Spanish Faculty Projects
Digitized video for teaching preterite vs imperfect in Spanish
|Octavio Flores (Spanish, Wesleyan U.)
Project intended to create pedagogical materials using digitized video
for the teaching and evaluation of the aspectual differences between the
Spanish preterit and the imperfect. It will also serve as a pilot project
regarding the level of difficulty of digitizing medium size (5-8 minutes)
video segments and the delivery to the students.
Web-based assistance for reading poetry in Spanish
|Wilfredo Hernández, Zaira Rivera Casellas (Spanish, Trinity C. and Wesleyan U.)
Consortial project designed to facilitate the reading of poetry and
the understanding of terms related to the study of poetry at the intermediate
and advanced level. The project will consist of a web-based interactive
glossary of poetry terminology and poem annotations that will go beyond
traditional glossing since the web allows richer and more various forms
of annotations. A report of the project is available.
Multimedia annotation of historical texts for Spanish
|Julia Kushigian (Spanish, Connecticut C.)
She and her advanced students developed multimedia materials using
ERRATA to supplement the historical texts which they read.
Culture for low-intermediate Spanish using multimedia
She developed multimedia materials with the xMedia Engine to be used
in a course for "false beginners." The materials comprise a "virtual museum"
where students can improve their language skills while learning about artists
and their works within a historical and cultural context. This project
was recently extended with the cooperation of Prof. Kushigian's colleague,
Cristina Hernandez and a report on the progress
has been submitted.
Web pages for Business Spanish
|Jose Lopez-Marron (Spanish, Connecticut C.)
The purpose of this project is creating a web page that will include
the Marketing/ Public Relations/ Accounting projects created by the students
of the Business Spanish for Global Communication course at Connecticut
College as their final project during the 1999 Spring semester. The class
of sixteen students was divided into four groups, each group putting together
a marketing mix, a publicity campaign, and an accounting report for a product
to be sold to a Spanish-speaking public in either Latin America or within
the United States.
Web-based archive of multimedia pedagogical materials.
(Spanish, Wesleyan U.)
She is creating a database of pictures, texts exercises and other materials
for use in Spanish courses.
Pilot project to digitize audio
She conducted a pilot project involving her Intermediate Spanish courses
to develop procedures for the delivery of digitized audio.The project had
the cooperation of Wesleyan's
Technology Services and the CTW Mellon Project, and additional support
from a Keck grant. The project was tied to the transition from analog to
computer undergone by Wesleyan's Language Laboratory during the summer
of 1998. A report of the project is available.
Use of electronic mail and web in Spanish language courses
& Róger Sánchez-Berroa (Spanish, Wesleyan U.)
They explored the possibilities presented by electronic mail, the World
Wide Web and chat sessions to promote and improve the communication skills
of their students.
Annotation of "Garabatos" using xMediaEngine.
Rivera-Casellas (Spanish, Trinity C.)
She is annotating the Pedro Juan Soto's short story "Garabatos" with
multimedia using MacGALT. She hopes that the materials she develops will
allow students and instructors of Spanish alike to better understand the
Puerto Rican experience in the United States.
Faculty Projects by Language