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El Departamento de Lenguas Modernas/CLAS y Phi Omicron/SIGMA DELTA PI de Azusa Pacific University con la AATSP/SoCal se unen para crear The Juan Bruce-Novoa Series on The Chicano/Latino Experience.
Las charlas presentarán el tema chicano/latino desde diferentes disciplinas: literatura, historia, arte, psicología, etc.
Se invita a estudiantes de universidad y de secundaria.
El 12 de enero nos reunimos en la biblioteca pública Montrose-Crescenta para escuchar a la Prof. Ana Sánchez-Muñoz en su charla El español como lengua heredada. Testimonios desde el aula. Al evento asistieron maestros y profesores de español.
Entre los asistentes:
Ana Sánchez-Muñoz (CSUN), Lizeth Moya (CSUN), Marta Lopez-Garza (CSUN), David Zarazúa (USC), Cesar J. Vallejo (PCC), Loknath Persaud (PCC), Valentin González-B. (BIOLA), Deborah Holmberg (APU), Leticia Gutiérrez (La Serna HS), Marcela Rojas (APU), Araceli Espinosa (MCLASC), Carolina Almánzar-L (JB High School), Leticia González, Sergio Navarro (Redondo Union HS).
Queremos invitarle al primer concurso de deletreo en español que están organizando nuestros capítulos de AATSP/SoCal y Sigma Delta Pi para estudiantes de escuelas secundarias del área para el 13 abril del 2013, 2-5PM en el Auditorio del City Hall de la ciudad de Azusa.
Dele una oportunidad a sus estudiantes de demostrar sus capacidades en español además de representar a su escuela en este evento. Certificados de participación a todos los concursantes. Premios especiales al primer, segundo y tercer lugar.
Profesores y estudiantes de español de varias escuelas y universidades participaron en la Tertulia Literaria organizada por la AATSP/SoCal y nuestro capítulo de Sigma Delta Pi. Esa noche el poeta y escritor Valentin González-Bohórquez presentó su libro de poemas Árbol temprano.
La profesora Mayer, asistente al evento dijo: …the young people have been gently coached into a fuller participation in the Hispanic/Latino cultural experience, through music and literature … The love poems of Valentin …were very inspirational. The people that gathered also were inspirational and they had a sense of humor; the whole event had the feeling of a Bohemian night in Latin America, …I thoroughly enjoyed the night, the company …and I thank …for inviting me to be part of this experience…
Asistentes escuchan atentamente. Entre ellos los profesores David Zarazúa de USC, Artemiza Hernández de Biola, María Meyer y Debra Holmberg de APU, James H. Parr de UCR entre otros.
Algunos de los asistentes al evento:
It was 7:30 am on Saturday, October 27. Wilden Hall de APU began to fill with teachers and students of Spanish and Portuguese language and literature from over 20 universities and colleges of Southern California who came to attend the Fall Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Southern California Chapter (AATSP/SoCal). Visitors were pleasantly impresed by the smile and kindness with which they were received by the more than 30 APU’ student volunteers (SPAN301, SPAN431 and SPAN101) in the event. This was the second time that the Department of Modern Languages of APU has served as host of this academic, literary and cultural event. The first time was during the Spring of 2010.
After a delicious breakfast, attendees were to participate in some of the 20 workshops and lectures by expert teachers in areas of literature, linguistics, pedagogy and new teaching technologies. Dr. Marcela Rojas, Associate Professor of Spanish at APU, and current President of the AATSP/SoCal said, “All attendees were very impressed with the quality of the conferences/presentations, and we agree with them.”
One presentation that caused particular expectation was made by Dr. Armin Schwegler, professor of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California, Irvine, who presented the theme “Saving a Language through L2 Teaching: On the Extraordinary Case of Spanish-based Palenquero “. This presentation provided a poignant example where the teaching of a second language (Palenquero, a Spanish-based creole spoken in northern Colombia) has saved a local vernacular from imminent death. In 2005, UNESCO declared the community in question, “Palenque of San Basilio, Colombia, as Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of the Humanity.” Palenque is considered the first free town in America. In April of this year, when President Obama was attending to the Summit of the Americas helded in Cartagena, Colombia, he was invited to visit Palenque of San Basilio (one hour from Cartagena) with the Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos.
Among other important presentations was the plenary meeting helded by Wiley’s representative, Saddleback College Prof. LeeAnn Stone on “Web 2.0 Collaboration Tools for Developing Spanish Proficency”. Wiley, one of the sponsors of the conference, is considered one of the largest professional publishers and scholarly societies. APU’s presentations were given by Prof. Rojas on “Learning Through Service in Spanish Courses: A Pedagogical Tool”, Prof. María Mayer “Mi amado viene a su huerto”: Conceptos de amor divino en los carmelitas Teresa y Gracián , and Prof. Maximo Rossi Jr and his student Daniel Grussi on “Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar and William Wallace, As Sources of Literaturization of Heroes and Legends.” Of particular interest was the presentation of thirty minutes Quixote, a Film, a production by UCLA Prof. Steven Ritz-Barr, which bring Cervantes masterpiece to life with marionettes created by himself.
Additional to Wiley, the event, which included a buffet lunch in Wilden Hall, it was also sponsored by APU’s Department of Modern Languages and Phi Omicron, APU’s chapter of Sigma Delta Pi Honorary Society.