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Office Location
IIRC Building

Email Address
pablo.oliva@miis.edu

Phone Number
831.647.4173

Language(s)
Español

Pablo Oliva

Assistant Professor


Professor Oliva is currently doing research on Distance Learning and the Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language.

Professor Oliva has taught Teaching English as a Foreign Language courses in various schools in Buenos Aires, Argentina before emigrating to the US. Since then he has been working at Craven Community College in North Carolina and Empire State College in New York. He has been teaching courses on methodology during summer time at Universidad Complutense de Madrid and designed curricula to teach medical Spanish and Long distance courses.

Expertise

Spanish language and culture, Latin American culture and society, language teaching pedagogy, second language acquisition (SLA), curriculum design

Education

PhD student "Applied Linguistics to the Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language" Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, Madrid, Spain. MA Educational Leadership , East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. BA in TEFL , Insituto Nacional Superior del Profesorado de Paraná, Argentina.

Courses

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SPLA 8232 - Topics in the Hispanic World I      

It is an intermediate course that establishes vocabulary and grammar as the foundation of the well-balanced development of listening, speaking, reading and writing. At the same time, the incorporation of vocabulary and grammar within the readings allows students to see grammar and vocabulary as part of the content.

Spring 2012 - MIIS

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SPLA 8260 - Intermediate Spanish      

Summer 2010 Language Programs

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SPLA 8262 - Communication and Society      

Spring 2012 - MIIS

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SPLA 8282 - Explorng Hispanic Countries II      

Fall 2011 - MIIS

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SPLA 8300 - Advanced Spanish      

Summer 2010 Language Programs

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SPLA 8301 - Advanced Spanish      

Summer 2010 Language Programs

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SPLA 8310 - Hispanic Language & Culture I      

Covers Spanish grammatical structures and idioms, combining oral practice and a systematic study of vocabulary. Expression of ideas on discussion topics related to contemporary trends, current events and everyday life.

Fall 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS

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SPLA 8320 - Contemp Language & Culture II      

Continuation of Language and Culture I, review of structures, idiomatic expressions, and features of Hispanic cultures of several regions and countries. Written exercises, frequent oral reports, discussions of current issues from authentic sources.

Spring 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS

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SPLA 8353 - Advanced Conversation/Politics      

Spring 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS

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SPLA 8374 - Currnt Evnts in Hispanic World      

La clase de acontecimientos de actualidad en el mundo hispano estará enfocada en temas de política y sociedad. El estudiante trabajará con bibliografía adecuada como lecturas de carácter autentico, películas y noticias de diferentes medios de comunicación. Este curso le permitirá al estudiante desarrollar su destreza lingüística y entender temas de contenido que han dado forma a la sociedad en la actualidad.

Spring 2011 - MIIS

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SPLA 8384 - Culture & Conflict in Latin Am      

Fall 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS

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SPLA 8386 - Spanish for Interns      

Este curso ha sido pensado para estudiantes que deseen trabajar en un país de habla hispana y se concentren en el mejoramiento de destrezas lingüísticas. Para acceder al mismo es conveniente asistir a la sesión programada el día 15 de diciembre del 2010 de 10 a 4 de la tarde en Casa Fuente 434.

Summer 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2011 - MIIS, Summer 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Summer 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS

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SPLA 8462 - Topcs in Lat American Politics      

Fall 2010 - MIIS

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SPLA 8468 - Violence in Latin America?      

Fall 2010 - MIIS

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SPLA 8483 - Pol&SocietyInContemporaryLatAm      

Spring 2010 - MIIS

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SPLA 8485 - Topics in Environmental Issues      

Spring 2010 - MIIS

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SPLA 8486 - Spanish for Interns      

Este curso ha sido pensado para estudiantes que deseen trabajar en un país de habla hispana y se concentren en el mejoramiento de destrezas lingüísticas. Para acceder al mismo es conveniente asistir a la sesión programada el día 15 de diciembre del 2010 de 10 a 4 de la tarde en Casa Fuente 434.

Summer 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2011 - MIIS, Summer 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Summer 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS

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SPLA 8490 - Spanish Pedagogical Grammar      

The objective of the course is to learn to apply advanced principles of grammar in order to attain power and sophistication when constructing sentences, as well as to demonstrate comprehension of syntax in controlling and bettering writing skills in Spanish. The course will also empower students to present and explain grammatical points to prospective students at different levels of competence. Research work will be based on experts in the field will also be commented on and discussed.

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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