This course is specifically designed with the AP Spanish test in mind, but also serves as a good general introduction to Spanish at the upper high school or introductory college level.
Molly Monet-Viera is a lecturer at Boston University where she teaches all levels of Spanish language and Hispanic culture. She also tutors high school students to prepare them for the AP exam. She holds a B.A. (Princeton) and an M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in Spanish (Yale) with a specialization in modern Latin American literature and culture. As a non-native speaker of Spanish, she has developed a near native proficiency of the language. The MOOC format combines her interests in technology and second-language acquisition as a means of spreading cultural awareness.
Alison Carberry Gottlieb
Alison Carberry Gottlieb holds a B.A. (Wellesley), M.A. and Ph.D. in Spanish from Boston University. From July 2015 on, she will head the Spanish language program. As a non-native speaker with a near-native proficiency, she brings expertise both in Spanish history and literature, as well as contemporary Spanish film and women in Spanish society. Having recently completed four years of service in course coordination at the intermediate level, Alison also comes to the team with extensive experience in the development of curricular content, outcomes, and assessment.
Borja Ruiz de Arbulo
Borja Ruiz de Arbulo is a Lecturer teaching all levels of the Spanish language and culture courses at Boston University. He earned his BA from the University of the Basque Country in Spain, and his MA from Purdue University in Indiana. He is a native speaker of Spanish and brings in-depth knowledge of contemporary Spanish culture.
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