Summer Spanish Reading Club

Summer club. The WTMA Summer Spanish Reading Club is designed to keep Spanish students practicing their language skills and engaged in reading and discussion over the summer break. Students will come together with their instructor once a week to talk about that week’s reading and learn about the Spanish language and the countries around the world where it is spoken.

This year, we are offering two sections of Summer Spanish Reading Club. 

The Lower (Beginning-Intermediate) club is for students who have completed either Spanish I or Spanish II with the Well-Trained Mind Academy. In this reading club, we will be reading about the Cuban Revolution and the Spanish Civil War.  These historical events may touch on some sensitive topics not suitable for younger learners. This year's theme is "¡Empezamos la aventura! (Let’s start the adventure!)."

Upper (Intermediate-Advanced) is appropriate for students who have completed Spanish III or higher. In this reading club, we will read about Guatemala, Mexico, Franco’s Spain, and Ecuador. These novels cover Guatemala’s civil war and the Spanish Civil War. These historical events may touch on some sensitive topics not suitable for younger learners. This year's theme is "¡Viajamos más a fondo! (Let 's travel further!)."

There are no formal written assignments -- class attendance and participation is the only requirement (in addition to reading the texts).  Students who participate in all 8 sessions will receive a WTMA Summer Reading Club t-shirt. Participation credit is earned by attending the live class or by watching the recording of a class and then completing a discussion board response based on a prompt given by the instructor. You may find these prompts under “discussion board” on our course Blackboard page. 

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  • Click here to purchase the course texts for Lower (Beginning-Intermediate) Spanish Reading Club
    • El escape cubano, Mira Canion
    • Agentes secretos y el mural de Picasso, Mira Canion
    • El silbón de Venezuela, Karen Arévalo
    • Un viaje en el tiempo, Ana Perusquia  
  • Click here to purchase the course texts for Upper (Intermediate-Advanced) Spanish Reading Club 
    • Esperanza, Carol Gaab
    • Caras vemos, Theresa Jensen
    • La hija del sastre, Carrie Toth & Carol Gaab
    • Todo lo que brilla, Chris Mercer
  • Class meets once per week for 50-55 minutes.
  • Class cap: 20 students.
  • Designed for grades 7-12.
  1. Parent Course Evaluation Summer 2021

    "This was a fun, low-pressure way for my daughter to keep her Spanish skills up over the summer."
    - Parent Course Evaluation Summer 2021

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