112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

This page is about the 2014 conference. For 2015 conference info, go to PAMLA 2015.

Spanish American Cinema in a Culture and Civilization Class: Challenging Assumptions

Anne Fountain, San Jose State University

When we teach foreign language classes, we are teaching more than listening, speaking, reading and writing. Along with grammar and composition we impart culture and values and ways of looking at the world that may seem new or different for our students. One approach to accomplish the cultural goal is to use films or film clips from the target culture. These authentic visual tools can illustrate customs, music, humor, politics, and historical perspective as well as language.


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