Entries tagged with ‘highlight’

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, […]

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 […]

“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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

Spanish section holds “tertulia” about Spain

On October 9, the Spanish section held the first tertulia about Spain.  The word tertulia refers to a circle of people who gather together to discuss literature, art, politics, or another theme. Stephanie Glasser and Laura Fliceck discussed their experiences as students in Valencia, while Andrei Hahn talked about his university life in Alcalá de Henares.  All […]

Hispanic Heritage Month!

Hispanic Heritage Month/ Mes de la Hispanidad: Below are events related to the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month in October! Come and have fun, get involved, and learn about the Hispanic World! Several of these events are to kick-off the new major in Latin American, Latino & Caribbean Studies! On campus/in Saint Peter Saturday, October 6, […]

Chinese Skype Exchange a Success

This morning Lance Erickson and Keenan Madson, two students currently taking Chinese 102, participated in a test Skype language exchange with two individuals in Taiwan in the field of international trade. In the future, the Culpeper Language Learning Center hopes to create more opportunities such as this one, integrating them into current courses when possible. […]