Rebeca Moreno

Faculty

Rebeca Moreno, from Puerto Rico, received her PhD in Spanish Language and Literatures from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2013.  She has taught at the University of Maryland and American University, and currently is a visiting assistant professor at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. 

This is her fifth summer as part of the Spanish School faculty at Middlebury College.  Her areas of interest include Hispanic Caribbean Literature, Law & Literature, Afro-Latin American Studies and Colonial Latin America.  She is the author of Escritura, derecho y esclavitud: Francisco José de Jaca ante el nomos colonial (2016).

 

Courses

Course List: 

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SPAN3153 - High Begin SP: Oral & Written      

High Beginning Spanish: Oral and Written Communication

This course is designed to develop existing writing skills through a process approach that includes the techniques of composing, revising, paraphrasing, editing, and using a bilingual dictionary. In connection with the cultural contents provided in other courses at the same level, students will integrate previous knowledge and the content areas, tasks, and structures from the other courses in the program to produce descriptions, comparisons, narratives, and other types of written texts. (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 2014 Language Schools

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SPAN3154 - High Begin SP:Hisp Soc/Culture      

High Beginning Spanish: Hispanic Societies and Cultures

This course is designed to develop and consolidate reading strategies by providing abundant opportunities to read a variety of authentic text types, such as newspapers and magazine articles, realia, and brief literary selections. The topics presented will integrate vocabulary and functions from other courses in the program, in addition to increasing cultural proficiency and knowledge. (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 2014 Language Schools

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SPAN3203 - Intermed SP: Oral & Written      

Intermediate Spanish: Oral and Written Communication

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)

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 2015 Language Schools, Summer 2016 Language Schools

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SPAN3204 - Intermed SP: Hisp Soc/Cultures      

Intermediate Spanish: Hispanic Societies and Cultures

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, 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 2015 Language Schools, Summer 2016 Language Schools

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SPAN3301 - Adv Intermed SP:Comm in Contxt      

Advanced Intermed Spanish: Resources for Communication 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. (1 unit)

Required text: García-Serrano, De la Torre and Grant-Cash, ¡A que sí! (4th edition, text + SAM + audio) (Cengage, 2013).

Summer 2013

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The Spanish School
Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
Fax: 802.443.2075

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

7-week Program
Holly Stark, Coordinator
P: 802.443.5538
spanishschool@middlebury.edu

6-week Program

Audrey LaRock, Coordinator
P: 802.443.5539
spanishgraduate@middlebury.edu