Lena Santillana,born in Cuba, is the Assistant to the Director of Middlebury's program in Spain, and holds an MA from Middlebury College. Ms. Santillana has worked for the School in Spain since 1993. Prior to working for Middlebury, her experience includes teaching at the high school and college levels in the state of Washington. As Assistant to the Director, she handles orientation and preparation for graduate students going abroad, student registration, and all non-academic affairs. She is also certified as an ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview Tester and is responsible for organizing and carrying out oral evaluations of students.
Courses offered in the past four years.
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SPAN3201 - Intermed SP: Comm in Context
Intermediate Spanish: Resources for Communication in Context
This course continues students' development of proficiency in Spanish by expanding vocabulary and grammar. All four skills are integrated, with special attention to speaking and listening. Target language functions include past and future narration, extensive description, and comparisons, all on topics of current and personal interest. Cultural knowledge that will build a deeper understanding of how Spanish-speaking peoples communicate will be integrated into the course content. After successfully completing this course, students should find themselves well prepared for advanced coursework in Spanish language, literature, and linguistics. This course meets two hours a day. (1 unit)
Required texts for Level 2:
- Foerster, Lambright, & Alonso-Pino, Punto y Aparte, 5th edition (McGraw-Hill, 2015). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School
- Tuten, Caycedo Garner and Esterrich, Fuentes: Lectura y redacción, 5th edition (Cengage, 2015), ebook version.
Summer 2012, Summer 2013