Diversity in Action Poster 2015The Arlington Public Library and the UTA Department of Modern Languages is organizing the following event and needs volunteers to help:

Event:  El día del niño ~
The Day of the Child
Date:    Saturday, May 2nd, 2-4 p.m.
Place:  MAC Center (Soccer Gym)

Questions & Further Information:
Dr. Alicia Rueda Acedo
aliciarueda@uta.edu

Volunteers are needed for:
*Bilingual storytime in any language
*Sports Exhibitions
*Collecting books in English & other languages (so that each child who attends can receive a book)
*Setting up and Closing Down
*Helping out with various activities:  chalk drawings, painting, crafts, hula hoop, bubbles, castle-building, bounce house, etc.  (more ideas are most welcome!)
*Setting tables & serving food
*Parking supervision

 

 

ABOUT  EL  DÍA  DEL  NIÑO:

El día del niño is a family event created to celebrate childhood and literacy.

It is a multi-cultural celebration of children, families and reading that culminates every year on April 30th.

The celebration emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Hundreds of libraries, schools and communities throughout the country will host celebrations and programs that honor multiculturalism and stress the importance of literacy.

The event will include a variety of nationalities and languages.

TO PARTICIPATE:  Contact Dr. Rueda Acedo at the email listed above.

Hola estudiantes,

For those of you who are interested in pursuing a future career in translating or interpreting in Spanish, be sure to attend the Modern Languages 2nd Annual Lectures held this month as you will be able to get lots of valuable information and tips about how to prepare yourself.  Keep in mind that this is something that you can begin to do while you are still a student!

2nd Annual MODL Lectures - Trans-InterLECTURE: How to become a Professional Translator / Interpreter
SPEAKERS: Holly Behl (UTA graduate) & Martina Heine-Kilic
DATE: Tuesday, March 24th
PLACE: Trimble Hall 200 (2nd Floor Auditorium)
TIME: 2-3 p.m.
FILE: 2nd Annual MODL Lectures – Translator-Interpreter

For general information about obtaining a Certificate in Translating / Interpreting from UTA, see the files posted on this blog: https://lowerlevelspanish.wordpress.com/translation-interpreting-certificates/ 
For any further questions, you may email Dr. Alicia Rueda Acedo: aliciarueda@uta.edu

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

noticiasHola estudiantes,

For students taking SPAN 2314 (or upper levels— remind your friends!), here is a discussion sheet for tomorrow’s conversation practice session (see blog entry below) —

LA MESA ESPAÑOLA – 18 MARZO 2015

Hope to see you there!!!

Saludos,

Catherine Ortiz
Coordinator for Lower Level Spanish

Email: cortiz@uta.edu

HABLEMOS ESPAÑOLIf you are a non-native (not a heritagae speaker) of Spanish and are enrolled in SPAN 2314, the Spanish Section is pleased to announce that there will be bi-monthly conversation sessions, Mesa española, offered for students in your level as well as those taking 3000 level courses.

Below is the general information which is also available in this file:  Mesa española – Información

 

 

¿Cuándo?             Los miércoles que aparecen abajo

¿A qué hora?      De 12:00 a 12:50 p.m.

¿Lugar?                El salón enfrente del LAC  (tercer piso de Trimble Hall)

 HORARIO:  Fechas y Temas de Conversación

miércoles, 18 de febrero – La familia y las relaciones personales
miércoles, 4 de marzo –  Las vacaciones y el tiempo libre
miércoles, 18 de marzo – Las noticias y los temas de actualidad
miércoles, 1 de abril – Las bromas y los pasatiempos
miércoles, 15 de abril – El dinero y el trabajo
miércoles, 6 de mayo  – Los estudios y el futuro

Hola estudiantes,

For those of you who have been using the Courtesy Access on Connect, here is a file that explains how to upgrade to the fully licensed version when your Courtesy Access expires:

How To Upgrade from Courtesy Access to Licensed Access on CONNECT

Saludos,

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

UTSI logoUNIVERSITY TUTORIAL and SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTION

FREE TUTORING in SPANISH – SCHEDULE FOR SPRING 2015 —

PLACE: Trimble Hall 303 (the room opposite the L.A.C.)

SCHEDULE: (beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 4th)

Wednesdays: 2-4 p.m.

Thursdays: 1-2 p.m.

Tutor:  Cristina González-Martínez

tutoriaADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR FRESHMEN:
START STRONG PROGRAM — UTSI (University Tutorial & Supplemental Instruction) offers 6 FREE hours of private tutoring for first-time freshmen enrolled in SPANISH 1441 or SPANISH 1442. The deadline for signing up for this program is February 27th. To sign up, students must visit UTSI in Ransom Hall 205. Upon completion of their first tutoring appointment by February 27th, 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.

regreso a clasesHola estudiantes,

The student blog has now been updated with all course syllabi for the Spring 2015 semester.

Be sure to select from CAMPUS or WEB classes.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

1. ACCESS TO CONNECT: If you are a transfer student and need to purchase access to Connect for the first time but are waiting for funds to arrive for financial aid, etc., you can take advantage of the Courtesy Access temporarily.  PLEASE NOTE that the files currently posted on various blog pages state that there is a “3-week free trial.”  This has recently been changed and is now “2-week courtesy access.”

2.  START STRONG — FREE TUTORING PROGRAM:  UTSI (University Tutorial & Supplemental Instruction) offers 6 FREE hours of private tutoring for first-time freshmen enrolled in SPANISH 1441 or SPANISH 1442. The deadline for signing up for this program is February 27th To sign up, students must visit UTSI in Ransom Hall 205.  Upon completion of their first tutoring appointment by February 27th, 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.

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 2015 semester:

SPAN 2315-001 MWF    11-11:50  a.m.
SPAN 2315-002 MW      5:30-6:50 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

Saludos,

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