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408. What Do Graduate Students in Spanish Need to Learn, and Why?

Thursday, 7 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., Issaquah, Sheraton

Program arranged by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese

Presiding: Joan L. Brown, Univ. of Delaware, Newark

Speakers: Joan L. Brown; Emily C. Francomano, Georgetown Univ.; Roberta Johnson, Univ. of Kansas; Sheri Spaine Long, Univ. of Alabama, Birmingham; Randolph D. Pope, Univ. of Virginia; Gustavo PĂ©rez Firmat, Columbia Univ.

Session Description:

This roundtable responds to a fundamental question posed by Russell A. Berman: "Today's graduate students will become tomorrow's teachers of undergraduates: Do we have the right curricula in place?" Panelists will work together with the audience to try to identify literary, linguistic, cultural, and professional items that are indispensable for graduate education in Spanish.


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