Middlebury Language Schools

 

Teresa Bordón

Faculty

Teresa Bordón, from Barcelona, Spain, earned her Ph.D. from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). She is currently Profesora Titular de Lengua Española, Escuela Universitaria de Formación del Profesorado de la UAM where she teaches Spanish language courses and language methodology. Professor Bordón has taught in a variety of American university programs in Spain. She is the author of Al habla and Al teléfono, books on teaching Spanish as a second language.

 
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SPAN 6501 - Intro to Advanced SP Grammar      

This course utilizes an integrated approach to bridging the gap between intermediate and advanced levels of language, putting particular emphasis on some of the most essential topics of Spanish grammar such as: 1) Rules of orthographical accents; 2) Ser vs. Estar; 3) Uses of past tenses, indicative mood; 3) Prepositions (a, por, para); 4) Basic uses of the subjunctive/subordinate clauses; 5) Indicative vs. subjunctive mood; 6) Conjunctions.
The approach to these grammar topics will take into consideration the theoretical aspects as well as the practical use in speech and writing. Authentic cultural readings of diverse types and sources will serve as a context for linguistic practice and written exercises in the classroom. (1 unit) This course meets two hours a day.

Required materials: Theory, practical exercises, articles, and other reading materials are provided by the professors at Middlebury online in “Moodle”.

Language & Stylistics

Summer 2012, Summer 2013

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SPAN 6502 - Advanced Spanish Grammar      

This is a mandatory course for first summer graduate students. The class is focused in some of the more important topics on Spanish grammar such as: a) some uses of ser and estar; b) uses of indicative tenses, paying special attention to past forms; c) uses of the subjunctive; d) study of subordinate clauses, focusing on the uses of subordinate conjunctions and values of indicative and subjunctive in these sentences. The course will have not only a theoretical dimension but also a practical orientation, with exercises designed to improve the comprehension of all these subjects. (1 unit)

Required text: Electronic material provided at Middlebury.

Linguistics

Summer 2013

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