F501 Fall 2018 Culture and Language in Spanish Conversation
Tuesdays, 9:40–11:05, Sept. 18–Nov. 6 (No class Oct. 9)
Friday, 9:30–10:45, Oct. 12
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Instructors: Ligia Glass, Tom Black
To enjoy language learning, the culture of the country must be learned. Culture involves not only language but traditions, beliefs, music, art, food, religion, literature, social institutions, and anything that sets that particular country apart from another. In this Spanish conversation course, we strive to introduce the participants to different aspects of the Hispanic world via movies, lectures, books, and special guests. Participants are encouraged to share experiences of their travels in the Hispanic world, making the experience very valuable to the rest of the class. Ample vocabulary is given before each class so members can prepare themselves to participate in discussions after each presentation. We visit “with our imagination” many places such as Machu Pichu, Iguazu Falls, Argentina, Paraguay, and Cartagena. Pablo Neruda and Frida Kahlo show us their world through poems and paintings. Come and join us for a very informal but informative class. We promise you will have fun!
See F408 for Ligia Glass information.
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. In those roles, he helped manage US bilateral and multilateral law enforcement relations with our partners in the region. Since retiring, Black has continued his interest in the Spanish language and cultures by attending classes at OLLI.