Postcard-Preterit and Imperfect (Intermediate Level)

Students write a postcard to the instructor from the town of Gabriel García Márquez’s short story “La siesta del martes” [“Tuesday Siesta”] telling what they saw the day of the events narrated in the story. The purpose of this activity is to use the preterite and imperfect tenses at the same time that students review the plot.

Mock United Nations Summit (Advanced Level) 

Sudents prepare a mocUnited Nations summit meeting in order to determine Spains legitimacfor membership in 1945. Students represent other countries,such as Germany, the United States, Italy and, Russia, as well as representatives from the Republicaand Nationalist factions after the Spanish Civil War. As thepresented their cases, students needed to use the information they had learned about thetopic, but also came to understand the multiplicity of perspectives that played a role in the conflict.

Integrating Literary Theory and Critical Thinking (Advanced Level) (PPT presentation)

Students analyze aarticle through the lens of a literary theoryIn this case, students read Anthony Cascardis The Old and the New:The Spanish Comedia andthe Resistance to Historical Change,” a Marxist reading of Lope de Vega’s plaFuenteovejuna. The purpose of this activity is to familiarize students with literary theorand challenge them to be critical readers. In this course, students discussed articles focused on Marxism, Psychoanalysis, Linguistics, Sociology, and Law.