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Las voces de las mujeres/ The voices of women

Almost everyone who has taken a second-language class has had the experience of being stuck with a textbook and reading the sentences out loud. For many students and teachers, this is a teaching method that works, but it lacks any personal touch of the culture of the language one is learning. HPU Assistant Professor of Spanish Teresa Lane, has been trying to change the way students learn second languages. In 2003 she developed a project to interview women from different countries in South America about their lives and thereby develop more personal and effective Spanish listening material for students. [More]


Maria Luisa Chiche Garcia, l., and Tess Lane, K’iche Maya language teacher.

Photos courtesy Tess Lane

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