Middlebury Language Schools

Carmen Carballo Sanchiz

Mills Faculty

Carmen Carballo Sanchiz, from Spain, received her licenciatura in Spanish Philology (Linguistics) from the Universidad Complutense, Madrid. She has taught at Duke University, North Carolina, and United States university programs in Madrid (New York University, University of Delaware, Pepperdine University, Middlebury College). She has also worked at the Real Academia Española as a lexicographer. She is currently a professor with Middlebury College's program in Madrid and New York University in Madrid. Since Summer 2004 Carmen Carballo has been teaching Spanish grammar at Middlebury College in Vermont.



Course List: 

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SPAN 3301S - Adv Intermed SP 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. (l unit)

Required Text: A que sí
Serrano, Cash, de la Torre
ISBN-13: 978-1-4130-0390-1
(2) Workbook:
ISBN-13: 978-1-4130-0386-4

Summer 2014 Language Schools

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SPAN 3401S - Adv Spanish in Context      


The course is based on a teaching philosophy that considers language as an oral/aural means of communication. The study of grammar is not an end in itself, but rather a means to accelerate language learning and make it a more effective process. The dynamic use of language will be the basis of this approach. Through significant grammar practice that combines both formal and communicative approaches, students will develop and integrate the four language skills: listening comprehension, reading comprehension, oral expression and written expression. The course’s content will include five main areas that will be integrated in the proposed activities: 1) Functional content: the communicative elements, enumerating the functions which students should know in order to make effective use of the language; 2) Grammatical content: the grammatical elements, and the communicative functions associated with them, which will allow students to effectively express the communicative functions; 3) Subject content: lexical content, subjects and situations that facilitate the social use of language and transmit a real and current image of Spanish society and of the Spanish-speaking world; 4) Phonetic content: activities which will enable students to practice reading and writing in Spanish, as well as improve pronunciation by listening to differentiation exercises, by repeating sounds, words, and sentences, and by reading targeted texts; 5) Lexical content: exposure to texts representing different socio-linguistic and stylistic registers. (l unit)

Required Text: Espanol Langua Viva 3: Libro del Alumno, ISBN 9788497130448
Espanol Langua Viva 3: Cuaderno de Actividades, ISBN 9788497130424
Grammatica: Avanzado B2 Anaya Ele En 9788466764339

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

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SPAN 6501S - Adv Spanish in Context      

Summer 2012

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The Spanish School
Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
F: 802.443.2075

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

6-week Program
Audrey LaRock, Coordinator
P: 802.443.5539

7-week Program
Holly Stark, Coordinator
P: 802.443.5538