Middlebury Language School Graduate Programs

 

Erika Nava

Mills Faculty

Erika Nava, from Oregon, has traveled extensively, lived and worked in Latin America, primarily in Mexico and Argentina. She has a B.A in Latin American Studies from Oregon State University and an M.A. in Spanish from the University of Oregon. She taught Spanish language courses at Oregon State for 7 years, where she also coordinated the first-year section and a second-year study abroad program in Chillan, Chile. She currently teaches Spanish at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington.

 
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SPAN 3101S - Beginning Spanish in Context      

THIS COURSE TAUGHT AT MILLS CAMPUS

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 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)

Required Text: Alicia Ramos & Robert L. Davis, Portafolio (McGraw Hill, 2009). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

Summer 2014 Language Schools

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SPAN 3103S - Beginning Writing      

THIS COURSE TAUGHT AT MILLS CAMPUS

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. 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)

Required Text: Alicia Ramos & Robert L. Davis, Portafolio (McGraw Hill, 2009). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

Summer 2011, Summer 2012

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SPAN 3104S - Beginning Reading & Culture      

THIS COURSE TAUGHT AT MILLS CAMPUS

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: Alicia Ramos & Robert L. Davis, Portafolio (McGraw Hill, 2009). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

Summer 2011, Summer 2012

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SPAN 3153S - High Beginner Writing      

THIS COURSE TAUGHT AT MILLS CAMPUS

Communicating in Spanish (High Beginner)

Designed for students with some previous study of Spanish or another Romance language, this course builds on and rapidly expands control of basic grammatical structures and vocabulary. Students consolidate their ability to negotiate basic survival situations in the target-language cultures, and prepare themselves for continued study of the language. New language functions will be presented in meaningful activities that emphasize all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Cultural knowledge that will build a deeper understanding of how Spanish-speaking peoples communicate is a crucial component of the course content. This course meets two hours a day. (1 unit)

Required Text: Alicia Ramos & Robert L. Davis, Portafolio (McGraw Hill, 2009). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

Summer 2013

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SPAN 3154S - High Beginner Reading & Cult      

THIS COURSE TAUGHT AT MILLS CAMPUS

Communicating in Spanish (High Beginner)

Designed for students with some previous study of Spanish or another Romance language, this course builds on and rapidly expands control of basic grammatical structures and vocabulary. Students consolidate their ability to negotiate basic survival situations in the target-language cultures, and prepare themselves for continued study of the language. New language functions will be presented in meaningful activities that emphasize all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Cultural knowledge that will build a deeper understanding of how Spanish-speaking peoples communicate is a crucial component of the course content. This course meets two hours a day. (1 unit)

Required Text: Alicia Ramos & Robert L. Davis, Portafolio (McGraw Hill, 2009). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

Summer 2013

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