Marta Sánchez Millán from Spain, received her licenciatura in Law and Spanish Philology from the Universidad Complutense. She currently teaches Spanish language and literature at the secondary level in Madrid. Her academic career includes teaching positions at several American universities in Spain and in the United States, such as the University of California Madrid program, Boston University, and Harvard University.
Courses offered in the past four years.
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SPAN 3101 - Beginning Spanish in Context
This course is designed to introduce students to the grammatical structures and vocabulary necessary to express personal meaning on basic topics (e.g. family, daily routines, and leisure time) and negotiate basic survival situations (making travel arrangements, ordering meals, and making purchases, etc.). Language topics and functions are integrated into contextualized activities that emphasize all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing), with special attention given to speaking and listening. Cultural knowledge that will build a deeper understanding of how Spanish-speaking peoples communicate will be integrated into the course content. This course meets two hours a day. (1 unit)
Summer 2010, Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2013
SPAN 3203 - Inter Writing & Composition
In this class, students improve their written expression in Spanish by studying models of good writing in Spanish and producing a variety of text types; the course also serves as an introduction to academic writing. The language functions covered include past and future narration, extensive descriptions, comparisons, expressing opinions, and hypotheses. Students will expand on previous knowledge of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world and integrate other content areas into their work. (1 unit)