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2022 Summer Spanish Workshop

Date: Tuesday, July 26 - Friday, July 29, 2022
Where: University of Utah Campus, Language & Communication Building, 255 S Campus Drive, Room 1945, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112 (Google Map)
Course Times: 9:00am to 4:00pm daily
Registration Cost: $95 (registration required)
Instructors: Jacqueline Sheean, PhD, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Department of World Languages and Cultures, University of Utah; Alejandro Quin, PhD, Associate Professor of Spanish , Latin American Literature and Culture, Department of World Languages and Cultures, University of Utah

Day 1 - 2

Title: Teaching Film in the Language Classroom (Sheean)


This two-day workshop will focus on teaching film in Spanish language classrooms. The goals of our workshop are two-fold: we will consider how cinema may support learning objectives related to cultural competency and language learning at the intermediate level while also working to advance students’ multimedia literacy. We will review the basics of cinematic form in order to develop frameworks of analysis that incorporate an understanding of film as a visual language. After examining questions of genre, content, and style, we will review strategies for the pedagogical applications of film analysis and develop assignments and activities that focus on cinema’s unique power to represent cultural identity and social change. The workshop will include case studies with age-appropriate materials.  

Day 3 - 4

Title: Palabras clave en la cultura latinoamericana [Keywords in Latin American Culture] (Quin)


Este taller de dos días busca ofrecer a los asistentes una breve revisión crítica actualizada de varios conceptos o palabras clave del archivo cultural latinoamericano, considerando su historia, sus posibilidades pedagógicas y algunos debates recientes. Desde un análisis genealógico y discursivo examinaremos, en particular, la formación, trayectoria y significado de conceptos centrales tales como cultura popular, transculturación, populismo, diferencia colonial, indigenismo, mestizaje y modernidad dentro del heterogéneo imaginario cultural de la región. Se tendrán en cuenta asimismo materiales y estrategias que permitan situar en el salón de clase las ideas y procesos sociales que aquellos designan.

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Tuesday, July 26 - Friday, July 29, 2022




Workshop fee: $95

Participants have the option of signing up for 2 graduate-level credits of SPAN 6900 for an additional $50.

The workshop is open to all K12 teachers.

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Last Updated: 6/14/22