Giannina Reyes Giardiello


Giannina Reyes Giardiello, from Mexico City, earned her MA in Spanish from New Mexico State University and her PhD in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She has taught Spanish language, culture, cinema, and literature courses at el Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, NMSU, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Middlebury College and Saint Mary's College. Currently, she is an assistant professor at the University of Portland.

Her areas of interest include Mexican Literature, Cinema and Popular Culture, Gender Studies, superheroes, monsters, and telenovelas. At present, she is working on a manuscript that includes most of these topics.



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SPAN 3201 - Intermed SP: Comm in Context      

Intermediate Spanish: Resources for Communication in Context

This course continues students' development of proficiency in Spanish by expanding vocabulary and grammar. All four skills are integrated, with special attention to speaking and listening. Target language functions include past and future narration, extensive description, and comparisons, all on topics of current and personal interest. Cultural knowledge that will build a deeper understanding of how Spanish-speaking peoples communicate will be integrated into the course content. After successfully completing this course, students should find themselves well prepared for advanced coursework in Spanish language, literature, and linguistics. This course meets two hours a day. (1 unit)

Required texts:
Rusch et al, Fuentes: Conversación y gramática, 5th edition (Cengage, 2015) / Tuten, Caycedo Garner and Esterrich, Fuentes: Lectura y redacción, 4th edition (Cengage, 2011), ebook version. “Student Activities Manual for Fuentes: Conversación y gramática”, 5th edition ISBN: 9781285733500.

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