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.
Did you know that "Literature" courses are much more than reading and writing essays? Analyzing literature is basically collecting data... and understanding and interpreting the story depends as much on your cultural and historical knowledge as on your language skills. To practice these skills outside a traditional research paper or essay format, students in Dr.... Continue Reading →
Today’s guest post is from Spanish major Emory Mathes '21, who studied abroad in Spain during the summer of 2019 with Dr. Bender's faculty-led program, Spain Today: Madrid, Pamplona, Barcelona. Emory is a Spanish major, pursuing a dual-degree in Spanish & Communication Sciences and Disorders (Speech Pathology) in the College of Health and Human Sciences.... Continue Reading →
Yesterday afternoon in the Union, Spanish majors and minors presented their research from the 2019 "Spain Today: Madrid, Pamplona, Barcelona" summer study abroad program, led by Dr. Bender, to the K-State community last night in the Union. Over 40 people attended to chat with students about their time in Spain, vote on their favorite display,... Continue Reading →
May 21-June 21, 2022 The 2023 program will repeat the localized itinerary of 2022 that allowed students to spend more time in Pamplona and visit lest "tourist-y" locations. K-State students and Dr. Bender will spend the first 5 days together in Madrid, with an excursion to Toledo, then the entirety of the program will be... Continue Reading →