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World Languages and Cultures Español en la Pub y “Miami Nights!”

Newsletter: March 2013

Special points of interest:  Spanish at the Pub and “Miami Nights”  Upcoming events in the Department of World Languages and Cultures

El jueves pasado, el 28 de febrero, después de la mesa de conversación (Spanish at the Pub), hubo un evento cultural maravilloso y muy divertido. Este evento se llama "Miami Nights" y va a tomar lugar en el tercer piso de Cregeen's el último jueves de cada mes a las 9:30 de la noche. El evento empezó en enero de este año y ya es un evento muy popular para todos que tienen un interés en la cultura latina,

especialmente la música y el baile. El jueves pasado, un instructor de Trim Gym dio lecciones de baile, incluyendo el merengue y la bachata, a todos. Fue una noche excelente de música y baile con canciones de salsa, cumbia, bachata, merengue y más. Les recomiendo a todos que vengan a Cregeen's el 28 de marzo para el próximo "Miami Nights." - Stephanie Bates, Spanish Instructor

 Spotlight on new Spanish faculty  Spanish and German student contributions  What to expect next month...

Inside this issue: Spanish at the Pub and “Miami Nights”

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Conversation Tables

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Film Schedule

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Spotlight on New Spanish Faculty

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Spanish Student Contributions

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German Student Contributions

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Tutoring Schedule

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Spanish Instructor Stephanie Bates and Assistant Professor of Spanish Dr. Enrique Bernales dancing

Spanish at the Pub and “Miami Nights!” On Thursday, after the Spanish at the Pub conversation table, the Spanish faculty and students joined a wonderful cultural event that proved to be great fun. This event is called “Miami Nights” and takes place on the third floor of Cregeen’s Pub on the last Thursday of each month at 9:30pm. The “Miami Nights” events began in January of this year and are very popular for all who have an interest in Latino

culture, especially music and dance. Last Thursday, a Trim Gym instructor gave dance lessons, including merengue and bachata, to everyone. It was an excellent night of music and dancing with songs of salsa, cumbia, bachata, merengue, and more. I encourage everyone to come to Cregeen’s on March 28th for the next “Miami Night.” - Stephanie Bates, Spanish Instructor


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World Languages and Cultures Activities Color Guide: French German Spanish

March 2013 Sun

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Mid-Terms Stammtisch @ 12, the Edge 3

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Mid-Terms

Session II begins

Mid-Term grades due by NOON Tertulia @ 2, The Edge

FMN- Indigenes @6:30 W Auditorium Spanish @ the Pub8

Stammtisch @ 12, the Edge

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Le Cercle Francais @ 5, The Edge

SMN- El orfanato @6:30 W Auditorium

Tertulia @ 2, The Edge

Spanish @ the Pub8

WN Session II ends at NOON

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18 Spring Break!

19 Spring Break!

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Last day add Session II Le Cercle Francais @ 5, The Edge

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M-CMN- Silent Light @6:30 W Auditorium

Tertulia @ 2, The Edge

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Stammtisch @ 12, the Edge

Stammtisch @ 12, the Edge

Le Cercle Francais @ 5, The Edge

Conversation Tables in Wilson 317 Spanish In addition to Tertulia at The Edge on Wednesdays, there are conversation tables for Spanish students at the elementary and intermediate levels throughout the week. Advanced students in the Spanish Internship host the “Charlas” and plan fun activities and conversations that you can attend to immerse yourself in the Hispanic culture and advance your communication skills.

German German students have two opportunities to join conversation tables. Stammtisch is held every Friday at The Edge, and our new German tutor, Stefanie, now hosts Gespräch on Wednesdays in the Multimedia Center in Wilson 317.

French French students can join Dr. Johnson at the Edge on Mondays at 5pm for Le Cercle Française. Additionally, Shine tutors French in the Multimedia Center in Wilson 317 on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Check out the back page for the schedule of tutoring hours!


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French Movie Night: Thursday, March 7, 2013 Indigènes (Days of Glory) The tale of a group of African soldiers who join the French in their fight against the Nazis. Although they passionately battle to defend the motherland, a place they've never been, they face inequality and daily humiliation within the French army. These heroes that history forgot won battles throughout Europe before finding themselves alone to defend a small village against a German battalion. -Yahoo Movies “A solidly-constructed window onto an era and a culture clash many Americans never knew existed.” - Michael Booth, Denver Post

Wilson Hall Auditorium, Room 211 6:30 pm

Spanish Movie Night: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 El orfanato (The Orphanage) Fueled by fond memories from her childhood, Laura (Belén Rueda) persuades her husband (Fernando Cayo) to help her revamp a seaside orphanage into a facility for disabled children. But soon after the couple moves in, their son, Simón (Roger Príncep), begins exhibiting disturbing behavior. As Laura tries to understand Simón's increasingly malevolent actions, she becomes drawn into the house's terrifying secrets in this unnerving chiller. -Netflix “At a time when American horror seems transfixed by graphic sadism, the acclaimed Spanish chiller El Orfanato harks back to an older tradition of psychological scares and things that go bump in the night.” - Tom Charity, CNN.com

Wilson Hall Auditorium, Room 211 6:30 pm Multi-Cultural Movie Night: Monday, March 25, 2013 Stellet Licht (Silent Light) Against the laws of his faith and traditional beliefs, a married man named Johan falls in love with another woman, thus facing an internal dilemma, whether to betray his wife, the woman he once loved, and disrupt the apparent stability of the community or sacrifice his true love and future happiness. - Yahoo Movies “I’ve seen “Silent Light” three times — it had its premiere at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival — and find it more pleasurable and touching with each viewing.” - Manohla Dargis, New York Times

Wilson Hall Auditorium, Room 211 6:30 pm


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¡Bienvenidos a la facultad de espanñol, Drs. Bernales y Moreno! Dr. Enrique Bernales Hola a todos, soy Dr. Enrique Bernales Albites. Obtuve mi doctorado en Español en la Universidad de Boston en el 2009. Tengo amplia experiencia en enseñanza a nivel universitario. Antes de venir a ASU enseñé la Lengua y Cultura Española en la Universidad de Indiana, en Bloomington; la Universidad de Denver, la Universidad de Boston, Colegio Universitario

de Simmons, y la Universidad de Brandeis. Originalmente soy de Lima, Perú. Mis áreas de especialización son la Producción Cultural Latinoamericana y la Teoría y Estudio de Cine. Actualmente estoy enseñando Español Elemental II y el Estudio de la Literatura Latinoamericana. Me encanta el cine, el ceviche, el futbol y la poesía.

Estoy felizmente casado con Jasna y soy el padre de dos niños maravillosos, Tavi y Emiliano Bernales.

en cuanto a investigación es la literatura y cultura de España contemporánea. Me encanta enseñar cursos de lengua y literatura e introducir aspectos culturales de mi país que no siempre aparecen en los libros de texto. Siempre animo a mis estudiantes a que viajen al extranjero y en ASU existen

diferentes programas de "study abroad" que pueden ser muy beneficiosos. Este semestre estoy enseñando Español Elemental II y un curso de "Special Topics" que habla sobre la cultura juvenil en España de las décadas de 1990 y 2000. Si todavía no te conozco, ¡espero conocerte pronto!

Dr. Vicent Moreno Me llamo Vicent Moreno y este es mi primer año como profesor de español en Arkansas State University. Nací en Valencia, una ciudad en el este de España, junto al mar mediterráneo. He vivido bastantes años en Estados Unidos y conseguí mi doctorado en la universidad de Indiana. Mi especialidad


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Welcome to the new faculty of Spanish, Drs. Bernales and Moreno! Dr. Enrique Bernales Hi all, I am Dr. Enrique Bernales Albites. I earned my PhD in Spanish from Boston University in 2009. I have ample teaching experience at the university level. Before coming to ASU I had taught Spanish Language and Culture at Indiana University, Bloomington; Denver University, Boston University, Simmons College, and Brandeis University. I am

originally from Lima, Perú. My areas of expertise are Latin American Cultural Production, Theory and Film Studies. I am currently teaching Elementary Spanish II and The Survey of Latin American Literature. I love films, ceviche, soccer (fútbol) and poetry. I am happily married to Jasna and I am the father of two wonderful kids, Tavi and Emiliano Bernales.

Dr. Bernales has office hours from 1:30— 3:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. His office is in Wilson Hall, room 124B, or you may contact him by email: ebernales@astate.edu

Dr. Vicent Moreno My name is Vicent Moreno and this is my first year as a Spanish professor at Arkansas State University. I was born in Valencia, a city in the east of Spain, by the Mediterranean Sea. I lived many years in America and got my Ph. D. at the University of Indiana. My specialty in research is the literature and culture of

contemporary Spain. I love teaching language arts courses and introducing cultural aspects of my country that do not always appear in textbooks. I always encourage my students to travel abroad and ASU has different programs to study abroad that can be very beneficial. This semester I’m teaching Elementary Spanish

II and a Special Topics course about youth culture in Spain in the 1990s and 2000s. If I haven’t met you yet, I hope to meet you soon!

Dr. Moreno has office hours from 10:00— 11:00 am on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. His office is in Wilson Hall, room 128, or you may contact him by email: vmoreno@astate.edu


Spanish Student Contributions

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Bellys Cox - Una celebración de la Hispanidad El jueves 27 de septiembre el Centro Multicultural de la universidad estatal de Arkansas coordinó una celebración dedicada a los hispanos. Esta celebración presento una oportunidad para que los estudiantes hispanos, los profesores y el personal en general de aprender un poco más acerca de los programas y servicios que el Centro Multicultural ofrece. La directora del programa enfatizó que uno de las organizaciones estudiantiles que actualmente está atrayendo mucho interés es “HOLA”. La meta de HOLA es mejorar y

apoyar la experiencia de la universidad para la población estudiantil hispana. También, HOLA fomenta un sentido de comunidad entre todos los que tienen un interés en la cultura latina y en apoyar el éxito académico, social y personal de los Latinos en ASU. La celebración siguió con música proporcionada por un hispano local y con la presentación de dos invitados especiales que luego hablarían acerca de la importancia de conocer diferentes culturas y el valor de aprender una nueva lengua ya que esto es una ventaja fuerte para los

estudiantes en el mundo de los negocios. Esta fue una buena experiencia social, ya que conocí a más personas que están siguiendo una carrera en español, vi a viejas amistades y me informé en forma más detallada de los programas ofrecidos por el Centro Multicultural.

Eileen Bufano - La princesa y el sapo Erase una vez un joven príncipe que estaba en la universidad estudiando ciencia. Un día, su buen amigo, otro estudiante de la universidad que estudiaba química, estaba haciendo un experimento cuando accidentalmente cambió al príncipe a un sapo. Dios mío, ¡qué sorpresa! Que día que tuvo el príncipe! El sapo decidió ir a un bosque tropical para estudiar las plantas y las aves en peligro de extinción. Cuando llegó al bosque, encontró una casa grande debajo de las raíces de un árbol hueco y hermoso. En la casa había mucho espacio para su escritorio y todos los libros. El llamo a la casa su ‘cueva hombre’. En el árbol hueco encima de la casa del sapo vivía una princesa soltera. La casa de ella tenía una terraza grande

con una vista espectacular del bosque. Cuando la princesa conoció a su vecino nuevo, a ella le gustó inmediatamente. Muchas veces la princesa invitaba al sapo para sentarse en la terraza con ella. Tomaban un vaso de vino y hablaban sobre la vida. El sapo secretamente se enamoró de la princesa. Los dos se hicieron grandes amigos. Todos los días ellos daban largos paseos juntos por el bosque y hablaban de muchas cosas maravillosas. Un día la princesa le dijo el sapo que quería volver a la universidad, pero ella tenía miedo. El sapo era, por supuesto, muy intelectual y tenía un gran respeto por la educación. El la ánimó a seguir su sueño y muy pronto la princesa estaba en la universidad estudiando diligentemente todos los días. El sapo seguía

animándola cariñosamente, y le contaba a la princesa historias de sus aventuras con sus propios estudios sobre el comportamiento de las aves e insectos, la diversidad de los árboles de las plantas, y el delicado equilibro de las especies y los ecosistemas. Finalmente, la princesa feliz recibió su diploma. El sapo estaba tan emocionado que el saltó al hombro de la princesa. Ella besó al sapo….y ¡qué sorpresa! El sapo de repente se convirtió en un príncipe guapo. El príncipe era de baja estatura como la princesa y tenía una cabeza hermosa y calva. La princesa suspiró profundamente y dijo: ‘el es hermoso en mis ojos, absolutamente perfecto’. Se casaron y vivieron muy felices para siempre en su árbol hermoso en el bosque tropical.


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Spanish Student Contributions Bellys Cox - Latino Appreciation The 27th of September, a Thursday, the Multicultural Center at Arkansas State University hosted a celebration dedicated to the Hispanic community. This celebration provided an opportunity for Hispanic students, professors, and staff in general to become familiar with the programs and services provided by the Multicultural Center. The director of the program emphasized that one of the currently growing programs is “HOLA”, short for Hispanic Outreach and Latino Appreciation. The objective of this program is to improve

and support the university experience for the Hispanic student population, said the director. HOLA also fosters a sense of community between those that have an interest in Latin culture and available foundation which helps support the academic, social, and personal success at Arkansas State University. The celebration continued with music performed by a Hispanic community member, and a presentation given by two special guests which talked about the importance of getting to know different cultures. The presentation also

incentivized getting to know the Hispanic culture, and emphasized the value of learning a new language because it gives an incredible advantage, especially (but not limited to) to students in the business field. This was a good social experience, as I got to know more people who were majoring in Spanish, bumped into old friends, and got informed about the multitude and variety of programs that are offered by the Multicultural Center.

Eileen Bufano - The Princess and the Frog Once upon a time, a young prince was at university studying science. One day his good friend, another student at the university who was studying chemistry, was doing an experiment when he accidentally changed the prince into a frog. My god, what a surprise! What a day the prince had. But he was always positive about life and about the world. The frog decided to go to a tropical forest to study plants and birds in danger of extinction. When he went to the forest, he found a large house under the roots of a beautiful hollow tree. In the house was a lot of space for his desk and all of his books. He called it his “man cave.” In the tree, above the house of the frog, lived a princess who was single. Her house

had a large terrace with a spectacular view of the forest. When the princess met her new neighbor, she liked him immediately. Many times the princess invited the frog to sit on the terrace with her. They had a glass of wine and talked about life. The frog secretly fell in love with the princess. The two became great friends. Every day they took long walks together through the forest and talked about many marvelous things. One day the princess told the frog that she wanted to return to university but she was afraid. The frog was of course very intellectual and had a great respect for education. He encouraged her to follow her dreams and very quickly the princess was at university studying diligently every day. The frog continued to encourage her lovingly and

told the princess stories of his adventures with his own studies about the behavior of birds and insects, the diversity of trees and plants, and the delicate balance of species and ecosystems. Finally the happy princess received her degree. The frog was so excited, that he jumped to the shoulder of the princess. She kissed the frog…and what a surprise! The frog changed into a handsome prince. The prince was short like the princess, and had a beautiful bald head. The princess sighed profoundly and said, “He is beautiful in my eyes, absolutely perfect.” They were married and lived happily ever after in their beautiful tree in the tropical forest.


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Beiträge deutscher Studenten—Wusstest du schon... Charles McNamara: Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel in Berlin 

Berlin hat eine sehr fortschrittliches Fahrradverkehrssystem. 13% des täglichen Nahverkehrs in Berlin sind Fahrradfahrer. Der Berliner öffentliche Nahverkehr ist sehr integriert

Straßenbahnen und sogar Fähren. 

Der öffentliche Nahverkehr bestehend aus Bussen, U-Bahn, SBahn, Züge,

Alle Leistungen zusammen bilden den

öffentlichen

Die U-Bahn ist ein SBahn-System, wie der Subway in New York

Verkehrsmitteltarif im Verkehrsverbund BerlinBrandenburg.

Die S-Bahn ist ähnlich der U-Bahn. Teile des SBahnsystems sind ebenerdig, aber grosse Abschnitte des S-BahnSystems sind über dem Boden

Matt Carter: Verkehrsmittel in Deutschland

Mit dem Auto:

Anreise mit dem Zug:

Anreise mit dem Flugzeug:

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Deutschland hat über 650.000 km Straßen. Deutschland hat etwa 53.600.000 Autos. Typische Verkehrswege sind Autobahn, Bundesstraße, Landesstraße und Kreisstraße. Diese sind vergleichbar mit den US Straßentypen: Interstate highways, state highways, county roads, und local roads.

Deutschland hat ein umfangreiches BahnSystem. Auch viele kleine Dörfer haben Zugriff auf das System. Deutschland hat ein System von Hochgeschwindigkeitsz ügen. Diese verbinden das Land und die großen Städte und mehrere Großstädte. Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt, München und Nürnberg haben effiziente U-Bahnen.

Frankfurt International Airport ist Deutschlands größter Flughafen. Lufthansa ist Deutschlands größte Fluggesellschaft. Es war ein staatseigenes Unternehmen und wurde in den frühen 1990er Jahren privatisiert.


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German Student Contributions—Did you know... Charles McNamara: Public Transportation in Berlin 

Berlin has a very advanced biking system. About 13% of the daily transportation in Berlin is by bike

Berlin’s public transportation system is very integrated

Consists of U-Bahn, SBahn, trains, trams, and even ferries

U-Bahn is a rapid transit system, like the subway system in New York

S-Bahn is similar to the U -Bahn and a commuter train system. Some of it is at ground level, but giant sections of the SBahn rail system are above ground

All the services together (trains and busses) form the public transport tariff run by the by the Verkehrsverbund BerlinBrandenburg

Matt Carter: Transportation in Germany

Driving:

Traveling by train:

Traveling by air:

Germany has over 650,000 km of roads Germany has approximately 53600000 cars. Their road types include Autobahn, Bundesstraße, Landesstraße, and Kreisstraße. These are similar to the US road types: Interstate highways, state highways, county roads, and local roads.

Germany has an extensive train system. Even many small villages have regular access to the system. Germany has a system of high speed trains. These connect the country’s major cities and several cities in nearby countries. Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich, and Nuremberg have efficient metro or “UBahn” systems.

Frankfurt International Airport is Germany’s largest airport. Lufthansa is Germany’s largest airline. It was a government owned enterprise, but was privatized in the early 1990s.


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Multi Media Center Spring 2013 Tutoring Schedule – Wilson Hall 317 Time

Monday

11-12pm

Closed

12-1pm

Spanish

1-2pm

Spanish

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Closed

Spanish French

Closed

Spanish

Spanish

Spanish

German Spanish

German Spanish

German Spanish French

Spanish

German Spanish

Tuesday Spanish

2-3pm

German Spanish

German Spanish

German Spanish French

Spanish

Closed

3-4pm

German Spanish

Spanish

German Spanish French

German Spanish

Closed

4-5pm

German Spanish

Spanish

German Spanish French

German Spanish

Closed

5-6pm

Spanish

Spanish

Closed

Closed

Closed

In next month’s issue, we will be looking at food traditions of various cultures. Look forward to recipes that you can try! Also included will be next month’s activities calendar! Find out what’s going on within the Department all month!

ASU World Languages and Cultures Newsletter  

March 2013