Today Laurence Sumado, a Spansh 102 student, played traditional Spanish folk music for Professor Davis’s classes. You can watch his performance here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8pbUUEtxmE
Cake was provided by Laurence’s classmate, Dana Chambers-Souiri.
Thank you, Laurence and Dana for two great treats!
Study in Seville, Spain from June 2-13, 2014 and receive credit for SPA 201 or 202. Students must have completed SPA 102 or 201 or equivalent. The estimated cost of $2,400 includes a home stay, full meal plan, admission fees and health insurance. Airfare and NOVA tuition are not included. For more information, contact Professor Carmen Figueroa at email@example.com.
The Mexican Cultural Institute is hosting its Annual Day of the Dead Altar Open House on Saturday, November 2nd from 12-4 p.m. If you have never visited the institute, it is well worth the trip. It is housed in an old mansion with murals and other great finds. The address is 2829 16th Street NW DC. For more information visit http://us5.campaign-archive2.com/?u=2adc3b521559b665bcef5a379&id=a9058f0ac8&e=12113f1a55
From the mole to the guacamole, the empanadas colombianas to the guatemaltecas and the arroz mexicano to the arroz con leche, the potluck lunch sponsored by S.A.L.S.A. was a success. Thank you to those who prepared the food and to those who came to enjoy it. Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!
Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Monday, October 7th (12:00pm – 2pm)
Hispanic Student Panel
Join us for a dynamic discussion with current NOVA students
as they share their stories. Questions strongly encouraged!
Tuesday, October 8th (2pm-4pm)
FREE Salsa Lessons & Contest
Come learn the basics of Cuban Salsa and put your new dance skills to the test!
Wednesday, October 9th (2pm-4pm)
Enjoy Hispanic Cuisine! Bringing a potluck is optional.
Thursday, October 17th (12pm-4pm)
Hispanic Heritage Celebration
FREE food, live performances, games, and PRIZES!!!
Please join the members of S.A.L.S.A. in celebrating the culture and people of El Salvador at tomorrow’s meeting. We will meet in AA131 from 2-3 p.m.
Here is a message from the S.A.L.S.A. President Jordan Floranz:
My name is Jordan Floranz and I am the current president of S.A.L.S.A. Thank you for having interest in the club. S.A.L.S.A’s Mission is to build and unite students/staff all around NOVA. However, you do not need to be Hispanic or Spanish to join this club. S.A.L.S.A is for everyone who has interest of learning and having fun throughout the semester. The first general meeting for S.A.L.S.A is Wednesday, September 4th at 2:00 p.m. in Room Bisdorf 131.
We will talk about the club’s goals and plan upcoming events for this semester. Also, I need your help to help S.A.L.S.A become an established club again. The club needs officers (Secretary & a Treasurer). I will discuss this on the first meeting. So are you ready to be apart of S.A.L.S.A? -Jordan Floranz
S.A.L.S.A Leaders & Advisors
President: Jordan Floranz
Vice President: Kelly Ramirez
Facutly Advisors: Martha Davis & Amanda Trostle
Here’s a great opportunity for Spanish-speaking NOVA students who are interested in expanding their Romance language horizons by learning Portuguese:
NOVA is organizing spring semester courses via Distance Learning with Brazilian classrooms. May 2014 classes will travel to Brazil for a two-week program (1 credit).
Want to study Portuguese 103 this semester and maybe go to Brasil in May 2014? Contact Stacey Bustillos@ firstname.lastname@example.org or Laura Franklin@ email@example.com!
SPA 205 – Spanish for Heritage Speakers
Fall 2013, MW 5:30-6:55, 3 credits (Class ID 51136)
• Do you speak Spanish at home? ⇐⇒ ¿Hablas español en casa?
• Are you Spanish-English bilingual? ⇐⇒ ¿Eres bilingüe?
• Do you want to improve your Spanish? ⇐⇒ ¿Quieres mejorar tu español?
• Do you want to train for your career? ⇐⇒ ¿Te quieres preparar para tu carrera?
“Spanish for Heritage Speakers” is a course designed for students who already have some background in the language. The main objectives for the course are to (re-)familiarize yourself with the written form of the language and to expand on your existing knowledge of Spanish-speaking cultures. The course also focuses on reading comprehension, spelling, and key grammatical structures that will help students to strategically construct well-written texts tailored to their needs.
Students will explore the past and present of Spanish-speaking countries in order to further enrich their knowledge of this heritage. Students should have completed through Spanish 202 or have the equivalent ability in Spanish. This course is also an ideal option for students who have completed an AP or IB course in Spanish in high school. Non-heritage speakers with the appropriate level are also welcome.
For more information: contact Professor Arana at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (703)933-3986
A new Humanities course is being offered at the Alexandria Campus for Fall 2013. HUM 295: The Hispanic Short Story will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Authors include Emilia Pardo Bazán, Jorge Luis Borges, Sandra Cisneros and others from Latin America, Spain and the U.S. All readings will be available (for free!) in English and Spanish, depending on the student’s preference. Please contact Professor Martha Davis (email@example.com) for more information.