN: 978-8492865055)
-Valeria Luiselli, Los ingrávidos (Editorial Sexto Piso, 2012) (ISBN: 978-8496867895). Literature

Summer 2016 Language Schools

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SPAN 6620 - History of Spanish Language      

We will study a broad introduction to the history of the Spanish language. From its distant origins in Latin learned by the early inhabitants of the Iberian Peninsula, to its privileged position of language in today's world, and in its Peninsular and Atlantic variants. We will study the evolution (phonetic, morphological, syntactic, and lexical) of Spanish at successive stages (origins, medieval, modern, classic, current). We will reflect on its relationship to historical events that have shaped the Hispanic civilization and the development of the Spanish language. Finally, we will analyze significant texts of each historical moment and discuss their most relevant linguistic and stylistic characteristics. (1 unit)

Required text: Mª Jesús Torrens Álvarez, Evolución e historia de la lengua española (Arco / Libros, 2007). Linguistics

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SPAN 6621 - Syntax of the Spanish Language      

The purpose of this course is to provide a balanced combination of theory and practice concerning the structure of a sentence in Spanish and the basic problems when teaching Spanish grammar. The course focuses in the grammatical relationships between the components of the simple and dependent sentences. Course topics include: the Spanish order of the words, the alternance between the indicative and the subjunctive in the different types of dependent sentences, the different values of SE, the use of the prepositions, etc. Students will analyze texts in order to better understand the most complex questions of Spanish grammar. (l unit)

Required text: Mariluz Gutiérrez Araus, Problemas fundamentales de la gramática del español como 2 / L (Madrid: Arco Libros, 2012, 5ª ed.). Linguistics

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SPAN 6623 - Latin America&U.S. in 21st C.      

Latin America and US in 21st Century

Three-week course, first sesión
A profound process of transformation is happening in the western hemisphere as a result of what academics call “pendulum of politics”. Latin America moves from strong political leadership towards a complex and weak political institutions that often fail to create large agreements. Progress is slow because leadership is frequently corroded by corruption and can´t resolve several issues related to citizens’ wellbeing. As a result of that dynamic, people in the region are growing angry and dissatisfied with the institutions, which remain weak and unstable. In this context, changes in the international geopolitical landscape create the opportunity to revamp disputes between neighbors, increase tensions and contradictions in the implementations of politics. If the region remains stable will be as a result of the actions and reaction of the extra-regional great powers and how the United States will recreate new ties in the hemisphere. (.5 unit) Civ Cul & Soc

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SPAN 6624 - Contemp Hispanic Caribbean Lit      

Contemporary Hispanic Caribbean Literature

This course offers an introduction to literary works by some of the major authors of the last fifty years in Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico, exploring their similarities and differences, and encompassing texts in both poetry and prose by authors such as: Cuba: Nicolás Guillén, Alejo Carpentier, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, José Lezama Lima, Virgilio Piñera, Antonio José Ponte, Zoé Valdés, and Ena Lucía Portela; Dominican Republic: Juan Bosch, Pedro Mir, José Alcántara Almánzar, Aurora Arias, Rita Indiana Hernández; Puerto Rico: Luis Palés Matos, Julia de Burgos, René Marqués, Luis Rafael Sánchez, Ana Lydia Vega, Mayra Santos-Febres, Francisco Font Acevedo, Luis Negrón. (1 unit) Literature

Summer 2016 Language Schools

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SPAN 6626 - Argentina's Internat'l Relatio      

Recent History in Argentina and its International Relations *

*Three-week course, first session

Argentina and the Great Powers in the 21st-century - One of the most common questions about Argentina is why the country has failed to develop as a great power, considering the resources it has. Characterized by a mediocre political leadership and with strong internal political divisions, the last sixty years in Argentina were about the continuing waste of vast resources, the political violence, and the limits to create a long-term agreement between the Peronists and the other political forces to achieve the desired development, and the poverty reduction that people demand. Caught up in divisive arguments, corruption, and weak political institutions, the Argentinean society confronts a new government with high uncertainties about the economic and political measures taken by them and the possible impact. Trying to return to more traditional alliances with western countries, the 21st-century remains an open question for Argentina. (.5 unit) Civ Cul & Soc

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SPAN 6630 - Migration & Exile Contemp Thea      

Migration and Exile in Contemporary Spanish American Theater

This course will examine Spanish American plays from both the 20th-and 21st-centuries that explore the topic of migration in thematic and symbolic terms. We will study the various manifestations of migration—immigration, emigration, exile, and return—as each of them are connected to social, political, economic, psychological, linguistic, and physical realities. The movement of peoples and communities from one continent, country, or region to another has become a frequent occurrence, and playwrights have seen, interpreted, and staged the drama and instability behind this uprooting. The goal is to study Spanish American plays from countries and regions that have experience significant amounts of internal and external migration, as well as countries that have experienced massive emigration. The course will be divided in both regions and topics:
Argentina: Displacement and disappearance; Mexico/U.S. Borderlands; The Caribbean: “Sailing” Away; Pilgrimage and Memory: The Andean Region.
Some of the playwrights to be studied include Roberto Cossa (Argentina); Arístides Vargas (Argentina/Ecuador); René Marqués (Puerto Rico); Sabina Berman (México); Grupo Yuyachkani (Perú); Hugo Salcedo (México), and Jorge Díaz (Chile). (1 unit) Literature

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SPAN 6634 - Collective Memory & Art in SA      

Collective Memory & Art in South America
*Three-week course, first session*

Collective memory has been one of the main subjects for artistic practices during and after the dictatorships in South America. The term memory—that includes its opposite, forgetfulness- in its social and collective shape, is the issue of this course. Artistic production and militancy have been the most important strategies to keep collective memory alive in this region. We will analyze and compare the artistic productions from Argentina, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay as well as Memory places and cultural institutions’ role in these countries. Special attention will be paid to Argentina, focusing on the Military and Civic Dictatorship (1976-1983) due to the deep experience that this particular society has achieved in order to give back truth and justice to the victims of the state terrorism. Images, musical, and video material will be shared and analyzed in class. (.5 unit) Civ Cul & Soc

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SPAN 6635 - Photography Video Art in LA      

Photography and Video Art in Latin America: A Theoretical and Practical Approach*/
Three-week course, first session

This course has the intention to provide the students with an analytic and reflexive “trip” around the contemporary Latin American artistic production based on “technical images”: photography and video art. From the certainty that in our visual culture both media represent some of our daily links to reality, this course will offer an analytic platform from which we will be able to think of the ideological, syntactic, and semantic aspects coming out of the different productions. We will also work in the strong pedagogic potential that actual considerations on photography and video art have in the developing of language learning processes, so that the students could add more didactic and creative tools to their own classes. Even though we will read and study some Latin American theory and will have an approach to visual materials in class, we will also make some simple production exercises that will be also analyzed during the classes.
Note: There is no need to bring special cameras or have any technical skills; we just need a cell phone and a computer. Civ Cul & Soc

Summer 2016 Language Schools

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SPAN 6640 - Spanish American Vanguard Lit      

Spanish American Vanguard Literature: Between Art & Politics

An introduction to the Vanguardist period in Spanish American cultural history, exploring how political and social changes in early 20th-century Spanish America moved Vanguardist writers and artists away from experimentalist and elitist attitudes towards increased social and political commitment. This course examines how the varied manifestos, poems, theatre works, novels, and short stories of the Vanguardists reflected the tension between playfulness and engagement, cosmopolitanism and regionalism, creativity and conscience. Major authors to be read include: Vicente Huidobro, César Vallejo, Pablo Neruda, Jorge Luis Borges, Nicolás Guillén, Martín Adán, Jaime Torres Bodet, Nelly Campobello, Roberto Arlt, Clemente Palma, and Juan Bosch. (1 unit) Literature

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SPAN 6641 - History of Mexico      

History of Mexico: Politics & Culture from the Conquest to the Present

This course addresses the history of Mexico in a monographical way, from the process of conquest in the 16th-century that established the New Spain to current politics of the present days. With approaches to significant events, representative figures and iconic documents, the course aims to provide elements to understand the historical reality of one of the most interesting and complex Latin American countries. (1 unit)

Required text: Electronic materials provided at Middlebury. Civ Cul & Soc

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SPAN 6642 - Documentary Film      

Documentary Film & Current Society in Spain
*Three-week course, second session*

Creative documentaries are a perfect way to perceive a society. Through the eyes of the filmmakers, one can understand a country, and at the same time, understand the creator behind. In this course we will analyze the most creative documentary filmmakers in contemporary Spain. Directors such as José Luis Lopez Linares, Diego Galán, José Luis Guerín, and others, will help us understand better the recent history of Spain. (.5 unit) Civ Cul & Soc

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SPAN 6645 - Dictatorship-Democracy Cinema      

Dictatorship to Democracy thru Spanish Cinema
*Three-week course, second session*

Spain underwent a fast transition from a dictatorship to a democracy. This course will show how the films reflected those changes and opened the perception of the world by filmmakers and audiences. We will explore the work of filmmakers such as Carlos Saura, Antonio Hernández, Vicente Aranda, Iciair Bollaín, Julio Medem, and others... (.5 unit) Civ Cul & Soc

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SPAN 6646 - Mexican Cinema & Identity      

This course will focus on the great films of 20th-Century Mexico in order to study the pivotal moments in the creation of Mexican identity. We will go from Santa, the first sound film of Mexican cinema, by Antonio Moreno to the acclaimed Amores Perros, the film of Alejandro González Iñárritu among others. While we study the films and their audiences and we will discuss the symbolic invention of the modern Mexican State from the post-revolution to modern days, with a special emphasis on the "Mexican Miracle" films and its posterior critique in directors as Luis Estrada and Carlos Reygadas. (1 unit)

Required Text: Electronic materials provided at Middlebury. Civ Cul & Soc

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SPAN 6648 - Julio Cortazar Short Stories      

Spirituality and Revolution in the Short Stories of Julio Cortazar
*Three-week course, second session*

A survey of Julio Cortázar’s extensive body of short stories, focusing on two contrasting aspects of his work: his artistic appropriation of religious and theological elements and his left-wing political engagement from 1960 until his death in 1984. In our readings of many of Cortázar’s most famous stories, from “Casa tomada” and “Axolotl” to “El perseguidor” and “Apocalipsis de Solentiname,” we will explore Cortázar’s use of theological concepts such as sacredness, eternity, and prophecy, and the convergence between his fictions and the ideas of liberation theology. (.5 unit)

Required text: Julio Cortázar, La autopista del sur y otros cuentos ed. Aurora Bernárdez. (New York: Penguin Books, 1996. ISBN: 978-0140255805). Literature

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SPAN 6662 - Quijote De La Mancha      

Don Quijote de la Mancha

Don Quixote is one of the most famous and widely read books in the whole world; therefore its capacity to generate critical literature seems to have no limits. Both the reading and the writing have undergone a revision that will inevitably transform the idea of literature and of the represented fiction. During the course we will focus on questions that belong to the critical canon, questions that will be discussed in the light of recent studies: The consideration that Don Quixote is the first modern novel; the fundamental idea that it breaks the inherited literary rules; its belonging to the category of playful and burlesque literature (the carnival, the parody of the classic paradigms, the ironic critique of the ideological structure, the mockery of its contemporary ones ...), etc... (1 unit)

Required texts: Miguel de Cervantes, El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de La Mancha, (Madrid: Catedra) 2 vols. (ISBN 978-84-376-2214-9, ISBN 978-376-2215-6). Literature

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SPAN 6663 - Generation of 27      

Tradition and Modernity in the Spanish Avant-Garde: the Generation of 27

This course aims to examine the Generation of ‘27 and Avant Garde culture in Spain during the interwar period of 1919 to 1939. Major figures to be considered include García Lorca, Salinas, Aleixandre, Guillén, Alberti, Cernuda, Gerardo Diego; artist Salvador Dalí and filmmaker Luis Buñuel. We will pursue an interdisciplinary study of this moment of cultural ferment, by looking at photography, film, music, popular literature, and academic magazines, as well as some of the more familiar literary texts of the Spanish canon. Emphasis will be placed on developing close reading skills, an awareness of key aspects of modern European thought, and the relationship between aesthetics and ideology. As part of the historical background, we will also explore the importance of the Residencia de Estudiantes, a residence in Madrid that became the meeting point of all the artistic vanguard of Spain and Europe. (1 unit)

Required texts: Federico García Lorca, Bodas de sangre (Madrid, Cátedra) (ISBN 978-84-376-0569-9); Yerma (Madrid, Cátedra) (ISBN 978-84-376-0072-7); La casa de Bernarda Alba (Madrid, Cátedra) (ISBN: 978-84-376-2245-3); Poeta en Nueva York, (Madrid, Catedra) (ISBN 9788437607252;) Poema del cante jondo/Romancero gitano (Madrid, Catedra) (ISBN 9788437601144); Antologia de la Generacion del 27(Madrid, Anaya) (ISBN 9788420727974). Literature

Summer 2017 Language Schools

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SPAN 6664 - Short Story in Latin America      

The Evolution of Short Story and Its Theory in Latin America

Three-week course, first session

This course will analyze with special attention short forms of narrative (short story as genre in its current forms) and its evolution in Latin America, with special emphasis on the “theory” behind the creation of many of its authors. From Horacio Quiroga and his “La gallina degollada” and his “Decálogo del perfecto cuentista” to Ricardo Piglia and his “Tesis sobre el cuento”, but also reading Juan Rulfo, Julio Cortázar, Julio Ramón Riibeyro, Inés Arredondo, among many others. (.5 unit)

Required Text: Electronic materials provided at Middlebury. Literature

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SPAN 6667 - Creative Writing      

Creative Writing (Essays, Short Stores, & Poetry)

This course will give the students the skills in Spanish for writing short stories, poetry, and creative essays. We will use as models of analysis, a selection of essays, short stories, and poems from Contemporary Latin American Literature. In order to achieve part of the course’s premise, which is to learn skillful writing, the student must first learn to read well, and discover how some authors who contributed new literary resources and forms of expression to literary history mastered their craft. As a workshop, the class will mainly deal with the students’ essays, short stories, and poems as the principal subjects of weekly discussions. A strong participation in the critique process is encouraged. (1 unit)

This course is cross-listed with Language/Linguistics.* Linguistics Literature

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SPAN 6668 - Narrative&Journalism SP Amer.      

Contemporary Narrative and Journalism in Spanish America

A study of the mutual influences and exchanges between journalism and narrative fiction in Spanish America during the late 20th- and early 21st-centuries. The course will discuss the evolution of the genre of the crónicas from modernismo until the present, and will analyze how and why literary and journalistic styles, techniques, and contents are combined in contemporary Spanish American narrative fiction and crónicas by authors such as Roberto Bolaño, Martín Caparrós, Gabriel García Márquez, Pedro Lemebel, Tomás Eloy Martínez, Carlos Monsiváis, Elena Poniatowska, Patricio Pron, Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá, and Rodolfo Walsh, among others. (1 unit)

Required text: Patricio Pron, El espíritu de mis padres sigue subiendo en la lluvia, (Vintage Español, 2013) (ISBN: 978-0345804129) (or most recent available edition). Literature

Summer 2017 Language Schools

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SPAN 6669 - Poetry and Music      

Poetry and Music in Spanish America

This course studies the relationship between poetry and popular music. Spanish American music repertory is extraordinarily rich, in both rhythm and lyrics. Following a chronological order, the class establishes the major formal changes that had taken place in the last three centuries in both poetry and popular music. We will study some of the best known poems, among them: “La agricultura de la zona tórrida” (Andrés Bello), “Martín Fierro” (José Hernández), “Poemas sencillos” (José Martí), “Canción de otoño en primavera” (Rubén Darío), “La suave patria” (Ramón López Velarde), Poema XX (Pablo Neruda), “Poema 12” (Oliverio Girondo), “Arte Poética” (Vicente Huidobro), and “Nocturno de San Ildefonso” (Octavio Paz). The music repertoire to be studied –bolero, tango, and guajira, among other rhythms- includes classical songs, such as “Bésame mucho”, “El rey”, “María Bonita”, “Cienfuegos”, “Naranjo en flor”, “Cambalache”, and “Balada para un loco”. (1 unit) Literature

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SPAN 6672 - Federico Garcia Lorca      

Fate, Love, and Death in Federico García Lorca: From Tragedy to Poetry

Federico García Lorca is one of Spain's greatest literary figures, and after Cervantes, perhaps the most widely recognized Spanish writer in the English-speaking world. The aim of this course is to study Lorca’s rural dramatic trilogy (Blood Wedding, Yerma, The House of Bernarda Alba), alongside selections of his poetry: Gypsy Ballads, Poema del canto jondo, and A Poet in New York). Social and anthropological issues such as honor, social class and desire, religion and taboo, homoerotism, the role of women in society, will be topics for discussion. Articles, documentaries, and class discussions will situate the varied works within the historical, socio-political, and cultural contexts that shaped Spain prior to the Civil War. Critical works will provide the necessary framework for the analysis of primary sources. Two short papers, in-class oral presentations, and active participation are required. (1 unit).

Required texts:
- Federico García Lorca, Amor de don Perlimplín con Belisa en su jardín (Madrid, Cátedra) (ISBN: 978-84-376-0899-0);
- Bodas de sangre (Madrid, Cátedra) (ISBN 978-84-376-0569-9);
- Yerma (Madrid, Cátedra) (ISBN 978-84-376-0072-7);
- La casa de Bernarda Alba (Madrid, Cátedra) (ISBN: 978-84-376-2245-3);
- Selected Poems to be provided at Middlebury. Literature

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SPAN 6679 - Modern Span Amer Short Story      

Ethics and Politics in the Modern Spanish American Short Story

Based on recent trends in the study of ethics and literature, this course examines how Spanish American short story writers of the 20th- and 21st-centuries have used this genre to reflect on the relations among ethics, politics, and literature. Questions to be considered include: Violence and writing; truth and lies in narrative fiction; authors who warn about the perils of fiction; the possible complicity between literature and evil. The short story--traditionally a moralizing and didactic genre--seems particularly appropriate to explore these questions, and the Spanish American short story even more so, since the "violence of the letter" (in Jacques Derrida's phrase) has made itself felt consistently in the region from the days of the Conquest until today. Authors to be read include: Manuel Gutiérrez Nájera, Leopoldo Lugones, Horacio Quiroga, Jorge Luis Borges, Juan Rulfo, Alejo Carpentier, Rosario Castellanos, Julio Cortázar, Augusto Monterroso, Gabriel García Márquez, Isabel Allende, Cristina Peri Rossi, Mayra Santos Febres and Roberto Bolaño. (1 unit) Literature

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SPAN 6688 - Spanish &Latin American Poetry      

This class studies poetry written in Latin America between 1830 and 2010 (from the independence days to the present). One of the objectives is to develop the interpretative and analytical capacity of students in reference to poetic language. It focuses in the study of rhetorical strategies which were considered radical for their times and which impose a formal rapture with the poetry of their times. This class studies the different tendencies of lyrical writing which develop during the historical period indicated such as poesía gauchesca Romanticism, Modernismo, and avant-garde. It also studies the most recent original aesthetic practices among which include neobaroque, language poetry, and cyber textual poetry. Among the theoretical topics to be included figure: modernization, off the margin lyrical writing, paratactic/avant-gardes, neo/modernity, and trans-territorialization. The class will give priority to those poems that challenge the active participation of reason and logical linear thinking. (1 unit) Literature

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SPAN 6690 - 20C Mexican Women Writers      

Twentieth Century Mexican Women Writers

"Another way to be human and free ..." is a line from the great Rosario Castellanos about the situation of women in the 20th-century Mexico. Along with it, a large group of writers assumed their literary vocation and looked from there to build new voices: Nellie Campobello, Ines Arredondo, Elena Garro, Josefina Vicens, Elena Poniatowska, Margo Glantz, and Castellanos herself, among others. With their literary works, they altered and gave new perspectives to Mexican literature. In this course we will read and discuss some of their most significant pages. (1 unit)

Required text: Course materials will be available in the webpage of the course. Literature

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SPAN 6694 - Technology Enhanced Lang Learn      

Technology Enhanced Language Learning

This course explores the main issues in language learning and teaching based on technological tools and programs in teaching Spanish as a second language. The focus is to explore the connections between the theories of language learning and the implementation of current technologies and multimedia. Specifically, we will examine the ways in which technology can be used to enhance and support the development of communicative and intercultural competence of language learners. Students will develop a pedagogical project for appropriately integrating technology using their own instructional approach. (1 unit)

Required text: Electronic material provided at Middlebury. Pedagogy

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SPAN 6704 - Intro to Sociolinguistics      

Introduction to Sociolinguistics

This course offers an overview of sociolinguistic theory, concentrating on the history and basic concepts related to the subject, as well as sociolinguistics variants due to social and cultural factors in Spain, Latin America, and the United States. Therefore, students will be introduced to theoretical and methodological concepts such as social and linguistic variants in research on language contact. (1 unit)

Required Text: Carmen Silva-Corvalán, Sociolingüística y pragmática del español (Washington: Georgetown UP, 2001). Linguistics

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SPAN 6711 - Prepositions in Spanish      

Values and Uses of Prepositions in Spanish

Prepositions are considered one the most difficult topics in the acquisition of a second language. This course focuses on the study of uses and values of prepositions in Spanish in depth, and how they can be explained by teachers of Spanish in their classes. The course pays attention to some preposition with specific problems for an English speaker: A, EN, DE/DESDE, POR/PARA… Other issues will be studied such as uses of prepositions with verbs, adjectives, and nouns, and the role of prepositions in some grammatical matters (prepositional phrases, prepositional groups, etc.) The course will have not only a theoretical dimension but also a practical orientation, with exercises designed to improve the comprehension of prepositions in Spanish. (1 unit)

Required text: Electronic material provided at Middlebury.

This course is cross-listed with Professional Preparation for Teachers. Linguistics Pedagogy

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SPAN 6714 - Cult & Civ Mod Mediterranean      

The Contribution of Spain to the History of the Mediterranean (15th- to 19th- Centuries)
*Three-week course, second session*

This course is designed to study the role of Spain in the most important events that took place in and around the Mediterranean sea from 15th- to 19th-centuries. It covers the origin, development, and consolidation of the different cultures and civilizations that characterize the Mediterranean countries. Special relevance is given to analyze how Spanish culture contributed to the political, philosophical, religious, and literary ideas that were developed in a constant encounter with other cultures. In class, we will analyze, comment, and discuss primary sources—translated into Spanish—from the period, especially documents and historical sources, as well as historical studies by contemporary historians. (.5 unit)

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SPAN 6715 - Intro to Spanish Phonetics      

Introduction to Spanish Phonetics

This course is an introduction to: (1) the fundamental notions and concepts that allow the analysis of the sounds used in natural languages, and (2) the system of sounds and phonemes in contemporary Spanish. Hence, no previous training in phonetics or phonology is needed. The course has two components: (a) a descriptive one: which are the sounds of Spanish? What are they like and how are they pronounced? In which contexts and situations do they appear, and (b) an applied-practical one: contrasting these sounds with those in English, identifying the pronunciation challenges for students of Spanish as a Second Language and addressing them. The goal will be to help remove the foreign accents as regards phonic units. (1 unit)

Required text: Electronic materials provided at Middlebury.
This course is cross-listed with Professional Preparation for Teachers


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SPAN 6719 - Jewish Latin American Writing      

Jewish Latin American Writing
*Three-week course, second session*

This course is devoted to Jewish Latin American writing in the 20th-Century. It will cover a variety of texts from different countries, and in different genres. Basic information about Judaism will be provided; we will use as well some theoretical readings on a number of Jewish topics, including kabbalah and religion, alterity, diaspora, and errancy. Some of the writers to be discussed in class are: Alberto Gerchunoff, Isaac Goldemberg, Margo Glantz, Juan Gelman, José Kozer, Myriam Moscona, and Jacobo Sefamí. Some films will be used as supplementary materials. (.5 unit)

Required text: All texts will be available in the course website. Literature

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SPAN 6721 - Women through their Writing      

History of Women through their Writings

In this course through the reading of text written by women --diaries, autobiographies, and letters-- we will examine the process of construction of gender identity at various stages of history and the perception that women had of their own situation. Emphasis will be given to women writers from Spain and Latin America who were in the vanguard and were teachers or visiting lecturers at the Spanish School in Middlebury. Writers such as Gabriela Mistral, Concha Espina, Margot Arce, Sofia Novoa, Isabel Garcia Lorca, Gloria de los Rios among others will be discussed. (1 unit)
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Required texts:* A selection of excerpts from the following texts and authors available in electronic form at Middlebury: Concha Espina, Singladuras; viaje americano (Madrid: Compañía Ibero-Americana de Publicaciones, 1932); Isabel García Lorca, Recuerdos míos (Barcelona: Tusquets, 2002); Gabriela Mistral, Victoria Ocampo, Esta América nuestra. Correspondencia 1926-1956. Introducción y notas Elizabeth Horan y Doris Meyer (Buenos Aires: El cuenco de plata, 2007); Jaime Salinas, Travesías: memorias (1925-1955) (Barcelona: Tusquets, 2003); Roberto Veguez, In the Green Mountains of Vermont. Spanish and Latin American Exiles in the School of Spanish at Middlebury College (1937-1963), http://schoolofspanish.middcreate.net/centennial/book/index.

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SPAN 6725 - Old Spanish in Today's Spanish      

Old Spanishin Today's Spanish

This course focuses on a new approach of the study of current Spanish, based on the understanding of some of the processes that Spanish inherited from its past to be established as the language that we know today. Topics to be described and discussed include: orthography, phonetics, grammar, vocabulary, and semantics. This will allow students to learn why today’s Spanish is the way it is, to know the reasons of its linguistic variants (Spain and America) and to understand many issues that are explained more clearly from the perspective of Old Spanish. Students will realize that many forms of current Spanish are processes that have been used from older times. This innovative linguistic approach will enable students to improve significantly their skills of many linguistic issues that affect to the teaching of Spanish as a second language. (1 unit) Linguistics

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SPAN 6729 - The Indicative      

This course studies the indicative mood in Spanish verb structure and its relation to other moods of the verbal system. It gives special attention to the reflexive use in order to develop the student's proficiency in this aspect of the Spanish language. One of the goals for this course is to improve the use of such linguistic forms in different contexts and situations by practicing effective communication. The course will combine descriptive presentations by the professor with active participation and exercises by students. (1 unit).

Required text: Electronic material provided at Middlebury. Linguistics

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SPAN 6735 - Afro American Culture in LA      

Afro American Cultures in Latin America

The course Afro American Cultures in Latin America will teach students about the specific characteristics of people of African descent and their contributions to the cultures of the societies of which they are part. We will see that through complex socio-historical cultural resistance, syncretism and adaptation to new contexts, descendants of Africans who suffered the Atlantic slave trade began to write their own history. Additionally, we will examine how this diaspora was the origin of the current communities of African descent; communities without whose presence and contributions to the national cultures it would not be possible to understand neither the present nor the history of America. The objectives of this course include performing an in-depth analysis of this substantial component of Latin American societies from an anthropological perspective, as well as highlighting the originality of the contributions of the Afro American cultures and their different ways of expression. (1 unit)

Required text: Electronic material provided at Middlebury. Civ Cul & Soc

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SPAN 6739 - Independence Spanish America      

The course provides a comprehensive and critical approach to the revolutionary historical process that implied the collapse of the Spanish Monarchy and the rise of national states. With the lecture and discussion of renovated historiography and foundational documents, the course seeks to explain the advent of political modernity in the Hispanic world in the early decades of the 19th-century. (1 unit)

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SPAN 6742 - Classic Works of Spanish Lit      

Classical Works of Spanish Literature

During the Middle Ages the world was a reflection of the will of God, a design of the Providence that did not admit the possibility of change. Each element of this social order had to humbly its place in the world. Rebelling against the financial, sexual, political status quo, was deemed a criticism of the perfection of the divine creation. Immobilism was, therefore, absolute. It wasn’t until the Renaissance that such a state of affairs was questioned. In Spain, in 1499, a converted Jew (converso) wrote a book that will open the door to a different view of human demeanor in society, its understanding and interpretation of the inherited world and prompted the debate of the relationship between knowledge and experience. It was an enormous change, with fundamental implications in order to understand the subsequent course of History. The book in called Celestina and its author, Fernando de Rojas. From this moment on, literature took a different path from the one it had followed until then, and blossomed into what has been called the Golden Age of Spanish literature. In the course, Obras clasicas de la literature española, we will read and discuss the most famous texts of Classical Spanish literature. This will be done through a reading of the text in depth, but nevertheless adapting the classical text to our present sensitivity. In addition this course will help to better understand the language and history of Spain. (1 unit).

Required texts: Fernando de Rojas, La Celestina, ed. Patricia S. Finch (Newark: Delaware: Cervantes&CO., Juan de la Cuesta) (ISBN 1-58977-011-0);/ Lazarillo de Tormes,/ ed. Francisco Rico (Madrid: Cátedra) (ISBN 978-84-376-0660-6); Calderon de la Barca, La vida es sueño, ed. Ciriaco Moron (Madrid: Catedra) (ISBN 978-84-376-0092-5); also electronic material provided at Middlebury. Literature

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SPAN 6761 - Mestizaje &Inter Ethnic Rel:LA      

Mestizaje and Inter Ethnic Relations in Latin American Societies

The cultural mestizaje and genetic mixing among the different groups that form Latin American societies are phenomena essential to understanding the founding processes of the peoples and nations in Latin America. The ongoing interactions between cultures coming from Europe and Africa with those of indigenous American peoples have generated hybrid, creole cultures. These hybridizations manifest themselves in different realms: a multi-ethnic, multicultural, and multilingual reality of the nations; a diverse and syncretic religious spectrum; and artistic, musical, and literary expressions were traditions. (1 unit) Civ Cul & Soc

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SPAN 6771 - Indigenismo Span Amer Lit&Cult      

Indigenismo in Spanish American Literature and Culture
*Three-week course, second session*

Introduction to Indigenismo, a wide-ranging cultural movement (1930s to 1950s) upholding the rights and dignity of Spanish America’s indigenous peoples. The course explores the roots of Indigenismo in Colonial mestizo writers and 19th-century reformists, its flowering in 20th-century visual artists and narrators, and its echoes in today’s indigenous-inspired political movements and films in countries such as Bolivia, Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru. Discussion of texts by Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Clorinda Matto de Turner, José Carlos Mariátegui, Miguel Angel Asturias, José María Arguedas, Rosario Castellanos, Rigoberta Menchú, and films by Emilio Fernández, Claudia Llosa, and Icíar Bollaín. (.5 unit)

Required text: Electronic material provided at Middlebury. Literature

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SPAN 6773 - Philology Journalism & Lit      

Modernismo: Philology, Journalism & Literature

A comprehensive study of the first autonomous Spanish American literary movement and its foundational role in modern Spanish American literature. Modernismo’s cosmopolitanism and its relation to the discourses of philology, journalism, and literature are examined through readings of modernista poetry, novels, short stories, essays, and crónicas. Authors to be discussed include Delmira Agustini, Rubén Darío, Manuel Díaz Rodríguez, Julián del Casal, Enrique Gómez Carrillo, Manuel Gutiérrez Nájera, Julio Herrera y Reissig, Enrique Larreta, Leopoldo Lugones, José Martí, José Enrique Rodó, José Asunción Silva, and José María Vargas Vila. (1 unit)

Required texts: José Martí, Lucía Jerez (Madrid: Cátedra, 1994) (ISBN: 978-8437612508); José Enrique Rodó, Ariel. Liberalismo y jacobinismo (Mexico: Porrúa, 1997, (ISBN-13: 9789700755410). Literature

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SPAN 6776 - Lit &Violence in Latin America      

Literature and Violence in Latin America
*Three week course, second session.*

Violence in Latin America has changed over the centuries, but always has had a central place both in reality and in the cultural proposals. With this idea in mind, we will see some literary works and authors from different eras that make an aesthetic development of such a presence, including Esteban Echeverría, Roberto Arlt, Nestor Pelongher, Evelio Rosero, Faciolince Hector Abad, Cristina Rivera Garza, Julian Herbert, and Javier Sicilia. (.5 unit)

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SPAN 6786 - Contemporary Argentine Art      

Three-week course, first session

This course will cover an overview of the current state of the art in Argentina. We will cover works from the mid-80's to today. The problematic relationship between the artistic and economic and social crises that shook the country in 2001 and the world in 2008, will be a topic of particular concern to our course. While Buenos Aires is one of the most important centers of production and circulation, we will also attempt to reflect the artistic situation in various cities, paying particular attention to Rosario, as the epicenter of production in contemporary art. We will work with paintings, sculptures, video art, performances, interventions, installations, and artistic productions that are evidence of the crossing of languages and their interdisciplinary nature. (.5 unit) Civ Cul & Soc

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SPAN 6788 - Second Language Assessment      

This course will focus on how to design, develop, and implement different kinds of language tasks and tests in order to assess competence of learners of Spanish as L2, both in oral and written language skills. In order to achieve these goals, we first will review the most influential models of language as communicative competence to make clear what is to be tested when we want to assess language ability in L2. Then, the course will concentrate in the analysis and design of the different possible type of tests tasks aimed for the assessment of Spanish L2. This course, even though will reflect on the substance of language ability and the theories underlying the making of a good test, will have a practical orientation. The main purpose is to provide future teachers of SL2 with both a theoretical basis which will allow them to have a critical vision of the topic of testing, as well as with the resources to develop useful tests for the variety of situations they might find in their different teaching contexts. Therefore the methodology will combine theory and practice with discussions from the readings from the required text and other sources, critical reviews of different examples of L2 test, and the design and development of tests tasks of different levels for oral and written skills. (1 unit)

Required text: Teresa Bordón, La evaluación de la lengua en el marco de E/L2: Bases y procedimientos (Madrid. Arco Libros, 2006) (ISBN: 84-7635-644-7). Pedagogy

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SPAN 6789 - Method Adv SP Lng Teaching      

Methodological Advances in Spanish Language Teaching

This course seeks to provide an in-depth analysis of present and future methodological advances in the teaching of Spanish as a L2 drawing upon an ecological understanding of L2 teaching as an activity in contact with the environment and influenced by social, educational, cultural, economic, and political conditions. Specifically, the course examines methodological advances for Spanish as a L2 in relation to the notions of methodology and post-methodology, second language acquisition (SLA) theories, interculturality and transculturality, multiliteracies and multimodalities, language learning beyond the classroom, teacher cognition and socialization, classroom dynamics and management, sociopolitical and institutional conditions, and professional development. The course does not adhere to any specific theoretical or curricular framework for L2 learning and/or teaching. Based on an interdisciplinary approach to L2 teaching, the course aims to help practitioners achieve a successful understanding of the complexities and nuances of learning and teaching Spanish a L2 in diverse academic, geographic, and sociocultural contexts. (1 unit) Pedagogy

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SPAN 6790 - Adv Ped:Tchng 2nd Lang Reading      

Advanced Pedagogy: Teaching Second-Language Reading

Reading is widely assumed to be a crucial part of language acquisition and literacy is touted as an important instructional goal. Yet many teachers find it difficult to implement effective reading instruction, rarely going beyond the traditional “read-and-discuss” model. What really happens when we read and how can this knowledge be applied to second-language learning? How can teachers increase motivation to read in students who prefer visual imagery over text? What can second-language teachers realistically contribute to students’ overall literacy? We will attempt to answer these questions through a survey of the current research on reading and hands-on development of materials that teachers can use to incorporate reading on a regular basis in their classes. (1 unit)

Required text: Electronic materials provided at Middlebury. Students should bring their own teaching materials (web or press articles, literature, realia, textbook readings, etc.) for use in class projects.

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SPAN 6791 - Teach &Learn Culture L2 Class      

Interculturality: Teaching and learning culture in the L2 classroom

It is commonly said that “language and culture are intertwined,” and second-language (L2) teachers generally assume that teaching culture is an in dispensable part of their job. But what is culture, exactly, and what are the connections between language and culture? What aspects of a second culture (C2) can L2 learners really access and acquire? How can cultural learning be evaluated? This class will use the notion of interculturality to explore theoretical definitions of culture, techniques for presenting and engaging learners with culturally rich materials, and how to enrich language learning through cultural exploration. By the end of the class, teachers-in-training will have developed a portfolio of original activities that will allow their students to investigate cultural products and practices, understand the related cultural perspectives, and participate in culturally appropriate interactions. (1 unit) Pedagogy

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SPAN 6795 - Second Language Acquisition      

This course is an introduction to the field of Second Language Acquisition and its pedagogical applications in the Spanish-language classroom. The course will be structured around the topic of language learning theories and will focus on the psychological and linguistic challenges of learning and teaching Spanish. By the end of the course students will have a working knowledge of theory and research that explains how a second language is acquired. (1 unit)

Required text: Required text: Kim Griffin, Lingüística aplicada a la enseñanza del español como 2/L. 2a ed. (Arco Libros, 2011); other materials provided electronically at Middlebury.

This course is cross-listed with Language/Linguistics.* Linguistics Pedagogy

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SPAN 6796 - Teaching Language Methodology      

In this course students will become familiar with the current trends in foreign-language teaching and connect their own experience as language learners and language teachers with the concepts and ideas encountered in the readings. Through personal and group reflections and discussions, students will develop a vision for improving the teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language. By the end of the course, students will be able to critically evaluate existing teaching practices and materials based on their understanding of theory and research in second language acquisition and develop teaching materials for the classroom. (1 unit)

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SPAN 6904 - Research Paper      

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SPAN 6920 - Teaching Practicum      

This course is for DML degree students

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The School of Spanish

Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
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