Silvia Amigo Silvestre, from Granada, Spain, studied at the University of Granada where she obtained a Bachelor's Degree of English Philology. She also has an M.A. in Spanish from the University of Oregon, where she taught Spanish language courses as a graduate student. Since Fall 2001 Silvia has been teaching Spanish language courses at different levels at Cornell University. Among her career interests are the creation of materials and the application of technology in second language acquisition.
Courses offered in the past four years.
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SPAN 3151S - High Beginning Span in Context
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 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2013