Save the Date! On April 16 from 5:00-5:30 p.m. in AA196, the Dr. Joe Windham Students Voices Conference will feature two Spanish 202 alumni. Patrick Hamm and Marcy Delos will present their honors research projects on Mexican immigration to the United States. A Q&A session will follow. You won’t want to miss it!
Looking to practice your Spanish online? Check out these Web sites:
–Aveteca from Spain’s renowned Instituto Cervantes provides listening, reading, speaking and writing activities organized by level using the Common European Framework of Reference for Language: http://cvc.cervantes.es/ensenanza/actividades_ave/aveteca.htm
-University of Texas’s Spanish in Texas video clips http://www.coerll.utexas.edu/spintx/ and its related Grammar in Context exercises http://grammar.spanishintexas.org/ provide authentic input of immigrant and heritage speakers in the Lone Star State.
On Saturday, February 28, Spanish 102 honors students attended GALA Theatre’s production of Los empeños de una casa. The seventeenth-century play was written – in verse! – by Mexican nun, poet and feminist Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. The students enjoyed the music, humor and the twist that GALA gave the original comedy by setting it in 1940s Mexico.
Photo by Martha Davis
“Una sorjuana,” the 200 peso bill, which features Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz’s portrait.