Teaching

 

SPAN M35 - Spanish, Portuguese, & The Nature of Language (TA)

Description: Introduction to language study within context of Romance languages, focusing on Spanish and Portuguese. Nature of language: structure, diversity, evolution, social and cultural settings, literary uses. Study of language and its relation to other areas of human knowledge.

  • Fall 2021

  • Winter 2021 (online due to COVID-19 pandemic)

SPAN 7A - Introductory Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Description: Designed for students who are from Spanish-speaking family background and have some knowledge of Spanish. Introductory course to further develop communicative abilities, both verbal and written, and to increase knowledge of grammatical structures and achieve communicative competence. preferences, feelings, beliefs, and opinions.

  • Spring 2021 (online due to COVID-19 pandemic)

SPAN 5 - Intermediate Spanish 5

Description: Intermediate Spanish language and culture course designed to increase communicative ability. Acquisition of cultural competence and introduction to study of literature. Comprehension of conversations and stretches of connected discourse, reading of texts with minimum use of dictionary, writing with increased grammatical accuracy and control of sentence structure, coherence, and text organization, talking about past, present, and future events, and expression of preferences, feelings, beliefs, and opinions.

  • Fall 2020 (online due to COVID-19 pandemic)

SPAN 1 - Elementary Spanish 1

Description: Introductory Spanish language and culture course that is proficiency-oriented, communicative, and task-based to help develop communicative competence in four skill areas (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), as well as cultural competence.

  • Summer 2020 (taught online due to COVID-19 pandemic)

  • Fall 2019

SPAN 2 - Elementary Spanish 2

Description: Introductory Spanish language and culture course that is proficiency-oriented, communicative, and task-based to help develop communicative competence in four skill areas (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), as well as cultural competence.

  • Winter 2020

SPAN 3 - Elementary Spanish 3

Description: Introductory Spanish language and culture course that is proficiency-oriented, communicative, and task-based to help develop communicative competence in four skill areas (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), as well as cultural competence.

  • Summer 2021 (asynchronous)

  • Spring 2020 (taught online due to COVID-19 pandemic)

 

Isabel provided a space where I felt comfortable speaking Spanish even though I knew that I would be
making mistakes. The way the class was taught made it easy to answer questions and participate in
Spanish because there was no fear of using wrong grammar or forgetting words. I had a wonderful time
learning from Isabel and would wish to have her again for Spanish 2.

— Anonymous Spanish 1 Student (Language), Fall 2019