Alicia Lorenzo García,from Valladolid, Spain, is currently pursuing graduate studies in Hispanic Philology at the Universidad de Valladolid, where she also received her MA in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language. She has taught at several American universities, such as Iowa State University, University of Missouri, Columbia, and Wake Forest University. She worked as the coordinator of the Intermediate Language Program and served as the Director of the Spanish Program in Madrid for the University of Missouri, Columbia. She is currently a Lecturer at Vanderbilt University, where she teaches grammar, writing, and conversation courses.
Courses offered in the past four years.
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SPAN 3153 - High Beginner Writing
This course is designed to develop existing writing skills through a process approach that includes the techniques of composing, revising, paraphrasing, editing, and using a bilingual dictionary. In connection with the cultural contents provided in other courses at the same level, students will integrate previous knowledge and the content areas, tasks, and structures from the other courses in the program to produce descriptions, comparisons, narratives, and other types of written texts. (1 unit)
Summer 2012, Summer 2013
SPAN 3154 - High Beginner Reading & Cult
High Beginning Reading and Culture
This course is designed to develop and consolidate reading strategies by providing abundant opportunities to read a variety of authentic text types, such as newspapers and magazine articles, realia, and brief literary selections. The topics presented will integrate vocabulary and functions from other courses in the program, in addition to increasing cultural proficiency and knowledge. (1 unit)
Required text for Level 1.5: Marinelli & Mujica Laughlin, Puentes: Spanish for Intensive and High Beginner Courses 6th edition (Cengage, 2014). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.
Summer 2012, Summer 2013
SPAN 3201 - Intermed Spanish in Context
Intermediate Spanish in Context
This course continues students' development of proficiency in Spanish by expanding vocabulary and grammar. All four skills are integrated, with special attention to speaking and listening. Target language functions include past and future narration, extensive description, and comparisons, all on topics of current and personal interest. Cultural knowledge that will build a deeper understanding of how Spanish-speaking peoples communicate will be integrated into the course content. After successfully completing this course, students should find themselves well prepared for advanced coursework in Spanish language, literature, and linguistics. This course meets two hours a day. (1 unit)
Summer 2014 Language Schools, Summer 2015 Language Schools