Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Saludos todos.  Aqui esta mas practica para Uds. 
1.  Think of any words that end in -ical...like identical, ethical, practical, fantatical, historical...and make them Spanish words like this:  identico, etico, practico, fanatico, historico.
Otro:  think of words that end in -al...like cultural, global, intellectual, ritual, emocional, normal...and make them Spanish like this:  cultural, global, intelectual (just drop that extra L), ritual...etc.  You get it. 
Su practica:  think of 10+ words for each category and post them in Spanish in the comment section of this post.
2.  Review Presentacion/ Leccion Quinta-the fifth lesson presentation on our blog, listed at the top of the page.  Take special note in slide #4. 
3.  Review, if you have the book Chapter 6-7.  If you do not,have the book, you can happily review what we have covered so far to domination and near perfection.
4.  Sing your introductory conversation to your favorite nursery rhyme.  :)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Trabajo Nuevo (New Work)

Por favor, escribe unas frases del libro y responde a las preguntas en la presentacion numero 3.  ¿Quiere una traduccion en ingles?  Please write some sentences from the book (p. 22) and respond to the questions from presentation 3.  Do you want an English translation?  :) Post under comment from this message.  Gracias y nos vemos pronto.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Frases Creativas

Post your most interesting and creative sentences here using the vocabulary from pages 8-11 in your "texto". 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Oct. 17 Class Alternative at UW LAX

Maru Buendía-Sentiés, “Making Films on the U.S.-Mexico Border,” 260 Graff Main Hall, 6-7 PM followed by reception. Free hors d’oeuvres.

Maru Buendía-Sentiés, MFA, is a US-Mexico borderlands filmmaker whose work focuses on human rights and immigration. A recipient of the Cary Grant Film Award (2007) of the Princess Grace Foundation, Buendia-Senties was born in Mexico City and raised on the U.S.-Mexico border. Her award-winning films have been featured in film festivals in Europe and the Americas. Her short film “Bienvenido” (2010) portrays the struggle of a Mexican immigrant to overcome stereotypes. Her 2009 award-winning "Entre Líneas" is a story about two friends—Caroline and Ricardo—who live on different sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Their friendship allows the viewer to perceive at the U.S.-Mexico borderlands culture, conflicts between Mexicans and Mexican Americans, and the universal struggle to maintain and find identity in a multicultural society. Buendia’s presentation will discuss her work and screen 2 short films.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Bienvenidos Otoño 2011

Welcome Fall 2011 Class!
I am so psyched to be teaching this class again.  Day one is a chance for us to get to know each other, your needs in this class, and learn some Spanish right quick-super rapido.  Each of you come with unique experiences in relation to the language and the cultures of Spanish speaking communities.  We will have short, and I mean short mini lectures so you can work in pairs to practice dialogues.  I will speak in Spanish as much as possible to give you as much understandable input as I can.  Remember (?) how you or your children learned their first language?  A baby-child listened for a year before starting to speak in understandable words and phrases.  We will accelerate this process with you, but not too fast.  I will expect you to verbally practice immediately, in class and at home.  There is an opportunity for online homework, in class practice and independent study.  Every Monday evening will be a great one.  Our final exam will be a dinner out with first language Spanish speakers.  Bienvenidos todos.