GRAD > SPAN > 515
This course is specifically designed for pre-service and in-service teachers of Spanish. By using film and readings in the literatures of Spanish America, it will develop historical, social, and cultural context for language instruction. Explicit connections to the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for Foreign Languages and the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning will be made. Class meetings will be conducted entirely in Spanish. The course is organized as a series of film-viewing and discussion sessions based on the films and the reading assignments. Students will gain experience researching film background, drawing critical connections to history, society, and culture, and designing units integrating film into language curriculum.