Manel Lacorte

Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies

 Sunderland Language Center

Manel Lacorte, from Barcelona, Spain, earned his Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Edinburgh (Scotland, UK). He is Associate Professor of Spanish Applied Linguistics, Director of the Spanish Language Program, and Coordinator of Instruction and Professional Development in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Maryland. His research and publications focus on language classroom interaction, language use and identity, social and cultural issues in second language and heritage language teaching and learning, and applied linguistics. He has edited Romance Languages and Linguistic Communities in the United States (2002); Contacto y contextos lingüísticos: El español en los Estados Unidos y en contacto con otras lenguas (2005); Lingüística aplicada del español (2007); and Spanish in the United States and Other Contact Contexts: Sociolinguistics, Ideology and Pedagogy (2009). He is co-editor with Judy Liskin-Gasparro of the Prentice Hall Second Language Professional Series. Manel is now writing an academic book on interaction and sociopolitical contexts in foreign language teaching and learning, and a textbook for beginning Spanish.



Course List: 

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SPAN6789 - 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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SPAN6796 - 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

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SPAN6920 - Teaching Practicum      

This course is for DML degree students

Summer 2014 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

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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

Graduate Program
Audrey LaRock, Coordinator

P: 802.443.5539