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Students with Antonio Skármeta

Welcome to the University of Virginia’s Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. Our Department is strongly committed to excellence in the study of literatures, cultures, and languages. In the 2010 NRC ranking the University of Virginia graduate program in Spanish was ranked among the best in the nation.

Italian MA thesis presentations

Welcome to the University of Virginia’s Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. Our Department is strongly committed to excellence in the study of literatures, cultures, and languages. In the 2010 NRC ranking the University of Virginia graduate program in Spanish was ranked among the best in the nation.

Macchupicchu

Welcome to the University of Virginia’s Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. Our Department is strongly committed to excellence in the study of literatures, cultures, and languages. In the 2010 NRC ranking the University of Virginia graduate program in Spanish was ranked among the best in the nation.

Italian majors at the opera

Welcome to the University of Virginia’s Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. Our Department is strongly committed to excellence in the study of literatures, cultures, and languages. In the 2010 NRC ranking the University of Virginia graduate program in Spanish was ranked among the best in the nation.

Teaching Award recipients Emily Scida and Gustavo Pellón

Welcome to the University of Virginia’s Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. Our Department is strongly committed to excellence in the study of literatures, cultures, and languages. In the 2010 NRC ranking the University of Virginia graduate program in Spanish was ranked among the best in the nation.

Sigma Delta Pi Inductees - Fall 2013

Welcome to the University of Virginia’s Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. Our Department is strongly committed to excellence in the study of literatures, cultures, and languages. In the 2010 NRC ranking the University of Virginia graduate program in Spanish was ranked among the best in the nation.

Events

Friday, October 3rd

  1. Job Search Workshop for Graduate Students (3:30PM)
    • A job search workshop will be held for all interested graduate students in the Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese on Friday, October 3 at 3:30pm. (Location TBA)

      The workshop will be led byProfessors Alison Weber and Eli Carter.

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Friday, October 17th

  1. Roundtable on Foreign Language Teaching & Learning: From Sentence to Paragraph(s) (3:00pm)
    • Speakers: Esther Poveda and Paula Sprague, Dept. of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese
      Title: From Sentence to Paragraph(s): Teaching Writing and Critical Thinking in the Foreign Language Classrooms

      Description: As we all know, UVa has intensified the emphasis on writing across the disciplines in academic programs. This practice does not exclude writing in foreign languages given the professional goals of our students. This interactive session proposes to serve as a platform that will bring participants together for an intellectual and practical exchange of objectives, methods of instruction, assessment and/or technological innovations that have proven effective in teaching writing and advanced levels. Participants from all languages are welcome to bring their own classroom stories and experiences to share. If you would like to contribute actively, please contact the presenters (Paula Sprague – pas6ea@virginia.edu- and Esther Poveda –mp8yk@virginia.edu).

      Light refreshments will be provided.

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Friday, November 7th

  1. Roundtable on Foreign Language Teaching and Learning: Taking the UVA Hybrid Challenge (3:00pm)
    • Speakers: Ran Zhao, Dept. of East Asian Languages (Chinese), and Alison Levine, Dept. of French
      Title: Taking the UVA Hybrid Challenge: Lessons Learned from Two Flipped Language Classes

      Description: We will talk about our experiences “flipping” an intermediate French writing class and an elementary Chinese class, respectively. Supported by Hybrid Challenge funds from the UVA President’s Office, we both produced a series of video lessons, incorporated multimedia assignments, and redesigned our courses in order to try and improve student learning and motivation. We both also conducted a formal assessment of the results. We will report on what we made and did, the results of our studies, where we go from here, and lessons learned that might be useful to others.

      Light refreshments will be provided.

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