This spring, 2023, the Department of Modern Languages is offering three MA-level graduate courses online so that High School language teachers in rural Kansas -- and across the US! -- may earn graduate credit hours without traveling to campus. These courses are ideal for teachers who are working towards dual-certification, who are (or will be)... Continue Reading →
Associate Professor of Spanish and Interim Department Head of Modern Languages, Dr. Rebecca Bender, has contributed an article to the most recent issue of the open access journal, Hispanic Studies Review. Her article, “First-Wave Fantasmas: The (In)Visible Presence of Carmen de Burgos and Maruja Mallo in María Sánchez's Tierra de mujeres (2019),” places early 20th-century... Continue Reading →
KSWLA’s mission is to promote and improve the teaching of world languages and cultures; to provide continuing professional development; and to encourage the spirit of cooperation among world language educators in Kansas. Our very own K-State Spanish graduate and undergraduate Spanish students, along with their Spanish professors, had the opportunity to present their research and... Continue Reading →
Cade Ciesielski ('22) recently published a bilingual poem, "La Tierra Negra," in the Fall 2021 issue of K-State's Primary Texts Journal, Live Ideas. In this post, Cade offers insight into her creative writing process and the inspiration for her poem, "La tierra negra," which appears in this post in Spanish.
Dr. Bender has contributed and article to the most recent issue of HISPANIA, the official journal of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). This was a special issue dedicated to Digital Humanities in Spanish & Portuguese classrooms. Her article, "From Snaps to Maps: Using Literature, Mobile Applications, and Mapping Software to Design an Engaging L2 Curriculum," is based on the collaborative work her students completed in the Fall 2019 seminar, Span 735: Gender & the City in 20th-Century Spanish Literature.