Archive for Nancy Scott Hanway

Associate Professor in Spanish and LALACS at Gustavus Adolphus College


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 […]

German class field trip to New Ulm

Professor Pat Branstad’s German 201  class took a field trip to New Ulm, Minnesota on October 1.  New Ulm’s German heritage is evident in its restaurants, shops, and tourist sites. On the class trip, students  sampled  German dishes at Veigel’s Kaiserhoff restaurant and practiced eating the German (European) way, keeping knife in right hand and […]

Meet our Spanish language teaching assistant,Clara González Tosat

We are delighted to welcome our language assistant for Spanish, Clara González Tosat to Gustavus. Below is her description of herself in English and Spanish. Be sure to say hello to her if you see her on campus! Hi, my name is Clara González Tosat! About me:  I’m 23 years old, and I am from Huesca, […]

European Day of Languages

 The European Day of Languages has been celebrated every year since 2001 on 26 September. Europeans are encouraged to be “plurilingual” – to learn multiple languages. Here are some bilingual and plurilingual celebrities.  “Throughout Europe, 800 million Europeans represented in the Council of Europe’s 47 member states are encouraged to learn more languages, at any […]

Brötchen und Butter: German 101 includes breakfast

Yum! Okay, so it doesn’t happen all the time. But for this class day, Professor Pat Branstad brought a typical German breakfast (Deutsches Frühstück) to her lucky German 101 students, who were able to sample the following menu. Menu: Brötchen (hard rolls) und Butter Wurst (sausage) Käse Orangensaft (orange juice) Aprikosen Marmelade (apricot jam) Himbeeren Marmelade (raspberry […]

French 101 at Gustavus: blogging “la très belle langue”

  For Professor Laurent Déchery’s French 101 class, students create blogs in order to practice their language skills. Andrea García blogs about her courses, what she does on the weekends, Thanksgiving vacation, and even about going to see “Twilight: Breaking Dawn.”  Check out her blog “C’est la vie”  here!  Gabe Gazzola blogs about her  friends, […]

Smoking Santa: Gustavus German classes study holiday traditions

Smoking santas, nutcrackers, and gingerbread! In Professor Pat Branstad’s German classes, students learned about Christmas holiday traditions in German-speaking countries recently, and also studied the German influence on American Christmas celebrations. On December 6, students celebrated Nikolaustag (Saint Nicholas Day) in class with traditional candies and Pfeffernüsse cookies. The following day the class used the […]

Perú: Gustavus Spanish students talk about studying in Lima

On Tuesday night, Gustavus students Rachel Chase, Ian Shay, and Grace Haugen talked to a packed house in the International Center about studying in Perú last year. Some of the highlights of their talk: visiting Machu Picchu, lively descriptions of the bus system in Lima, eating in “chifa” (Chinese-Peruvian fusion) restaurants, visiting a traditional rural […]