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

educacion-espanolHola estudiantes,

Many of you may be taking Spanish courses simply to fulfill a requirement in your major. Others may be considering options for majoring or minoring in Spanish, or obtaining a Certificate in Translation/Interpreting.  Regardless, we would like you to consider the following benefits when making your choices:

Spanish is one of the most spoken languages throughout the world and it is tightly woven into the past, present and future of Texas and the United States. Unlike other languages, Spanish is not a language you use when you go somewhere else; it is a language that is directly relevant to our day-to-day life in Texas. Indeed, Spanish is expected to be the first language of at least 50% of the U.S. population within 50 years. In this context, knowing Spanish will open many doors for students, including opportunities in Education, International Business, Politics, Public Relations, or Diplomacy.

We have posted informational files for you on these pages of the blog:

MAJOR or MINOR in SPANISH:  Click here.
QUESTIONS: Contact Dr. Sonia Kania — skania@uta.edu

CERTIFICATE in TRANSLATING & INTERPRETING:  Click here.
QUESTIONS: Contact Dr. Alicia Rueda Acedo — aliciarueda@uta.edu

FAST TRACK FOR ACCELERATED COMPLETION OF SPANISH:
Need to finish the last 2 semesters (2313 & 2314) of Spanish to complete your degree or get a head start on a Spanish major or minor? You can do it all in 1 semester!  For Spring 2015, just enroll in these courses:
SPAN 2313-132
SPAN 2314-132
This accelerated course is offered MWF, from 10-12.  Call the MODL department for standard clearance to enroll (only requirement is having passed SPAN 1442 with a grade of 70 or higher before Spring 2015).  Tel. 817.272.3161.

GENERAL QUESTIONS:
Email Department of Modern Languages — modladvisor@uta.edu — or phone the department number listed above.

Saludos,

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