Middlebury Language School Graduate Programs

 

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

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SPAN 3103 - Beginning Writing      

This course is designed to develop writing skills through a process approach that includes strategies and techniques such as 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 produce writing of various kinds, such as messages, descriptions, comparisons, and brief narratives that integrate the content areas, tasks, and structures from the other courses in the program. (1 unit)

Summer 2011

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SPAN 3104 - Beginning Reading & Culture      

This course is designed to develop 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. In addition to expanding the vocabulary base, the topics presented will serve as a springboard for listening, speaking, and writing activities. The information presented in the readings will offer a broad foundation in Hispanic cultural knowledge. (1 unit)

Required text for Level 1: Ramos & Davis, Portafolio (McGraw Hill, 2008). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

Summer 2011

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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 2010, Summer 2012, Summer 2013

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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 5th edition (Cengage, 2011). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

Summer 2010, Summer 2012, Summer 2013

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