Carmen C. Tesser (Ph.D., Mississippi State University) is Professor of Romance Languages at the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. Donnal Reseigh Long (Ph.D., Ohio State University) is Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
The Teaching of Spanish Literature: A Necessary Partnership between the Language and Literature Sections of Traditional Departments
Version of Record online: 31 DEC 2008
© 2000 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 33, Issue 6, pages 605–613, November 2000
How to Cite
Tesser, C. C. and Long, D. R. (2000), The Teaching of Spanish Literature: A Necessary Partnership between the Language and Literature Sections of Traditional Departments. Foreign Language Annals, 33: 605–613. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.2000.tb00929.x
- Issue online: 31 DEC 2008
- Version of Record online: 31 DEC 2008
Abstract: Students who are faced with literary texts after the beginning language sequence will be in for a shock if their instructors do not continue some of the strategies used in language classes; however, in most institutions until very recently, little or no time was spent on methods of teaching literary texts. Moreover, little time is devoted to the teaching of reading strategies. Many traditional Spanish departments divide language and literature into two separate programs, with little, if any, articulation between the two. This article describes the collaborative effort between a professor of literature and a professor of language methodology in the development and implementation of a teaching strategies course for undergraduates and a workshop on the teaching of literature for teaching assistants in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Ohio State University.