F501 Winter 2019 Cinema for Spanish Conversation
Mondays, 11:50–1:15, Jan. 28–Feb. 18
Instructors: Ligia Glass, Tom Black
In this class, participants will watch Spanish-language movies to learn more about Hispanic culture, including language, traditions, cuisine, history, and social and family values. They will observe daily-life culture in a wide variety of settings. Subtitles will provide flexibility and facilitate understanding. Summaries of the films, a glossary of terms, cultural notes, and topics for conversation will be provided to participants to facilitate Spanish conversation after the film is viewed. Come and join us for popcorn and a viewing of some delightful movies of the Spanish-speaking world. An intermediate level of Spanish is recommended for this course.
Ligia Glass is a native of Panama and retired from the US 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 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 postgraduate 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.