Beginning Reading & Culture
This course is designed to develop reading strategies by providing abundant opportunities to read a variety of authentic text types, such as newspapers and magazine articles, realia, and brief literary selections. In addition to expanding the vocabulary base, the topics presented will serve as a springboard for listening, speaking, and writing activities. The information presented in the readings will offer a broad foundation in Hispanic cultural knowledge. (1 unit)
Required Text: Alicia Ramos & Robert L. Davis, Portafolio (McGraw Hill, 2009). This is a special package created for Middlebury College's Spanish School.