Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Modern Languages

Faculty

Bárbara A. Martínez, PhD

Modern Languages Program Objectives

Students who achieve the objectives of the modern languages program will:

  • evidence a realization of the global interdependence of today’s world and thus the importance of communication with those of other language backgrounds;
  • communicate effectively using both the spoken and written language;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the history, geography and culture of the target countries;
  • analyze grammatically the modern language studied and show a better understanding of the English language; and
  • demonstrate the ability to interpret literature, art and music of the target countries.

Multi-Age Spanish Education Program Objectives

Students who achieve the objectives of the multi-age Spanish education program will:

  • evidence proficiency in the methodology of teaching language, culture, and literature.

Modern Languages Departmental Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish (General Track)

Required Courses

SPA2004G Intermediate Spanish I

4

SPA2024 Intermediate Spanish II

4

SPA2013G Conversational Spanish

3

SPA3013G Spanish and Spanish-American Literature of Social Protest

3

SPA3003 Spanish Composition

3

SPA4133 Interpretation, Translation and Spanish Phonetics

3

ENG3133 Introduction to Linguistics

3

Spanish electives*

24

*Electives may be selected from courses offered by MVNU, a study abroad program such as those listed below, or by independent study. All electives require the prior approval of the English and Modern Languages Department chair. Those studying off campus must also apply and be accepted through the Off-Campus Study Committee and the program they are seeking to attend. Admission to such programs is not guaranteed.

Total

47 Hours

The student with a major in Spanish (general track) must complete a minor in another discipline.

Students majoring in Spanish can earn 16 hours of credit while spending a semester at the Instituto de la Lengua Española in San Jose, Costa Rica or through the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities Latin American Studies Program in Costa Rica or at the Nazarene International Language Institute in Quito, Ecuador.

Costa Rica Program - The Instituto de la Lengua Española

Students majoring in Spanish can earn 16 hours of credit while spending a semester at ILE in San Jose, Costa Rica. Additional information can be found in the Academic Regulations and Procedures section of this catalog.

CCCU Latin American Studies Program (LASP)

Based in San Jose, Costa Rica, the LASP introduces students to a wide range of experiences through the study of the language, literature, culture, politics, history, economics, ecology and religion of the region. By living with local families, students become a part of the day-to-day lives of Latin Americans. LASP students complete an intensive Spanish language course, a class on Latin American history and contemporary issues, a study trip to the country of Nicaragua, and one of four academic concentrations: Latin American studies, advance language and literature, international business or environmental science. Students must apply and be accepted to the program. Eligibility includes a junior classification, a 2.75 cumulative GPA at MVNU, and good social and academic standing. Additional information can be found in the Academic Regulations and Procedures section of this catalog.

Nazarene International Language Institute (NILI)

Students can earn 15-18 hours of credit while spending a semester at the NILI. NILI is a ministry of the North Andean Field of the Church of the Nazarene and is located on the campus of the Nazarene Theological Seminary of South America in Quito, Ecuador. Students live in student dormitories on campus with a Latin American roommate and eat meals in the seminary cafeteria. Students study language and culture and take part in ministry activities and mission projects. Language classes are offered at 7 different levels, ranging from Basic to Superior. Additional information can be found in the Academic Regulations and Procedures section of this catalog.

Kenyon College

Information can be found in the Academic Regulations and Procedures section of this catalog.

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish - (Multi-age Education Track)

Note: Candidates who wish to teach in adolescent to young adult education, in multi-age education, or in career-technical settings must complete general education and professional education courses which are listed in the School of Education and Professional Studies section of this catalog.

Required Courses

SPA2004G Intermediate Spanish I

4

SPA2024 Intermediate Spanish II

4

SPA2013G Conversational Spanish

3

SPA3003 Spanish Composition

3

SPA3013G Spanish and Spanish American Literature of Social Protest

3

SPA3014 Masterpieces of Peninsular Literature

4

SPA4002 Content Area Teaching Methods in Spanish

2

SPA4133 Interpretation, Translation and Spanish Phonetics

3

SPA3024 History and Culture in Latin America

4

ENG3133 Introduction to Linguistics

3

Study Abroad Semester

16

 

 

Required Education Courses

46

Examination Requirements

Must score at passing level or higher to receive a grade for student teaching

Praxis II Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT)

Passing Grade

Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)

Advanced/Low

Writing Proficiency Test (WPT)

Advanced/Low

Total

95 Hours

Spanish Minor

If a student has completed 3-5 years of high school Spanish, and the student elects to enroll into SPA2004, the required hours for the Elementary level may be completed by CLEP or departmental examination, or through the completion of additional course work in Spanish equivalent to at least 8 semester hours.

SPA1014G Elementary Spanish I

4

SPA1024G Elementary Spanish II

4

SPA2004G Intermediate Spanish I

4

SPA2024 Intermediate Spanish II

4

Select one of the following:

3

SPA2013G Conversational Spanish

 

SPA3003 Spanish Composition

 

SPA3013G Spanish and Spanish-American Literature of Social Protest

 

SPA5019 Independent Study

 

Total

19 Hours

Spanish for Educators Minor

This minor is limited to students pursuing a teaching license via one of our education majors.

SPA1014G Elementary Spanish I

4

SPA1024G Elementary Spanish II

4

SPA2004G Intermediate Spanish I

4

SPA2013G Conversational Spanish

3

SPA3003 Spanish Composition

3

SPA4002 Content Area Teaching Methods in Spanish

2

EDU3064G Education and Cultural Diversity (taken in Spanish Speaking area)

4

Total

24 Hours