Ana María J. Wiseman, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina to Dutch parents, received her degree in Translation from the State University of Antwerp, Belgium in Dutch, English, Spanish and French. She obtained the Doctor of Modern Languages degree in Spanish and French from Middlebury College in 1996. She is Dean of Inter-national Programs as well as Associate Professor of Foreign Languages at Wofford College. Dr. Wiseman's teaching experience includes courses in language, literature, theater and film, and translation and interpretation. Her professional activities reflect her interest in educational technology, and include papers and work-shops on the instructional use of film, video and iPods. She is co-author of iSpeak Spanish Verbs, a program for iPods intended to help students understand and practice Spanish verb conjugations. Dr. Wiseman has worked in the field of international education for 25 years and has served on the academic boards of several study abroad organizations. She is co-author of The IES Abroad MAP for Language & Intercultural Communication.
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SPAN3151 - High Begin SP: Comm in Context
High Beginning Spanish: Resources for Communication in Context
Designed for students with some previous study of Spanish, experience in a Spanish-speaking country, or study of another Romance language, this course builds on and rapidly expands control of basic grammatical structures and vocabulary. Students consolidate their ability to negotiate basic survival situations in the target-language cultures, and prepare themselves for continued study of the language. New language functions will be presented in meaningful activities that emphasize speaking and listening, and that prepare the student for the reading and writing activities of the other High Beginner courses. Cultural knowledge that will build a deeper understanding of how Spanish-speaking peoples communicate is a crucial component of the course content. This course meets two hours a day. (1 unit)
Required text for Level 1.5: Marinelli & Mujica Laughlin, Puentes: Spanish for Intensive and High Beginner Courses 6th edition (Cengage, 2014). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.
Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools, Summer 2015 Language Schools, Summer 2016 Language Schools