The Master of Arts in Teaching Spanish program will continue its lecture series in applied linguistics on Monday, November 27th. José Plácido Ruiz-Campillo from Columbia University will present “Alice in Timeland: Towards an Operative Mapping of the Spanish Verbal System in the Classroom.” The temporal value usually assigned to verb forms in Spanish hurts, rather than helps, a conscious understanding of their meaning and contrastive use among learners of L2 Spanish. This workshop will introduce participants to an alternative model based on spatial values through activities that will allow learners to understand, and produce, in a significant and conscious way any verb usage available in the Spanish verbal system.
This free event, which begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Campus Center’s Viewing Room is open to all. Contact Dr. Próspero García for additional information.