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Summer Spanish Language Teacher Workshop

Monday, July 18, 2016 through Thursday, July 21, 2016
LNCO 1930, University of Utah map
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

The Spanish workshop is sponsored by the Department of World Languages and Cultures and the Second Language Teaching and Research Center.

USOE and University of Utah credit is available. Links for the University credit options will be provided to you during the workshop.

Parking Information 
We are providing parking free of charge in Lot #24 ONLY. (see map)  
You can use this following interactive map tool, click HERE to view our campus map tool.  Click on "Map Features" to enable your point of interest. 

Lunch Information
You will receive a prepaid lunch card for daily lunch in the University cafeteria.

Popular Music and Identity in the Caribbean and Mexico

Presented by Gema Guevara, PhD 

Professor Gema Guevara will teach a two-day workshop on popular music and identity in the Caribbean and Mexico.  The workshop will center on the ways that national and transnational identities construct our sense of popular culture.  We will discuss methods of teaching static elements of folklore, musical genres, and continually changing popular traditions to permit a broader understanding of “culture” that goes beyond stereotypes.   We will read various articles, analyze lyrics, discuss the historical travels of rhythms, and visually experience the bodily performance of various musical genres: salsa, cumbia, son, plena and rancheras.

Linguistics for the High School class

Presented by Tanya L. Flores, PhD

The workshop on Wednesday and Thursday will give you short practical lesson plans/ideas for how to introduce basic linguistic concepts into any level of high school Spanish. Topics will include sociolinguistics, pragmatics, and phonetics (aka "fun-etics"). There will be demos for teaching acoustics and pronunciation. Please bring your laptops (not tablets/phones) for free software downloads.



These are language immersion workshops taught in the target language. Contact Catherine Scott at with any questions.

Last Updated: 5/8/17