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SPA 20 — Spanish Through Short Stories

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Tuesdays
Course Format: On-campus course
Duration: 10 weeks
Date(s): Sep 26—Dec 5
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm
Drop Deadline: Oct 9
Units: 2
Tuition: $480
Instructor(s): Citlalli Del Carpio
Limit: 27
Status: Open
Please Note: No class on November 21
On-campus course
7:00—8:50 pm
Sep 26—Dec 5
10 weeks
Drop By
Oct 9
2 Units
Citlalli Del Carpio
Please Note: No class on November 21
In this lively, interactive course, students will boost their reading comprehension and speaking skills through captivating short stories from Latin America and Spain. A continuation of the “Beginning Spanish” series, this course uses audiovisual and textual support activities to aid students in further developing their interpretive and interpersonal language abilities. Classroom activities will include pair and group interactions, short films, vocabulary and grammar review, and oral presentations—all designed to expand and reinforce our understanding of the story and its cultural underpinnings. Upon completion of the course, students will comprehend written Spanish with greater ease and begin to recount their own stories with increased confidence.

This second-year course is intended for students who have completed “Beginning Spanish III” in Stanford Continuing Studies or its equivalent.

Citlalli Del Carpio, Lecturer in Spanish, Stanford

Citlalli Del Carpio specializes in Mexican culture. She has taught at UC Santa Cruz, San Jose State, and Arizona State, where she received an MA in Spanish language and culture. She was the Spanish editor at Yahoo and has published articles on Latino film and culture in La Opinión and other Spanish-language media in the United States.

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) Blanco & Tocaimaza-Hatch, Sueña, 3rd Edition (ISBN 978-1-62680-160-8)