Cuernavaca Promo Spring 2016 - 2

Want to study abroad to experience the full measure of language + culture?  Come to the informational meeting!

DATE:  THURS., FEB. 11th

TIME:  2 – 3 p.m.

PLACE: Trimble Hall 200

GENERAL INFORMATION:
*Study Spanish in Cuernavaca, Mexico – a colonial city in the heart of Mexico known for its eternal spring weather
*Live with a Mexican family!
*Interact with native speakers.
*Experience Mexican culture first hand: in the classroom, on the cobblestone streets or in the market.
*Attend classes on the beautiful campus of the Spanish Language Institute.

COST:  Students pay in-state tuition to UTA in addition to program fees, room, board, and excursions. Student Financial Aid applies! Scholarships are available at the Department of Modern Languages for eligible students, in addition to UTA.

URL:  http://utaencuernavaca.wordpress.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Dr. Ray Elliott – elliott@uta.edu

tutoriaUTSI will be offering FREE tutoring starting Monday, Feb. 1st. Please note the *change of venue* from other semesters: tutoring will be in the Central Library. (See details below.)

TIMES:  (For full details on tutors, click HERE.)
Mon. & Wed.  12-4 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs.  9-10 a.m. and 2-3 p.m.
Fri.  12-2 p.m.

PLACE:  Central Library, 2nd Floor
(NW corner between Rm. 203 & UTSI Tutoring Center)

Spanish Writing Center - Image for blogHola estudiantes,

The Spanish Writing Center of UTA is offering several workshops this spring to help you with your writing. Each workshop will have a specific focus. Be sure to take advantage of this if you need extra help, especially if you are taking an intermediate level class and plan to go on to major or minor in Spanish! Below is the schedule for SPRING 2016.

MEETING DAYS:  Every other Monday (see dates below)
TIME:   12 p.m.
PLACE: Trimble Hall 200 NOTE CHANGE OF DATE FOR 1st MEETING: FEB. 15th!
FOOD!!!  Enjoy some pizza while you learn!!  

pizza slice

Topics to be covered in the SPRING 2016 WORKSHOPS:
*FEB. 8th = Changed to FEB. 15th        – USOS de SER y ESTAR
*FEB. 22nd    – EL IMPERFECTO
*MAR. 7th      – EL PRETÉRITO
*MAR. 28th    – LOS ACENTOS
*APR. 11th      – EL SUBJUNTIVO
*APR. 25th     – EL ENSAYO

NOTE: The Spanish Writing Center is also available to students for general consultation in Trimble Hall 303.  For information on hours of availability, click HERE.  For other information, send an email to Dr. Ignacio Ruiz Pérez: iruiz@uta.edu.

Saludos,
Catherine Ortiz  (cortiz@uta.edu)
Coordinator – Lower Level Spanish Program

Spring 2016 – ¡Bienvenidos!

Posted: 7 January 2016 in General Info

regreso a clasesHola estudiantes,

The student blog has now been updated with all course syllabi for the Spring 2016 Semester.

Be sure to select from CAMPUS or WEB classes as appropriate.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

 

1. ACCESS TO CONNECT (once your Connect course has been paired with Blackboard – check with your instructor first):
If you are taking SPAN 1441 or are a transfer student and need to purchase access to Connect (where you complete online assignments for campus classes / all coursework for web classes) for the first time but are waiting for funds to arrive for financial aid, etc., you can take advantage of the Courtesy Access to be able to gain access to your assignments immediately. Courtesy access is good for two weeks. Instructions for this are in the registration files on the blog pages for each level.

2. START STRONG — FREE TUTORING PROGRAM OPTIONS: UTSI (University Tutorial & Supplemental Instruction) offers 6 FREE hours of private tutoring for first-time freshmen enrolled in SPANISH 1441 or SPANISH 1442.  To sign up, students must visit UTSI in Ransom Hall 205. Upon completion of their first tutoring appointment by February 12th, they will receive five additional free tutoring hours (six in total). Students who used the program do not need to register with the UTSI office again, but must still meet the new deadline. Hours from the previous semester do not carry over. SPANISH LAB – ALL STUDENTS:  UTSI will be offering free ‘walk-in’ tutoring to all students during the spring semester on the 2nd floor of the Central Library.  The start date for this and hours offered for ‘walk-in’ tutoring will be announced within the first few weeks of classes starting.

3. HERITAGE SPEAKERS ENROLLED IN SPAN 2314: If you are a heritage speaker of Spanish (i.e., you understand Spanish well and speak fairly fluently, but you need to take this level course for credit), you SHOULD be enrolled in a section of SPAN 2315, which is designed for heritage speakers and which addresses your specific needs with respect to grammar and composition.

Courses in SPAN 2315 are offered at these days and times for the Spring 2016 semester:

DAYTIME =  SPAN 2315-001    MWF  10:00-10:50 a.m.
EVENING =  SPAN 2315-002   MW     7:00-8:20 p.m.

For any questions about transferring to one of the above sections, please contact the Modern Languages office immediately at: 817.272.3161 or email: modladvisor@uta.edu

4. HERITAGE SPEAKERS ENROLLED IN BEGINNER LEVELS:
As stated in the course description for all Lower Level Spanish courses, heritage speakers are not allowed to take beginner level courses. If you have previous knowledge of Spanish, you need to take the CLEP test to determine if you can place out of all 4 levels of Spanish or if you should begin in Level 2 or 3.  Click HERE for information about taking the CLEP test.

If you have any questions, please email me or your instructor.

Best wishes for a successful spring semester!

Saludos,

Catherine Ortiz
Coordinator, Lower Level Spanish Program
cortiz@uta.edu

Hola estudiantes,

Here is the Final Exam Schedule for the Fall 2015 semester. (A more detailed version can be found using the link in the blogroll to the left.)

Final Exam Schedule - Fall 2015

PLEASE NOTE:

  1. Your final exam will be in your usual classroom.
  2. The date and time is determined by your class days (MWF daytime or MW evening) and the usual class time.

There should not be a conflict of interest with the times of any of your other final exams, but if you discover a discrepancy with anything in your schedule, please contact your instructor immediately.

¡Buena suerte!

Catherine Ortiz  (cortiz@uta.edu)
Coordinator – Lower Level Spanish Program

SPANISH LANGUAGE THROUGH FILM2314 Students:

Are you planning to MAJOR or MINOR in SPANISH?

Get off to an exciting start with this fun Wintermester course:
“SPANISH LANGUAGE THROUGH FILM.”
Learn about the Spanish Language and culture while exploring films that take place in Spain and Latin America!

COURSE NUMBER:  SPAN 3313-001
SCHEDULE:              M-F, 8-11:45 a.m.
FILMS:
Chico y Rita (Cuba)
Miss Bala (Mexico)
El secreto de sus ojos (Argentina)
También la lluvia (Bolivia)
Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (Spain)

QUESTIONS? Contact Dr. Sonia Kania: skania@uta.edu

LSH Día de los Muertos 2015UPCOMING EVENTS with
LA SOCIEDAD HISPÁNICA

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS
DATE:    Monday, Nov. 2nd
TIME:    11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
PLACE: UC – Concho Room

WHAT:  There will be an altar honoring loved ones that have passed away. This is a FREE event where you can enjoy food, light refreshments, art and entertainment. They will also be raffling off a gift basket filled will various Mexican treats including a gift card and other Day of the Dead items.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
ISO FOOD FAIR
DATE: Tuesday, Nov. 3rd
TIME: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
PLACE: In front of the UC
WHAT: Walking Tacos and Agua de Limón

JOIN LA SOCIEDAD HISPÁNICA!
La Sociedad Hispánica (LSH) is an organization for students of Spanish heritage or those simply interested in promoting the culture on campus. All UTA students with an interest in the Spanish language and Hispanic/Latino culture may become a member. La Sociedad Hispánica meets every Wednesday from 12-1 p.m. in Trimble Hall 216. Dues are only $10 a semester. Students can also sign up for text alerts by texting @lshmavs to 81010.  Questions?  Email LSH President Jonathan Román-Díaz: jonathan.roman-diaz@mavs.uta.edu
OR… just come to the next meeting!

MORE INFORMATION:
La Sociedad Hispánica on FACEBOOK:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1494540990840886/

Click HERE for information on the blog.