Ana María J. Wiseman


 work(802) 443-5538
 Sunderland Language Center


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.



Course List: 

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SPAN 3151 - 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: Choose only one option:
1. Printed Loose Leaf text of “Mosaicos” with MySpanishLab 5 month access (includes eText): ISBN:0134306325
**MySpanishLab includes the digital SAM + additional resources
2. MySpanishLab for “Mosaicos” with eText of Mosaicos (no print component) 5 month access: ISBN:0205849709

Summer 2014 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session, Summer 2015 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session, Summer 2016 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session, Summer 2017 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

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SPAN 6694 - Technology Enhanced Lang Learn      

Technology Enhanced Language Learning

This course explores the main issues in language learning and teaching based on technological tools and programs in teaching Spanish as a second language. The focus is to explore the connections between the theories of language learning and the implementation of current technologies and multimedia. Specifically, we will examine the ways in which technology can be used to enhance and support the development of communicative and intercultural competence of language learners. Students will develop a pedagogical project for appropriately integrating technology using their own instructional approach. (1 unit)

Required text: Electronic material provided at Middlebury. Pedagogy

Summer 2018 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

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SPAN 6791 - Teach &Learn Culture L2 Class      

Interculturality: Teaching and learning culture in the L2 classroom

It is commonly said that “language and culture are intertwined,” and second-language (L2) teachers generally assume that teaching culture is an in dispensable part of their job. But what is culture, exactly, and what are the connections between language and culture? What aspects of a second culture (C2) can L2 learners really access and acquire? How can cultural learning be evaluated? This class will use the notion of interculturality to explore theoretical definitions of culture, techniques for presenting and engaging learners with culturally rich materials, and how to enrich language learning through cultural exploration. By the end of the class, teachers-in-training will have developed a portfolio of original activities that will allow their students to investigate cultural products and practices, understand the related cultural perspectives, and participate in culturally appropriate interactions. (1 unit) Pedagogy

Summer 2018 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

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School of Spanish
Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
Fax: 802.443.2075

Mailing address
School of Spanish
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753

7-week Program
Holly Stark, Coordinator
P: 802.443.5538

Graduate Program
Audrey LaRock, Coordinator

P: 802.443.5539