Carlos Cabrera Morales

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Carlos Cabrera, from Spain, earned his PhD at the Universidad de Salamanca, where he received the distinguished Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado. He is professor of Spanish in the University of Salamanca, where he served for several years as the Assistant Director of the Department of Spanish. Dr. Cabrera has participated in review committees for the Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera of the Ministry of Education in Spain. For over 25 years has taught Spanish in various U.S. programs: AIFS, IES, Emory Univ., Penn State Univ., Wake Forest Univ., Ohio Wesleyan Univ., James Madison Univ., SUNY Cortland, and in specialization classes for teacher of Spanish as Spanish as L2..

Since 1987 until today he has served as the Academic Advisor of the AIFS program in Salamanca. As a specialist in Spanish as a second language from the University of Salamanca, he has held several academic meetings with officials of Study Abroad, Academic Advisors, faculties and students of Spanish of several U.S universities. Currently he teaches a course titled "Teaching Spanish Grammar as a Second Language," within the MA program of the University of Salamanca. He has served in the Spanish School since 1990. In addition to a variety of works on the history of Spanish and Spanish grammar, he is the author of the Gramática visual del español (unpublished) for upper advance/superior level students and teachers of Spanish as a 2L. Currently he is working on a new book about the Subjunctive in Spanish.

 

Courses

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SPAN6502 - 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. Language & Stylistics

Summer 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools, Summer 2015 Language Schools, Summer 2016 Language Schools

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SPAN6609 - Uses Subjunctive Spanish      

Values and Uses of Subjunctive in Spanish

Subjunctive constitutes one of the basic topics of Spanish grammar and is one of the most important problems in the acquisition of Spanish as a second language. This course focuses on the study of how, when, and why the subjunctive is used in Spanish. In addition, it will also pay attention to other issues such as the values and uses of subjunctive in independent and subordinated sentences, and how these values and uses can be explained by teachers of Spanish in their classes. The course will have not only a theoretical dimension but also a practical orientation, with exercises designed to improve the comprehension of subjunctive in Spanish. (1 unit)

Required text: Electronic material provided at Middlebury Linguistics

Summer 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools, Summer 2015 Language Schools, Summer 2016 Language Schools

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SPAN6711 - Prepositions in Spanish      

Values and Uses of Prepositions in Spanish

Prepositions are considered one the most difficult topics in the acquisition of a second language. This course focuses on the study of uses and values of prepositions in Spanish in depth, and how they can be explained by teachers of Spanish in their classes. The course pays attention to some preposition with specific problems for an English speaker: A, EN, DE/DESDE, POR/PARA… Other issues will be studied such as uses of prepositions with verbs, adjectives, and nouns, and the role of prepositions in some grammatical matters (prepositional phrases, prepositional groups, etc.) The course will have not only a theoretical dimension but also a practical orientation, with exercises designed to improve the comprehension of prepositions in Spanish. (1 unit)

Required text: Electronic material provided at Middlebury.

This course is cross-listed with Professional Preparation for Teachers. Linguistics Pedagogy

Summer 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools, Summer 2015 Language Schools, Summer 2016 Language Schools

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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
spanishschool@middlebury.edu

6-week Program

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