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0 Commentsby   |  08.22.11  |  Announcement, Spanish Majors, Spanish Minors

We are tentatively looking for three to four people to assist us in FLSP 111 labs. The lab is for Beginning Spanish, and your duties would consist of assisting students with grammar and vocabulary questions, completing online homework, proctoring exams and fulfilling “I Can Do…” speaking activities.

Lab times are tentatively scheduled for TR 3-6pm, but that may change, depending on student’s ability to come at least once a week during these times. Your hours are also negotiable: you don’t have to be able to work the entire time. Also, our budget is not yet set, so we don’t know how many people we can hire, nor for how many hours a week. We hope to get a budget by Friday and be able to sort all this out then.
Email par08b@acu.edu for more information.

NACFLA

0 Commentsby   |  03.29.11  |  Announcement, Chapel, French, International Studies Major, Spanish Majors, Spanish Minors, Study Abroad

The North American Christian Foreign Language Association is holding its annual conference here at ACU. It will be held mostly in the Hunter Welcome Center, from Thursday 4/7 through Saturday 4/9. Things of general interest include:

  • Dr. Susan Felch, from Calvin College, will be the plenary speaker on Thursday evening.
  • Multi-lingual devotionals on Friday and Saturday morning, possibly may get additional Chapel credit (still looking into it).
  • Two sessions devoted to Study Abroad on Saturday morning. Would be of great value for those remotely interested in study abroad.
  • For students in a foreign language class, possible additional credit or replacement of low scores on an assignment for attending a session and completing an activity associated with it (check with your instructor).

See the entire program at http://blogs.acu.edu/nacfla.

Spanish Studies Program @ Instituto Franklin

0 Commentsby   |  02.15.11  |  Announcement, Programs, Spanish Majors, Spanish Minors, Study Abroad

SPANISH STUDIES PROGRAM

FALL 2011

APLICATION DEADLINE: June 30, 2011

PROGRAM DATES: Sep. 1 – Dec. 16, 2011

LOCATION: Alcalá de Henares, Madrid (SPAIN)

The University of Alcalá was founded in 1499 by Cardinal Cisneros. It is one of the oldest universities in Europe. UNESCO granted the University the distinction of World Heritage Site in 1998.

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • Academic registration: 12-15 credits to choose from the Spanish Studies Program offer and/or regular courses at the University of Alcalá
  • Credits issued by the University of Alcalá
  • Cultural activities in all courses, such as visits to museums, corporate visits, governmental institutions, etc, which provide students with a challenging learning environment
  • University of Alcalá student ID
  • We offer medical, travel and third party damages insurance to requesting students
  • Orientation sessions
  • Guided tour of Alcalá
  • Guided tour of Madrid
  • Transportation to and from the airport
  • University services: computer room, libraries, sport complex and all university services
  • On site coordinator which supervises students´ stay and helps them with any issues which may arise during the program
  • 24h emergency on-call service
  • Homestay with families (including three meals/day and laundry service once a week). Our families have much experience working with students and helping them integrate into Spanish culture
  • Spanish tutor who meets individually with students to help them with language acquisition and questions
  • Volunteering opportunities for interested students throughout the semester

COURSES:

  • Spanish courses for all levels: from beginners to near-native fluency
  • Courses in the areas of international relations, history, culture and civilization, business, literature, and courses for bilingual students
  • The Spanish Studies Program is accredited by the University of Alcalá, and evaluated externally every semester by ICE (Instituto de Ciencias de la Educación) as well as by internal evaluations

For more information: www.institutofranklin.net

rosi.garciabarroso@uah.es

Enter the ACTFL Video Podcast Contest and shine during Discover Languages Month

0 Commentsby   |  11.02.10  |  Announcement, Dialektos, French, International Studies Major, Programs, Spanish Majors, Spanish Minors

$500 prize for contest winner!

This year’s theme of the ACTFL National Video Podcast Contest is “Why I am a 21st Century Learner.” Open to currently enrolled world language students in grades K-16. All entries will be displayed for the world to see. Selected winners can win up to $500 and will be featured on ACTFL’s website and in the February issue of “The Language Educator.” The deadline is Dec. 20. Find out more and check out last year’s winners.

Peruvian Author Mario Vargas Llosa Awarded 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature

0 Commentsby   |  10.07.10  |  International Studies Major, Spanish Majors, Spanish Minors

Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa was awarded the 2010 Nobel prize in Literature.  Vargas Llosa is part of the so-called “Latin American Boom,” the literary movement in the 1960’s that propelled Latin American narrative, especially the novel, to the highest echelons of World Literature.

The “Boom,” as it is sometimes called, introduced such literary modes as “magic realism,” popularized by Gabriel García Márquez -who won the Nobel in 1967- and politically engaged works such as Vargas Llosa.  While García Márquez’s narrative is straightforward -at least on a superficial reading- Vargas Llosa’s is structurally much more complex; he frequently eschews linear plots and univocal narratives for complex timeframes and plurivocal exploration of a politically engaged theme, such as power structures and poverty.

Below is the announcement in Stockholm of the Nobel award, in Swedish, English and Spanish.

Vargas Llosa interviewed about his work.  In Spanish.

In 2007, he addressed the Letras Libres Forum held in Monterrey, Mexico, as one of the 8 intellectual “heavy weights” of the worlds.  His lecture was on the links between literature and reality.  In Spanish, with English subtitles.

Become Famous Reading Don Quixote

0 Commentsby   |  10.06.10  |  Announcement, Spanish Majors, Spanish Minors

Become famous reading Don Quixote!

The Real Academia Española wants to put the better part of Don Quixote up on YouTube.  To that end, it is enlisting the help of volunteers from around the world to sign up at their site to read pre-selected chunks and post them on the video site.  To find out more about it, read this article from the BBC.

** Bite-size Don Quixote on YouTube **
The Royal Spanish Academy invites the public to read a section from the 17th Century novel Don Quixote – and upload it to YouTube.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/news/world-europe-11449510 >

Entra a la Plaza

0 Commentsby   |  09.17.10  |  Announcement, Spanish Majors, Spanish Minors

Entra a la Plaza

Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on Friday night, September 24th at UP.

Spanish Language and Culture, Music, Traditional Food…

Hispanos Unidos

Win $500

0 Commentsby   |  09.16.10  |  Announcement, French, International Studies Major, Spanish Majors, Spanish Minors, Study Abroad

received this email from Vista Higher Learning, a foreign language book publisher.  If you are creative and have a talent for making videos, here is an opportunity to make some $$$.

Language Learning for Life

It’s that time of year again! Last year language students from colleges and universities around the country submitted fun and meaningful videos to Vista Higher Learning’s Language Learning for Life video contest.

Six lucky students won $500 to put toward things like study abroad opportunities and textbooks. Students, instructors, and the Vista team enjoyed the contest so much that we are holding it again this year! We will once again ask your students to make a video that demonstrates how they think language study will benefit their local community or the wider global community.

For contest details, and to watch last year’s winning videos, visit VistaHigherLearning.com/supportlanguages.

Best regards,
The Vista Higher Learning Team

Spring/Summer 2011 Advanced Courses

0 Commentsby   |  09.15.10  |  Announcement, French, International Studies Major, Programs, Spanish Majors, Spanish Minors, Study Abroad

Next Spring we are offering the following courses.  Click on the course number for more information.

  • FLFR 440: ST France and the French, w/ Prof. Opsitch
  • FLSP 353: Latin American Culture, w/ Dr. Walker
  • FLSP 388: Advanced Spanish Conversation, w/ Dr. Brown
  • FLSP 481: Hispanic Novel, w/ Dr. Walker
  • INTS 499: International Studies Seminar, w/ Dr. Rall

Summer Spanish courses will be offered in Montevideo.

  • FLSP 353: Latin American Culture, w/ Prof. Roggendorff
  • FLSP 440: Literary Journey of the Southern Cone, w/ Prof. Roggendorff

Lauren Johnson’s blog, connecting Montevideo with Costa Mesa, CA.

0 Commentsby   |  03.30.10  |  International Studies Major, Programs, Study Abroad

Lauren Johnson, an International Studies major now in ACU’s Study Abroad program, started writing a blog, Tráigame Uruguay, about her experiences in Montevideo.  The Costa Mesa, CA, newspaper wrote an article about how Lauren’s blog is helping her former teacher, Christine Navakovich, Spanish teacher at Mariners Christian School, teach second-graders Spanish and learn about Latin American culture.  The American Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) with nearly 7,000+ members nation-wide, highlighted the story in this month’s brief.

So,…

Over seven thousand foreign language educators across the United States have seen how an ACU student is using mobile technology while at ACU’s Montevideo program to connect Montevideo with her home town of Costa Mesa, CA.

Read all about it:  Daily Pilot – Serving Newport Beach & Costa Mesa, California.