Manel Lacorte

Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies

 work(802) 443-5538
 Sunderland Language Center

Manel Lacorte (Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, Scotland) is Associate Professor of Spanish Applied Linguistics, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Director of the MA track in Hispanic Applied Linguistics at the University of Maryland. He has worked as an Associate Director for Undergraduate Studies at the Spanish School of Middlebury College since 2009, where he also teaches graduate courses on language teaching methodology and pedagogy. His research focuses on second language (L2) and heritage language (HL) pedagogy and teacher education; L2 classroom interaction and context(s); applied linguistics; and sociopolitical issues in L2 and HL teaching and learning. Manel has published over 40 book chapters and journal articles, and edited or co-edited 7 books, among them Multiliteracies Pedagogy and Language Learning: Teaching Spanish to Heritage Speakers (Palgrave Macmillan 2017), and The Routledge Handbook of Spanish Language Teaching (Routledge 2018). Manel has also edited two special issues on Spanish language teaching methodology and Spanish teaching in the US for Miríada Hispánica (2013) and Journal of Spanish Language Teaching (2014). He has recently co-authored two textbooks: Introducción a la lingüística hispánica actual: Teoría y práctica and Guía didáctica y material de apoyo para cursos sobre lingüística hispánica (Routledge 2017). He is associate editor of the Journal of Spanish Language Teaching (Routledge).




Course List: 

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SPAN 6789 - Method Adv SP Lng Teaching      

Methodological Advances in Spanish Language Teaching

This course seeks to provide an in-depth analysis of present and future methodological advances in the teaching of Spanish as a L2 drawing upon an ecological understanding of L2 teaching as an activity in contact with the environment and influenced by social, educational, cultural, economic, and political conditions. Specifically, the course examines methodological advances for Spanish as a L2 in relation to the notions of methodology and post-methodology, second language acquisition (SLA) theories, interculturality and transculturality, multiliteracies and multimodalities, language learning beyond the classroom, teacher cognition and socialization, classroom dynamics and management, sociopolitical and institutional conditions, and professional development. The course does not adhere to any specific theoretical or curricular framework for L2 learning and/or teaching. Based on an interdisciplinary approach to L2 teaching, the course aims to help practitioners achieve a successful understanding of the complexities and nuances of learning and teaching Spanish a L2 in diverse academic, geographic, and sociocultural contexts. (1 unit) Pedagogy

Summer 2017 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

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SPAN 6796 - Teaching Language Methodology      

In this course students will become familiar with the current trends in foreign-language teaching and connect their own experience as language learners and language teachers with the concepts and ideas encountered in the readings. Through personal and group reflections and discussions, students will develop a vision for improving the teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language. By the end of the course, students will be able to critically evaluate existing teaching practices and materials based on their understanding of theory and research in second language acquisition and develop teaching materials for the classroom. (1 unit)

Required text: Electronic material provided at Middlebury. Pedagogy

Summer 2014 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session, Summer 2018 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

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SPAN 6920 - Teaching Practicum      

This course is for DML degree students

Summer 2014 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

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School of Spanish
Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
Fax: 802.443.2075

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

7-week Program
Holly Stark, Coordinator
P: 802.443.5538

Graduate Program
Audrey LaRock, Coordinator

P: 802.443.5539