F502 Spring 2019 Culture and Language in Spanish Conversation
Tuesdays, 9:40–11:05, Mar. 26–Apr. 30
Instructor: Ligia Glass
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 Macchu Picchu, Peru; Iguazu Falls, Argentina; Cartagena, Colombia; and Paraguay. Pablo Neruda and Frida Kahlo show us their world through poems and paintings. Come and join us for a very informal and informative class. We promise you will have fun!
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 at all levels of Spanish. She has also taught Spanish with Fairfax County Adult and Community 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.