• Língua Viva: Utilizing real-life content for Portuguese instruction

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

    In the ever-changing world of popular culture, current events, and rapidly evolving socio-political issues, it is imperative that the materials used to teach language and culture reflect these shifting dynamics.

    In answer to this challenge, the department’s Portuguese faculty have created Língua Viva, an engaging online platform custom made for Princeton students studying Portuguese and features real-life content generated by native Portuguese speakers.

  • NYU Conference on Second Language Pedagogy: Mariana Bono on teaching language with archival and museum holdings

    Monday, Apr 26, 2021

    The 3rd Annual NYU Conference on Second Language Pedagogy: Teaching Literacy and the Multiliteracies Framework was held virtually on Friday, April 23.

    Mariana Bono, Associate Director of the Spanish Language Program, gave a presentation about experiential learning with art and archival collections, featuring teaching initiatives that take students to Firestone’s Rare Books and Special Collections, the Princeton University Art Museum, and the Lewis Center for the Arts.

  • Anna Alsina Naudi elected Visiting Fellow at Exeter College (Oxford) next year

    Tuesday, Apr 6, 2021

    Spanish and Portuguese Lecturer Anna Alsina Naudi has been elected to a Visiting Fellowship for the whole academic year 2021-22 at Exeter College (University of Oxford).

    Exeter College appoints distinguished scholars to (non-stipendiary) Visiting Fellowships for a minimum of one to a maximum of three terms. Visiting Fellows engage in research and are expected to play an active role within the College community.

  • From the Apocalypse to the “New Normal” (and back). On the Imagination in the Pandemic through Contemporary Iberian Culture.

    Tuesday, Mar 30, 2021

    By Michelle Tong

    It is without a doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has touched so many aspects of daily life within society. This semester, Assistant Professor Natalia Castro Picón’s students in the course SPA 416 “From the Apocalypse to the “New Normal” (and back). On the Imagination in the Pandemic through Contemporary Iberian Culture”, explored in-depth questions regarding how the pandemic has affected different facets of humanity and culture while providing students with the opportunity to reflect and speak on their own experiences during the past year.

  • Strong presence of SPO language program at the 52nd NEMLA Conference

    Thursday, Mar 25, 2021

    By Paloma Moscardó-Vallés

    On March 10-14, 2021, the 52nd North Eastern Modern Language (NEMLA) Conference was held online with 490 sessions in total. Many of the department’s lecturers took part in panels and roundtables showcasing the work of SPO.

    Anais Holgado Lage and Paloma Moscardó presented a talk about SPA 205 titled: "Design of a Medical Spanish Course at Princeton: Patients and Students first” as part of the panel “Beyond the Vocabulary: Ensuring Relevancy for Language for Specific Purpose Courses.”


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