Mondays, 9:40–11:05, Mar. 26–Apr. 30
Instructors: Ligia Glass, Tom Black
This course will continue with emphasis on class participation and interaction as students discuss several topics of interest. Discussions on literature, art, and language idioms, as well as reading magazines and newspapers and viewing films, will give the students the opportunity to continue with the study of the language in different informal and informative settings. Students will have the opportunity to present short talks on topics such as travel, language, cuisine, and other personal experiences. Students will share with each other their knowledge of the Spanish world as they have experienced it. ¡Hablemos Espanol! promises to be informal, informative, but most of all fun! You will not be disappointed.
Ligia Glass is a native of Panama and retired from the Securities and Exchange Commission. She has over 20 years of experience teaching Latin American literature and all levels of Spanish. She has also taught Spanish with Fairfax County Adult and Continuing Education, and has been an OLLI instructor for several years. Glass holds an MA in foreign languages, an MA in Latin American area studies, and has had post-graduate studies in Latin American literature.
Tom Black is a retired federal prosecutor with extensive experience working in Latin America. During his tenure in the US Department of Justice’s Office of International Affairs, Black served as the associate director for South America, and later for Mexico, Central America, and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, until he left government service in 2013. Since retiring, Black has continued his interest in Spanish language and cultures by attending classes at OLLI.