Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Formerly the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

Sabino Morera

Assistant Professor

Professor Morera teaches courses such as Hispanic Language and Culture, Public Speaking and the Spanish-Speaking World in the 21st Century. His content-based courses focus on issues related to democracy, migration and human rights. In addition to teaching, he has extensive experience working as a free-lance translator and interpreter for the Costa Rican government, the U.S. Embassy and international organizations. He has also undertaken studies in diplomacy and has served as Minister Counselor for Cultural Affairs and Education of the Costa Rican Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Expertise

Spanish-English translation, English and Spanish linguistics, Language and Translation Pedagogy

Education

MA, Translation Spanish-English, MIIS

Certificate, Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages, MIIS

BA, English, University of Costa Rica

Course List

Courses offered in the past four years.
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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.

Fall 2013 - MIIS

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SPLA 8370 - Span Speaking Wrld-21st Cent      

Based on authentic material from newspapers, magazines, cinema, internet resources, this course surveys briefly all the Spanish-speaking countries, including the United States. Students write brief essays, research and report on short items each week, and prepare a major presentation for a final project. Language study is based on student background.

Fall 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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SPLA 8411 - Comparitive&IntlEduc InLatinAm      

Fall 2015 - MIIS

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SPLA 8435 - Prfsnl Pub Speakng in Spanish      

This course seeks to develop key linguistic skills in Spanish to deliver informative and persuasive speeches on complex topics related mainly to political and social issues. Other public-speaking situations such as panels are also practiced as a means to cover a wider variety of public-speaking interventions that students may encounter in their professions. Phonetic, syntactical and lexical skills are developed as appropriate to attain the goals pertaining to the various public-speaking genres.

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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SPLA 8445 - CitizenSec & HumanDev Latin Am      

Fall 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2015 - MIIS

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SPLA 8477 - Democracy/Governance Latin Am      

This course provides students with a deeper understanding of the complexity of democracy and governance in Latin America. It explores key aspects related to the functioning of democratic systems in the region. Through the study of materials containing complex lexical and syntactic aspects, students gain deeper insight into current debates about the myths and challenges faced by the region in consolidating democratic systems.

Spring 2014 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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SPLA 8481 - Prfsnl Pub Speaking in Spanish      

This course seeks to develop key linguistic skills in Spanish to deliver informative and persuasive speeches on complex topics related mainly to political and social issues. Other public-speaking situations such as panels are also practiced as a means to cover a wider variety of public-speaking interventions that students may encounter in their professions. Phonetic, syntactical and lexical skills are developed as appropriate to attain the goals pertaining to the various public-speaking genres.

Spring 2015 - MIIS

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SPLA 8484 - US ForeignPolicyInLatinAmerica      

Fall 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2015 - MIIS

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