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  Spanish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Credit will be granted for systematic study of the Spanish language and culture in a recognized teaching institution, in a Spanish speaking country, approved in advance by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.
Intermediate level study abroad of the Spanish language and culture (the equivalent of SPA 201 and/or 202), with particular emphasis on communicative skills at this level.
The cultural traditions, festivals, and icons of the Hispanic world, their origins, underlying motives and roles they play in continuing to shape society’s culture and values.
www.usm.edu /fl/spa.htm   (618 words)

 Culture of Spain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Spanish is official throughout the country; the rest of these have co-official status in their respective regions and all are major enough that there are numerous daily newspapers in these languages and (especially for Catalan and Basque) a significant book publishing industry.
The generally warm and relatively dry summers have led to a culture in which a lot of life is lived outdoors, whether on a patio in the courtyard of a building or on a public plaza.
Spanish cuisine is made of very different kinds of dishes due to the differences in geography, culture and climate.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Culture_of_Spain   (2270 words)

 Spanish and Spain Culture
The art world in the early 20th century was influenced by a remarkable group of Spanish artists: Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, Joan Miró and Salvador Dalí.
Spanish musicians have taken the humble guitar to dizzying heights of virtuosity and none more so than Andrés Segovia (1893-1997), who established classical guitar as a genre.
Bakalao, the Spanish contribution to the world of techno, emerged from Valencia.
www.donquijote.org /culture/spain   (351 words)

 Spanish In Latinamerica - No title :(
Puerto Rico today is caught between two diverse cultures and is constantly under scrutiny and judgement of visitors with only a scant understanding of the island and its people.
The Taíno culture was the first infuence in Puerto Rican culture but it was Spanish culture which most greatly infuenced the island's history until the beggining of this century.
When the Spanish forced the Tainos into slavery, virtually the entire indigenous population was decimated, except for a few Amerindians who escaped into the remote mountains.
www.spanishinlatinamerica.com /puerto-rico.culture.asp   (319 words)

 Culture of Spain - bullfighting, food, wine, people and traditions
All Spanish towns and cities have their own special celebrations, as well as the national holidays such as Christmas, Easter Week, All Saints Day etc. The way in which the national events are celebrated also varies from place to place.
Spanish life has changed dramatically over recent years and many of the strict religious customs are giving way to more modern ways.
Spanish men tend to maintain eye contact with females for longer, although this does not mean anything.
www.idealspain.com /Pages/Information/Culture.htm   (1272 words)

 Spanish Courses at Western Michigan University
A general survey of the different fields of Spanish linguistics, both theoretical (e.g., phonetics, phonology, syntax, and semantics) and applied (e.g., pragmatics, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, and bilingualism).
Emphasis is on cultural understanding as an avenue to increased proficiency in the Spanish language.
Spanish instruction in existing courses at appropriate level for graduate students enrolled in a degree program who need knowledge of Spanish for their field of study.
www.wmich.edu /spanish/courses.htm   (1898 words)

 Learn Spanish Language and Culture with Spanish Tips
In Spanish, it is used over the letter 'n' to indicate an 'ny' sound, as in mañana.
Many business Spanish programs offer various ways of studying for the employee so that the time spent learning Spanish doesn't interfere with the daily grind of the office.
Spanish teachers who are non-native speakers of Spanish can benefit from a Spanish course.
spanish.lifetips.com   (1300 words)

 Spanish Courses - Minerva Spanish School - Quetzaltenango Guatemala
Well-educated Teachers, on average with more than 5 years of experience teaching Spanish as a second language, plan their classes individually for each student, depending on their level of Spanish experience and areas of interests.
While studying Spanish at the Minerva Spanish School, students learn about and experience the local customs of Quetzaltenango, the Maya culture, and the Spanish-speaking world in general.
Minerva Spanish School and Cultural Center is legally registered and qualified by the National Tourist Institute and the Guatemala Department of Education.
www.minervaspanishschool.com   (251 words)

 Spanish Culture
It is very important to understand the culture when speaking any language.
Spanish is perhaps one of the richest languages in the world.
Every country has different meanings and intentions for the same word and they have become part of their culture and folklore.
www.spanishbooster.com /SpanishCulture.htm   (101 words)

 Spanish Web Resources - Web Links
Online Spanish Help: if you haven't found what you were looking for in terms of resources for learning Spanish, take a look at this growing list of links.
Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultures @ Globe-Gate : this is a nice long list of sites, if you don't mind scrolling to find what you are looking for.
The American Association of Teachers of Spanish And Portuguese: an association dedicated to the study and teaching of Hispanic, Luso-Brazilian, and other related languages, literatures, and cultures.
college.hmco.com /languages/spanish/resources/students/links/index.html   (1568 words)

Spanish literary masterpieces of the twelfth to sixteenth centuries, in English translation, with consideration of their background and influence.
Spanish literary masterpieces of the seventeenth to twentieth centuries, in English translation, with consideration of their background and influence.
Spanish novel from the generation of 1898 to the beginning of the Civil War (1936).
www.washington.edu /students/crscat/spanish.html   (4439 words)

 Why you should contract a Spanish course
First of all, Spanish is the native language of nearly half of the population of the western hemisphere and more than 400 million people worldwide.
Spanish is an international language and the official language of 21 countries.
Spanish is the most studied foreign language in non-hispanic countries in America and Europe.
www.universpain.com /Spanish/Spanish.php   (370 words)

 Graceland University:Spanish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Spanish majors will be able to read, write and speak the language with a high degree of fluency and will be familiar with Hispanic literature and customs.
Study of the culture of Spain and Spanish America, with a focus on the main historical events, traditions, daily life, and Spanish contributions to Western culture.
Emphasizes the particular characteristics and contributions of Peninsular Spanish literature to Western culture as well as the relationship of Peninsular Spanish literature to the country’s social and political history.
www.graceland.edu /show.cfm?durki=1894   (804 words)

This course begins with a review and expansion of major concepts introduced in Spanish I. The objective of the course is to further develop the four skills of communication.
Spanish culture will be examined through the reading of culturally authentic materials.
Spanish IV is an advanced course for those students interested in refining their fluency and idiom usage in the language.
www.westboylstonschools.k12.ma.us /spanish.htm   (637 words)

 Spanish Abroad, Inc. Spanish Language Schools ~ Learn Spanish ~ Spanish Immersion
Our Spanish language study abroad programs can be customized providing the opportunity to learn Spanish in multiple countries such as Mexico, Costa Rica and Spain all as part of one program.
Remember you are not just going abroad to learn Spanish or to study Spanish at a university or Spanish language school, you are also going abroad to study in the country and learn more about the unique Spanish culture and the people of the region.
When contacting one of our study Spanish language abroad trip coordinators in our headquarters you will have the chance to speak directly with a Spanish language participant who has personally attended Spanish language courses and visited the place you are interested in going to.
www.spanishabroad.com   (626 words)

 Learn Spanish in Spain, Spanish Courses.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The province of Salamanca (population 363.000), situated in the South-west corner of Castile & León on the borders with extremadura and Portugal, covers an area of 12,336 sq.
Its present importance comes from the development of its port and its commercial calling which made it progressively absorb the civic centres of La Laguna until it reached the status of capital at the beginning of the last century.
Intensive Spanish courses in Spain (Madrid, Barcelona, Granada, Sevilla, Salamanca, Tenerife and Valencia).
www.spanishcourse.com   (559 words)

 Pace University Library - Spanish Culture and Civilization
Short articles on all aspects of Spanish culture since 1939, with a particular emphasis on the post-Franco years.
Among the issues covered are: clothing, rites of passage, living conditions, cultural heritage, and folk crafts.
A history of Spanish literature from the middle ages to the 20th century.
www.pace.edu /library/pages/instruct/subguides/mort/spanishculture.html   (1083 words)

 Puerta del Sol Blog: Reflections on Life in Spain and Spanish Culture
The little girl reproached him, asking why he’d killed the animal, and wondering why he didn’t die himself, since he was so old… As he was coming to the end of the story, Alejandro passed away.
But when there is no simple replacement, then the Diccionario recommends the adaption of the word to Spanish orthography, so that bypass becomes baipás, scooter becomes escúter, and piercing (as in pierced ear, etc.) becomes pirsin.
Meanwhile, 13.7% of men in Spain (most of whom are Spanish men) have José somewhere in their name.
www.puertadelsolblog.com /index.php   (1365 words)

 Spanish at Luther College
The goal of the Luther Spanish program is to help individuals develop their language skills and to acquire the cultural concepts necessary to understand and appreciate Hispanic society, culture, and literature.
An important resource for language and cultural exchanges on campus is the presence of 150 international students who come to Luther from more than 40 nations around the globe.
Teaching Spanish to elementary school children in a program called Spanish FLES is a valuable and unique Luther experience.
www.luther.edu /learning/dept/span.html   (1122 words)

 Spanish Language School Spain, Spanish Classes in Spain Andalusia's Spanish School (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Spanish faculty at Abadat believes that learning a language involves not only studying its grammar, but also getting to know the people who speak it and their culture.
Abadat Spanish Language School is a small, independent and distinctive school with innovative and engaging teaching methods using intensive Spanish classes, where you will be able to talk and use what you learn from the very first day.
The culture of this part of Spain is rich, but the nature in this part of Andalusia is equally rich with world biosphere preserves and parks within a short distance in the Cazorla area, the greatest nature park in Spain.
www.abadatescuela.com.cob-web.org:8888   (391 words)

 Amazon.com: Handbook of Spanish Popular Culture: Books: Edward F. Stanton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Spanish popular culture is one of the richest in the world.
An extensive bibliography on the major fields of popular Spanish culture is included at the end of each chapter.
At any rate, there is no shortage of books on Spanish culture; indeed, one can almost speak of the field as a literary subgenre.
www.amazon.com /Handbook-Spanish-Popular-Culture-Stanton/dp/0313298858   (1298 words)

 Spanish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The purpose of the Spanish page is to virtually connect you -- students, faculty, staff, and community members--to the Spanish-speaking world.
Here you will be linked to sites relating to culture, instruction, and other Spanish resources that we hope will enhance your learning of Spanish and allow you to bring Spanish out of the classroom and into your world.
The Spanish Institute was founded in 1954 to promote the understanding of Spanish culture, past and present, and its influence in the Americas through a variety of programs.
www.nv.cc.va.us /vflc/spanish.htm   (1308 words)

 Spanish + Peruvian culture courses. Learn spanish in Cusco, Peru
Students participate in a 4 hour Spanish Course (group or private) during the morning (needs to be booked separately) and attend the “Inca Civilization Program” during the afternoons (two hours).
Students participate in a four hour Spanish Course (group or private) during the morning (has to be booked separately) and attend the “Christmas Program” during the afternoons (two hours).
This workshop is tailored to people who would like to learn more about the Peruvian culture and who would like to combine these studies with learning the Spanish language.
www.spanishinperu.com /amautaspanish/english/culture_courses.asp   (505 words)

 Spanish As A Second language: Culture
Cultural Resources for Spanish 1010 - Extensive links page divided by countries and, for each country, a listing of links under the following headings: General, Media, Cities and Sites, History and Society, Arts and Entertainment.
Spanish Christmas recipes, Horchata de Chufa, Pan de Horno, hot Churros with chocolate.
Mexico Desconocido culture and society fiestas and traditions - Costumes, myths and legends, charreria, habitat, languages, social organizations, traditional medicine, games, fairs, celebrations, folk dance, local music.
www.caslt.org /research/spculture.htm   (455 words)

It is designed to illustrate some basic physical and human geography of the Amazon as well as the risks and benefits of ecotourism as a development strategy.
An Argentine teacher, singer, composer of children's music in English and in Spanish with a clear voice, a delightful sound, and rich content.
He has a very clear singing voice and is the mainstay music source in my Spanish classes.
anacleta.homestead.com /spanishcultures.html   (443 words)

 AskOxford: Spanish Culture
In Spanish conversation, it is quite normal for a group of people to all speak loudly and at the same time as each other in order to get their point across.
In general the Spanish are much more physical when it comes to greetings and farewells and you will see a greater degree of physical contact.
The typical Spanish working day in any town or city involves a morning's work from about 8.30 or 9 until 1.30, followed by a three hour break in the middle of the day, during which many people go home, have lunch, sleep, watch television, etc., before returning to work at around 4.30 or 5pm.
www.askoxford.com /languages/es/culture   (590 words)

 Spanish Culture Quiz
Spanish children receive gifts, not on Christmas Day, but on January 6, the Feast of Epiphany, when the three wise men (Magi) are said to visit the Christ child and give Him gifts.
Spanish children leave their shoes on the windowsills and fill them with straw, carrots, and barley for the horses of the wisemen.
Spanish heard the Germans using words for “the” and thought they would invent their own words for the same thing.
www.wvup.edu /Academics/humanities/Oldaker/spanish_culture_quiz.htm   (6195 words)

 Spanish Language Resources, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Resource Guide
This is a great site from Vox (publishers of Spanish language dictionaries) that will look up words in Spanish or give you synonyms/antonyms for Spanish words but will also translate from Spanish to English, French, and Catalan and vice versa.
Includes a variety of courses of different levels, including "Talk Spanish", a language course for absolute beginners based on the BBC television series that can be used as a complement to the programmes or as a stand-alone resource.
Conjunto, like jazz, blues, and rock and roll, is a distinct American musical genre that has had a major impact on the Mexican American community of the United states and one that is gaining fans around the world.
www.clpgh.org /subject/languages/spanish.html   (1065 words)

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