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Arturo Márquez-Gomez, from Chile, has worked as a Psychologist at the Universidad de Chile, in Santiago. He has also worked for four years as a social psychologist and researcher at the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) in Santiago, specializing in topics such as gender and social identity. In 2003, he enrolled in the M.A. program at the Spanish School in Middlebury, completing the program in 2006. Currently, he is ABD at the Department of Hispanic Studies at Brown University. His research explores Latinamerican narrative in XX and XXI centuries. This will be Arturo's eighth year in Middlebury; first as a student, then as a bilingual assistant.  This will be his second year teaching.

 

 

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SPAN 3203 - Inter Writing & Composition      

Intermediate Writing and Composition

In this class, students improve their written expression in Spanish by studying models of good writing in Spanish and producing a variety of text types; the course also serves as an introduction to academic writing. The language functions covered include past and future narration, extensive descriptions, comparisons, expressing opinions, and hypotheses. Students will expand on previous knowledge of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world and integrate other content areas into their work. (1 unit)

Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools

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SPAN 3204 - Inter Culture & Civilization      

Intermediate Culture and Civilization

Students expand on existing knowledge of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world to arrive at a deeper understanding of the concepts of cultural identity and nation. Topics include traditions, customs, and artistic manifestations of culture from Spain and Latin America, as well as a basic outline of the history of these regions. Materials include extensive readings (literary and journalistic texts) and audiovisual sources (film). Class activities include in-class discussion, interviews with native speakers, and compositions. (1 unit)

Required texts for Level 2: Foerster, Lambright, & Alonso-Pino, Punto y Aparte, 4th edition (McGraw-Hill, 2011).

Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools

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