Rebeca Moreno, from Puerto Rico, received her Ph.D. in Spanish Language and Literatures from the University of Maryland, College Park (2013). She has taught at University of Maryland and American University. This is her second summer as part of the Spanish School faculty at Middlebury College. Her areas of interest include Colonial Latin America, Afro-Latin American Studies and Law and Literature. She wrote her dissertation on the relationship between literature, law and slavery in the Hispanic Caribbean of the Early Modern Period. In fall 2013, she will join the Department of Modern Languages at Washington College as Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish.
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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 2014 Language Schools
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 2014 Language Schools
SPAN 3301 - Adv Intermed SP in Context
Advanced Intermediate Spanish in Context
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. (1 unit)
Required text: García-Serrano, De la Torre and Grant-Cash, ¡A que sí/! (4th edition, text + SAM + audio) (Cengage, 2013).