F502 Winter 2020 Spanish Conversation Forum
Wednesdays, 9:40–11:05, Jan. 29–Feb. 19
Instructors: Ligia Glass, Tom Black
Class limit: 16
This class aspires to promote lively conversation in Spanish about topics chosen by the participants. ts may include those the group decides to address based upon, for example, personal experiences, historical figures, movies, books, current events, or any other appropriate theme. will also have the freedom to raise and pursue impromptu discussions during class time. is the goal and all participants are encouraged, indeed expected, to contribute to the exchange of knowledge, information, ideas, and points of view. presentations will be used only to the extent necessary to promote a free and open dialogue among the class members about the topic under examination. grammar and no English. us, be part of a group of very interesting people from different backgrounds, all of whom love to speak La Lengua de Cervantes.
Ligia Glass is a native of Panama and retired from the Securities and Exchange Commission. She has over 21 years’ experience teaching all levels of Spanish, and Latin American literature in Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). She has also taught Spanish with the Fairfax County Adult Education Program (ACE), and has been an OLLI instructor for several years. Glass holds an MA in foreign languages, MA in Latin American area studies, and ABD 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.