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SPAN3101A-L16

CRN: 60118

Beginning SP: Comm 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)

Required text for Level 1:
Ramos & Davis, Portafolio (McGraw Hill, 2009). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

SPAN3101B-L16

CRN: 60351

Beginning SP: Comm 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)

Required text for Level 1:
Ramos & Davis, Portafolio (McGraw Hill, 2009). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

SPAN3103A-L16

CRN: 60119

Beginning SP: Oral & Written
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. In connection with the cultural contents provided in other courses at the same level, 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 for Level 1:
Ramos & Davis, Portafolio (McGraw Hill, 2009). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

SPAN3103B-L16

CRN: 60352

Beginning SP: Oral & Written
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. In connection with the cultural contents provided in other courses at the same level, 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 for Level 1:
Ramos & Davis, Portafolio (McGraw Hill, 2009). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

SPAN3104A-L16

CRN: 60120

Beginning SP:Hisp Soc/Cultures
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. In connection with the cultural contents provided in other courses at the same level, 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 for Level 1:
Ramos & Davis, Portafolio (McGraw Hill, 2009). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

SPAN3104B-L16

CRN: 60353

Beginning SP:Hisp Soc/Cultures
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. In connection with the cultural contents provided in other courses at the same level, 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 for Level 1:
Ramos & Davis, Portafolio (McGraw Hill, 2009). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

SPAN3151A-L16

CRN: 60171

High Begin SP: Comm in Context
High Beginning Spanish: Resources for Communication in Context

Designed for students with some previous study of Spanish, experience in a Spanish-speaking country, or study of 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 speaking and listening, and that prepare the student for the reading and writing activities of the other High Beginner courses. 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 for Level 1.5: Marinelli & Mujica Laughlin, Puentes: Spanish for Intensive and High Beginner Courses 6th edition (Cengage, 2014). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

SPAN3151B-L16

CRN: 60273

High Begin SP: Comm in Context
High Beginning Spanish: Resources for Communication in Context

Designed for students with some previous study of Spanish, experience in a Spanish-speaking country, or study of 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 speaking and listening, and that prepare the student for the reading and writing activities of the other High Beginner courses. 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 for Level 1.5: Marinelli & Mujica Laughlin, Puentes: Spanish for Intensive and High Beginner Courses 6th edition (Cengage, 2014). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

SPAN3151C-L16

CRN: 60299

High Begin SP: Comm in Context
High Beginning Spanish: Resources for Communication in Context

Designed for students with some previous study of Spanish, experience in a Spanish-speaking country, or study of 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 speaking and listening, and that prepare the student for the reading and writing activities of the other High Beginner courses. 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 for Level 1.5: Marinelli & Mujica Laughlin, Puentes: Spanish for Intensive and High Beginner Courses 6th edition (Cengage, 2014). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

SPAN3151D-L16

CRN: 60583

High Begin SP: Comm in Context
High Beginning Spanish: Resources for Communication in Context

Designed for students with some previous study of Spanish, experience in a Spanish-speaking country, or study of 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 speaking and listening, and that prepare the student for the reading and writing activities of the other High Beginner courses. 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 for Level 1.5: Marinelli & Mujica Laughlin, Puentes: Spanish for Intensive and High Beginner Courses 6th edition (Cengage, 2014). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

SPAN3153A-L16

CRN: 60172

High Begin SP: Oral & Written
High Beginning Spanish: Oral and Written Communication

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)

Required text for Level 1.5: Marinelli & Mujica Laughlin, Puentes: Spanish for Intensive and High Beginner Courses 6th edition (Cengage, 2014). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

SPAN3153B-L16

CRN: 60274

High Begin SP: Oral & Written
High Beginning Spanish: Oral and Written Communication

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)

Required text for Level 1.5: Marinelli & Mujica Laughlin, Puentes: Spanish for Intensive and High Beginner Courses 6th edition (Cengage, 2014). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

SPAN3153C-L16

CRN: 60300

High Begin SP: Oral & Written
High Beginning Spanish: Oral and Written Communication

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)

Required text for Level 1.5: Marinelli & Mujica Laughlin, Puentes: Spanish for Intensive and High Beginner Courses 6th edition (Cengage, 2014). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

SPAN3153D-L16

CRN: 60584

High Begin SP: Oral & Written
High Beginning Spanish: Oral and Written Communication

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)

Required text for Level 1.5: Marinelli & Mujica Laughlin, Puentes: Spanish for Intensive and High Beginner Courses 6th edition (Cengage, 2014). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

SPAN3154A-L16

CRN: 60173

High Begin SP:Hisp Soc/Culture
High Beginning Spanish: Hispanic Societies and Cultures

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 6th edition (Cengage, 2014). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

SPAN3154B-L16

CRN: 60275

High Begin SP:Hisp Soc/Culture
High Beginning Spanish: Hispanic Societies and Cultures

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 6th edition (Cengage, 2014). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

SPAN3154C-L16

CRN: 60301

High Begin SP:Hisp Soc/Culture
High Beginning Spanish: Hispanic Societies and Cultures

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 6th edition (Cengage, 2014). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

SPAN3154D-L16

CRN: 60585

High Begin SP:Hisp Soc/Culture
High Beginning Spanish: Hispanic Societies and Cultures

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 6th edition (Cengage, 2014). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.

SPAN3201A-L16

CRN: 60122

Intermed SP: Comm in Context
Intermediate Spanish: Resources for Communication in Context

This course continues students' development of proficiency in Spanish by expanding vocabulary and grammar. All four skills are integrated, with special attention to speaking and listening. Target language functions include past and future narration, extensive description, and comparisons, all on topics of current and personal interest. Cultural knowledge that will build a deeper understanding of how Spanish-speaking peoples communicate will be integrated into the course content. After successfully completing this course, students should find themselves well prepared for advanced coursework in Spanish language, literature, and linguistics. This course meets two hours a day. (1 unit)

Required texts for Level 2:
- Foerster, Lambright, & Alonso-Pino, Punto y Aparte, 5th edition (McGraw-Hill, 2015). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School
- Tuten, Caycedo Garner and Esterrich, Fuentes: Lectura y redacción, 5th edition (Cengage, 2015), ebook version.

SPAN3201B-L16

CRN: 60202

Intermed SP: Comm in Context
Intermediate Spanish: Resources for Communication in Context

This course continues students' development of proficiency in Spanish by expanding vocabulary and grammar. All four skills are integrated, with special attention to speaking and listening. Target language functions include past and future narration, extensive description, and comparisons, all on topics of current and personal interest. Cultural knowledge that will build a deeper understanding of how Spanish-speaking peoples communicate will be integrated into the course content. After successfully completing this course, students should find themselves well prepared for advanced coursework in Spanish language, literature, and linguistics. This course meets two hours a day. (1 unit)

Required texts for Level 2:
- Foerster, Lambright, & Alonso-Pino, Punto y Aparte, 5th edition (McGraw-Hill, 2015). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School
- Tuten, Caycedo Garner and Esterrich, Fuentes: Lectura y redacción, 5th edition (Cengage, 2015), ebook version.

SPAN3201C-L16

CRN: 60316

Intermed SP: Comm in Context
Intermediate Spanish: Resources for Communication in Context

This course continues students' development of proficiency in Spanish by expanding vocabulary and grammar. All four skills are integrated, with special attention to speaking and listening. Target language functions include past and future narration, extensive description, and comparisons, all on topics of current and personal interest. Cultural knowledge that will build a deeper understanding of how Spanish-speaking peoples communicate will be integrated into the course content. After successfully completing this course, students should find themselves well prepared for advanced coursework in Spanish language, literature, and linguistics. This course meets two hours a day. (1 unit)

Required texts for Level 2:
- Foerster, Lambright, & Alonso-Pino, Punto y Aparte, 5th edition (McGraw-Hill, 2015). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School
- Tuten, Caycedo Garner and Esterrich, Fuentes: Lectura y redacción, 5th edition (Cengage, 2015), ebook version.

SPAN3201D-L16

CRN: 60354

Intermed SP: Comm in Context
Intermediate Spanish: Resources for Communication in Context

This course continues students' development of proficiency in Spanish by expanding vocabulary and grammar. All four skills are integrated, with special attention to speaking and listening. Target language functions include past and future narration, extensive description, and comparisons, all on topics of current and personal interest. Cultural knowledge that will build a deeper understanding of how Spanish-speaking peoples communicate will be integrated into the course content. After successfully completing this course, students should find themselves well prepared for advanced coursework in Spanish language, literature, and linguistics. This course meets two hours a day. (1 unit)

Required texts for Level 2:
- Foerster, Lambright, & Alonso-Pino, Punto y Aparte, 5th edition (McGraw-Hill, 2015). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School
- Tuten, Caycedo Garner and Esterrich, Fuentes: Lectura y redacción, 5th edition (Cengage, 2015), ebook version.

SPAN3203A-L16

CRN: 60129

Intermed SP: Oral & Written
Intermediate Spanish: Oral and Written Communication

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)

Required texts for Level 2:
- Foerster, Lambright, & Alonso-Pino, Punto y Aparte, 5th edition (McGraw-Hill, 2015). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School
- Tuten, Caycedo Garner and Esterrich, Fuentes: Lectura y redacción, 5th edition (Cengage, 2015), ebook version.

SPAN3203B-L16

CRN: 60131

Intermed SP: Oral & Written
Intermediate Spanish: Oral and Written Communication

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)

Required texts for Level 2:
- Foerster, Lambright, & Alonso-Pino, Punto y Aparte, 5th edition (McGraw-Hill, 2015). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School
- Tuten, Caycedo Garner and Esterrich, Fuentes: Lectura y redacción, 5th edition (Cengage, 2015), ebook version.

SPAN3203C-L16

CRN: 60317

Intermed SP: Oral & Written
Intermediate Spanish: Oral and Written Communication

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)

Required texts for Level 2:
- Foerster, Lambright, & Alonso-Pino, Punto y Aparte, 5th edition (McGraw-Hill, 2015). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School
- Tuten, Caycedo Garner and Esterrich, Fuentes: Lectura y redacción, 5th edition (Cengage, 2015), ebook version.

SPAN3203D-L16

CRN: 60355

Intermed SP: Oral & Written
Intermediate Spanish: Oral and Written Communication

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)

Required texts for Level 2:
- Foerster, Lambright, & Alonso-Pino, Punto y Aparte, 5th edition (McGraw-Hill, 2015). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School
- Tuten, Caycedo Garner and Esterrich, Fuentes: Lectura y redacción, 5th edition (Cengage, 2015), ebook version.

SPAN3204A-L16

CRN: 60133

Intermed SP: Hisp Soc/Cultures
Intermediate Spanish: Hispanic Societies and Cultures

Students expand on existing knowledge of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world to arrive at a deeper understanding of the concepts of cultural identity and nation. Topics include traditions, customs, and artistic manifestations of culture from Spain and Latin America, as well as a basic outline of the history of these regions. Materials include extensive readings (literary and journalistic texts) and audiovisual sources (film). Class activities include in-class discussion, interviews with native speakers, and compositions. (1 unit)

Required texts for Level 2:
- Foerster, Lambright, & Alonso-Pino, Punto y Aparte, 5th edition (McGraw-Hill, 2015). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School
- Tuten, Caycedo Garner and Esterrich, Fuentes: Lectura y redacción, 5th edition (Cengage, 2015), ebook version.

SPAN3204B-L16

CRN: 60132

Intermed SP: Hisp Soc/Cultures
Intermediate Spanish: Hispanic Societies and Cultures

Students expand on existing knowledge of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world to arrive at a deeper understanding of the concepts of cultural identity and nation. Topics include traditions, customs, and artistic manifestations of culture from Spain and Latin America, as well as a basic outline of the history of these regions. Materials include extensive readings (literary and journalistic texts) and audiovisual sources (film). Class activities include in-class discussion, interviews with native speakers, and compositions. (1 unit)

Required texts for Level 2:
- Foerster, Lambright, & Alonso-Pino, Punto y Aparte, 5th edition (McGraw-Hill, 2015). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School
- Tuten, Caycedo Garner and Esterrich, Fuentes: Lectura y redacción, 5th edition (Cengage, 2015), ebook version.

SPAN3204C-L16

CRN: 60318

Intermed SP: Hisp Soc/Cultures
Intermediate Spanish: Hispanic Societies and Cultures

Students expand on existing knowledge of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world to arrive at a deeper understanding of the concepts of cultural identity and nation. Topics include traditions, customs, and artistic manifestations of culture from Spain and Latin America, as well as a basic outline of the history of these regions. Materials include extensive readings (literary and journalistic texts) and audiovisual sources (film). Class activities include in-class discussion, interviews with native speakers, and compositions. (1 unit)

Required texts for Level 2:
- Foerster, Lambright, & Alonso-Pino, Punto y Aparte, 5th edition (McGraw-Hill, 2015). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School
- Tuten, Caycedo Garner and Esterrich, Fuentes: Lectura y redacción, 5th edition (Cengage, 2015), ebook version.

SPAN3204D-L16

CRN: 60356

Intermed SP: Hisp Soc/Cultures
Intermediate Spanish: Hispanic Societies and Cultures

Students expand on existing knowledge of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world to arrive at a deeper understanding of the concepts of cultural identity and nation. Topics include traditions, customs, and artistic manifestations of culture from Spain and Latin America, as well as a basic outline of the history of these regions. Materials include extensive readings (literary and journalistic texts) and audiovisual sources (film). Class activities include in-class discussion, interviews with native speakers, and compositions. (1 unit)

Required texts for Level 2:
- Foerster, Lambright, & Alonso-Pino, Punto y Aparte, 5th edition (McGraw-Hill, 2015). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School
- Tuten, Caycedo Garner and Esterrich, Fuentes: Lectura y redacción, 5th edition (Cengage, 2015), ebook version.

SPAN3301A-L16

CRN: 60134

Adv Intermed SP:Comm in Contxt
Advanced Intermed Spanish: Resources for Communication 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).

SPAN3301B-L16

CRN: 60135

Adv Intermed SP:Comm in Contxt
Advanced Intermed Spanish: Resources for Communication 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).

SPAN3401A-L16

CRN: 60138

Advanced SP: Comm in Context
Advanced Spanish: Resources for Communication in Context

The course is based on a teaching philosophy that considers language as an oral/aural means of communication. The study of grammar is not an end in itself, but rather a means to accelerate language learning and make it a more effective process. The dynamic use of language will be the basis of this approach. Through significant grammar practice that combines both formal and communicative approaches, students will develop and integrate the four language skills: listening comprehension, reading comprehension, oral expression and written expression. The course’s content will include five main areas that will be integrated in the proposed activities: 1) Functional content: the communicative elements, enumerating the functions which students should know in order to make effective use of the language; 2) Grammatical content: the grammatical elements, and the communicative functions associated with them, which will allow students to effectively express the communicative functions; 3) Subject content: lexical content, subjects and situations that facilitate the social use of language and transmit a real and current image of Spanish society and of the Spanish-speaking world; 4) Phonetic content: activities which will enable students to practice reading and writing in Spanish, as well as improve pronunciation by listening to differentiation exercises, by repeating sounds, words, and sentences, and by reading targeted texts; 5) Lexical content: exposure to texts representing different registers. (1 unit)

Required texts: Iguina and Donier, Manual de gramática: En español (2nd ed.) (Cengage, 2014).

SPAN3401B-L16

CRN: 60468

Advanced SP: Comm in Context
Advanced Spanish: Resources for Communication in Context

The course is based on a teaching philosophy that considers language as an oral/aural means of communication. The study of grammar is not an end in itself, but rather a means to accelerate language learning and make it a more effective process. The dynamic use of language will be the basis of this approach. Through significant grammar practice that combines both formal and communicative approaches, students will develop and integrate the four language skills: listening comprehension, reading comprehension, oral expression and written expression. The course’s content will include five main areas that will be integrated in the proposed activities: 1) Functional content: the communicative elements, enumerating the functions which students should know in order to make effective use of the language; 2) Grammatical content: the grammatical elements, and the communicative functions associated with them, which will allow students to effectively express the communicative functions; 3) Subject content: lexical content, subjects and situations that facilitate the social use of language and transmit a real and current image of Spanish society and of the Spanish-speaking world; 4) Phonetic content: activities which will enable students to practice reading and writing in Spanish, as well as improve pronunciation by listening to differentiation exercises, by repeating sounds, words, and sentences, and by reading targeted texts; 5) Lexical content: exposure to texts representing different registers. (1 unit)

Required texts: Iguina and Donier, Manual de gramática: En español (2nd ed.) (Cengage, 2014).

SPAN3406A-L16

CRN: 60357

Professionl Comm:Written &Oral
Professional Communication: Written and Oral Strategies

This course is designed to expose students to the conventions of business and professional communication in Spanish. Communicating clearly and comfortably in both oral and written formats is a valuable and essential skill for any professional career. This course will give students the opportunity to develop and strengthen skills in preparing and presenting public oral presentations in professional and academic settings, as well as practice patterns of professional communication to deliver clear and effective writing messages. Students will learn basic theories and principles on communication, and will gain practical experience delivering different types of speeches and texts. Students will also develop their ability to target communications for a specific reader/audience and sharpen their skills in critical listening as well as reading and writing.
(1 unit)

Required Text: Material in electronic format will be made available upon arrival at Middlebury.

SPAN3431A-L16

CRN: 60180

Hispanic Cult through Theater
Hispanic Culture through Theater/Performance

The course combines the study of theatrical Spanish texts with the practice of some acting and performing skills. The class explores various theatrical styles and schools, analyzing their chronological development and examining how they relate to Hispanic culture, history and traditions. The students will also put into practice some of the creative techniques that integrate the theatrical panorama of Ibero-American theater. Taking the “performer's place” should provide the students with self-confidence and independence in the use of the language, considering that they have to perform and even improvise theatrical scenes. (1 unit)

Required texts: Materials in electronic or photocopy form to be made available upon arrival at Middlebury.

SPAN3433A-L16

CRN: 60140

Cultural Hisp. Music Heritage
Hispanic Music Heritage: Cultural Interrelations

This class will allow the student to approach the historic and musical panoramas of Spain and the Latin American countries by digging into the origins of today’s Hispanic music. We will explore how artistic and musical currents were developed generally in Spain and South America, by analyzing the musical history of different periods from an aesthetic point of view and placing them in the social and cultural contexts. Listening will be the central line of this course that will cover the fields of popular music as well as classical. songs, dances, and the rhythms of Flamenco and Caribbean, among others. In addition, folk material treated by the classic composers will be analyzed in class. We will see how important music and tradition have been, and still are, in today’s Hispanic cultures. (1 unit)

Required text: Material in course pack form to be purchased at Middlebury.

SPAN3435A-L16

CRN: 60469

Latin American Lit to Film
Adaptations of Latin American Literature to Film

Description: The relationship between Latin American literature and cinema has been very prolific. However, the transposition of texts to the screen is not a simple exercise of turning words into images. What operations technical, verbal, and visual should be applied to the written page in order to make a successful film? How can the reader/spectator appreciate and criticize both narratives, the visual and verbal, without privileging one over the other? What can we learn about a short story, a play or a novel from its film adaptation and vice versa? Along with an introduction to the basic concepts and tools for the analysis of film in Spanish, this course answers the previous questions and presents a panoramic view of some of the main movements of Latin American film. Some of the works to study include novels and short stories by writers: Elena Poniatowska, Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel García Márquez, Juan Rulfo, Sabina Berman, and Sergio Ramírez.

Required text(s): TBA

SPAN3439A-L16

CRN: 60547

Visual Cultures Hispanic World
Visual Cultures in the Hispanic World

SPAN3460A-L16

CRN: 60358

Social Movements in Latin Amer
Social Movements & Resistance
SPAN 3460 Contemporary Hispanic Issues: Social Movements in Latin America

This course is designed to introduce the student to a set of concepts and debates in relation to the study of the societies, cultures, and histories of the Americas. We will focus on the concepts of resistance and social activism: how social movements and activism are organized, exercised, enacted, and contested. From everyday forms of resistance to organized movements, we will examine some concrete historical and cultural situations in relation to major topics: the legacy of past revolutions, human rights and memory, Neoliberalism and globalization, environmental issues, arts and politics, and Hispanic immigration to the US. Through critical and fictional texts, films and documentaries, music and visual arts, students will gain a multidimensional understanding of contemporary Hispanic issues and different ways and instances of social resistance.

Required text: Materials for this course will be accessible online.

The Spanish School
Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
Fax: 802.443.2075

Mailing address
Spanish School
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753

7-week Program
Holly Stark, Coordinator
P: 802.443.5538
spanishschool@middlebury.edu

6-week Program

Audrey LaRock, Coordinator
P: 802.443.5539
spanishgraduate@middlebury.edu