Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Department Blog

Hispanic Film-Fest 

Second Gustavus Hispanic FilmFest – Coming Soon!

Two years after its first edition, the Gustavus Hispanic Film Festival is back! Just like in 2013, this year the GHFF has been made possible through a grant received from PRAGDA, a distribution company sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Culture. For this second edition, we are glad to have six amazing new films from […]

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International Festival at Gustavus

Nothing to promote understanding among nations like the international Festival at the college each November. Alumni Hall beams with color and festivity from the four corners of the world as students, and faculty, showcase the products and discuss the practices and perspectives from countries around the world. This year, Spain, Mexico, Chile, Vietnam and China, […]

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Global China Connection(GCC)

Global China Connection (GCC) is one of the biggest student-run non-profit organizations that helps develop relationships among young people mainly from China, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and other international communities. GCC now has over sixty branches in the universities and colleges in the United States. It creates opportunities for Chinese students and […]

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Students Discuss the Drama of Unaccompanied Children Crossing the US Border

The students in Mayra Taylor’s Spanish 200 class worked during the past few weeks to bring awareness to the issue of unaccompanied children crossing the US border.   Students did research and class presentations on the subject, participated in the Act of Love campaign, and teamed up with Rev. John Guttermann who screened the film Which […]

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“I Love LA MESA”

Submitted by Dang Le, Spanish Academic Assistant “I love La Mesa!” exclaimed Estew Diante merrily, one of the most dedicated members of the Spanish Table who goes to the meeting on Tuesday as often as she goes to church. She is not alone, of course. Every Tuesday evening, Spanish-learning students at Gustavus Adolphus College gather […]

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Spanish & LALACS students kick off the fall semester!

       On Sunday, September 14th, 2014 students of Spanish & LALACS gathered in the Arboretum for a picnic and a literal kick off to the fall semester. In spite of the rain, the soccer match was on! Two opposing teams of faculty, students (and future students) formed, sporting LALACS tees in honor of […]

Creative Inquiry 

Proud of our Majors: Bri Malecha and Andrew Malo

                 Brianna Malecha’17 (Spanish and Biology) and Andrew Malo’17 (Spanish and Education) presented at this year’s Creative Inquiry held on May, 2nd, 2014. Malecha’s presentation entitled “A Victim of His Work,” focuses on Juan, the protagonist in “Los censores” an Argentine short story written by Luisa Valenzuela. Malecha […]

Books 

“Spanish Literacy Bags Continue Student Engagement in the Community”

Angelique Dwyer’s Spanish 280 course: Introduction to Literature and Film in Spanish, partnered with the St. Peter Public Library. As part of this class, students made Spanish Literacy Bags for both Spanish and English speaking children. These themed bags include various exciting materials that engage children while improving their Spanish literacy skills. The multi-level bags will […]

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“Students Change their Perspectives through Content-Based Instruction”

The Spanish faculty has recently adopted the content-based method of instruction in their lower level courses. Content-based instruction aims to utilize the target language as a vehicle through which content is learned. In essence, the target language is not taught in an isolated manner, but rather implicitly. This allows for an optimal opportunity for students to […]

Students in Costa Rica 

J-Term in Costa Rica 2015

J‐TERM 2015: Learn Spanish in beautiful Costa Rica!!! No previous Spanish study required! Profesora Mayra Taylor will be leading a J-Term course to Costa Rica in 2015. Take a short-term Spanish course tailored to your level — from beginning to advanced– as you explore the natural beauty of Costa Rica. You’ll study Spanish at a […]