Dolores Lima,from Buenos Aires, Argentina, received her M.A. in Spanish American Literature from the University of Maryland in 2003. She has taught Spanish Language, Culture and Literature courses at Southern Connecticut State University, Montgomery College and the University of Maryland. In 2007, she was appointed Assistant to the Language Program Director at the University of Maryland, where she is also responsible for teaching and course development for all offerings for Native and Heritage Learners of Spanish. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Maryland specializing in Twentieth Century Southern Cone Literature. She is currently working on her dissertation titled Contra la representación: topografías de lo real en las propuestas narrativas de Macedonio Fernández, Antonio Di Benedetto y César Aira, that explores the concept of non representational narratives from XX century Argentinean writers.
Courses offered in the past four years.
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SPAN 3301 - Adv Intermed SP in Context
Advanced Intermediate Spanish 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).
Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools
SPAN 3406 - Professional Communication ▹
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.
Required Text: Material in electronic format will be made available upon arrival at Middlebury.
Summer 2015 Language Schools
SPAN 3460 - Contemporary Hispanic Issues ▹
Contemporary Hispanic Issues: Social Movements and Resistance
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.
Summer 2015 Language Schools