Marda Rose is an Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, where she teaches courses on Second Language Acquisition, Teaching Methods, and Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics, among others. She has advanced degrees from Middlebury College (MA in Spanish), Ohio University (MA in Linguistics), and Indiana University, Bloomington (PhD in Hispanic Linguistics). Her research focuses on second language acquisition, specifically in the areas of interlanguage pragmatics, second language phonology, and the use of theater in research and teaching. She is also the founder of Grupo de Teatro VIDA, a Spanish language performance group based in Bloomington, Indiana.
Courses offered in the past four years.
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SPAN 3301S - Adv Intermed SP in Context
THIS COURSE TAUGHT AT MILLS CAMPUS
This course will stress the expansion of the student's active vocabulary and language skills at the third-year level. Classroom activities will center on a thorough review of the most important aspects of Spanish grammar, as well as active oral use of the language. The oral exercises will expose students to extended discourse and will develop content and context as appropriate for students moving from the intermediate to the advanced proficiency levels. The grammar explanations will be complemented by extensive oral and written exercises in contextualized and communication-based activities. This approach, together with the other courses taught at the third-year level as well as the linguistic experiences the student has outside of the classroom, will provide immediate reinforcement of new structures and are intended to maximize the student's linguistic competence. This course meets for two hours each day. (l unit)
Required Text: A que sí
Serrano, Cash, de la Torre
Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2013
SPAN 3410S - Spanish Phonetics
In this class, the students will learn basic linguistic tools to analyze the phonetic and phonological systems of Spanish. Topics include the phonetic alphabet, syllabification, and thorough review of Spanish spelling system and accent marks. Students will use these linguistic tools to diagnose and correct possible deficiencies in the pronunciation of Spanish that give the student a non-normative accent. We will also study the range of regional and social accents and dialects of Spanish. This contextualization of phonetics within the geographical and social realities of the Spanish-speaking world make this class a perfect complement to the study of the cultures and literatures that are the core of the humanities-oriented curriculum. Required text: Material in course pack and electronic form.