Spanish Courses - Summer

dictionariesThe Spanish Language Program offers the possibility of completing all MAT course requirements in three summers, depending on enrollment. The MAT in Spanish is designed for individuals already teaching Spanish, but also is open to prospective teachers at the K-12 school level. Credits from World Languages Institute courses may be applied towards state certification and/or continued professional development. Teachers are required to complete successfully at least two Spanish courses in the World Languages Institute before applying to the MAT program. Details are available at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese or its web site at http://span-port.rutgers.edu.

SUMMER 2022

Additional Course Offerings: See Core Curriculum

 
METHODS OF SPANISH LANGUAGE TEACHING (CR. 3)
16:940:500:T1:05249
ONLINE, 5/31 - 8/17/22
KAREN SANCHEZ
This course is designed to address the needs and concerns of students preparing to teach Spanish in K-12 schools and in-service teachers who need a methods course for endorsement or licensure. It also will benefit in-service teachers seeking to update their knowledge of second-language acquisition and instruction for personal growth or for academic credit toward state re-licensing or for national board certification. The course emphasizes high-leverage instructional practices, thematic unit development and assessment design, with guidance on incorporating proven web-based tools to connect and support learners. Taught in Spanish.

TOPICS IN SPANISH LINGUISTICS (CR. 3)
Advanced Spanish Grammar & Stylistics
16:940:503:A6:05239
Cross-listed:
 01:940:488:A6:05238
ONLINE, TTH, 4:00-6:00PM; 5/31 - 6/24/22
THOMAS STEPHENS
 

This course will review several points of Spanish grammar in context. It is designed to analyze and practice grammatical concepts as well as to recognize and use specific advanced structures in the Spanish language. The course further focuses on the development of formal linguistic skills through explicit grammar instruction, reading original texts by contemporary authors, and developing the link between literature and culture through writing and conversation. That is, this class, conducted in Spanish, will emphasize some specific, formal aspects of Spanish grammar in context.

Goals/objectives: Students will...

  • demonstrate control of grammatical structures and stylistic expression in Spanish in context;
  • recognize and identity the distinct levels of discourse and register, and the contexts in which the apply;
  • produce written texts that demonstrate the use and control of grammar in different discursive forms;
  • expand their knowledge of vocabulary and grammar through practice in both spoken and written Spanish;
  • compare instances of teaching grammar a various levels;
  • deliver a final project, suitable for inclusion in the Capstone Portfolio, that reflects an understanding and application of various levels of discourse;
    • or a project based in their subdiscipline such as translation or interpreting;
  • and is appropriate for a specific level of instruction, or some aspect of grammatical style appropriate for their discipline.

TOPICS IN HISPANIC LITERATURE AND CULTURE (CR. 3)
HISPANIC LEGENDS: FACT OR FICTION
16:940:598:D1:05142
Cross-listed: 01:940:492:D1:05244
ONLINE, MTTH, 9:00-1:05PM; 6/27 - 7/22/22
SARA TEARDO

PREREQ: 940:331 OR 940:332 OR 940:333 OR 940:334 OR 940:335 OR 940:336 OR PERMISSION OF DEPT.
 
Based on legendary figures from the Hispanic world, specifically La Malinche and Evita , this course analyzes how these figures have become global icons over time and what they can teach us about our own world. Drawing on a variety of sources, both visual and written, Hispanic Legends intends to offer an in-depth introduction to key issues such as the role of literary narratives vs historical accounts, while discovering meaningful connections to present day society. It will also provide MAT students with examples and ideas on how to incorporate literature across the curriculum.