Writing & Listening: Analysis of “Por si acaso no regreso” by Celia Cruz

Por si acaso no regreso Attached above is a paper that Edina Begic & I completed for US Latino Literature in which we listened to the song “Por si acaso no regreso” by Celia Cruz and analyzed the lyrics for literary and rhetorical devices. I chose this because I found it interesting to learn about … More Writing & Listening: Analysis of “Por si acaso no regreso” by Celia Cruz

Presentational Speaking: The Education System in Guatemala

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1YA1dkNmBG-tE9AfwFHymYOEkik1TSB0b2JKvyC60vEk/edit?usp=sharing The artifact attached is a presentation that a group of 3 other students & I gave in the Multilingual Societies Spanish class my sophomore year. This project was especially important to me because I incorporated elements of my service trip that I took to Guatemala where I saw the education system firsthand. My ability … More Presentational Speaking: The Education System in Guatemala

Reading & Writing: Analysis of “Alma Pocha” by Américo Paredes

Analisis de Alma Pocha This artifact is a project from US Latino Literature in which I read and analyzed the poem “Alma Pocha” by Américo Paredes. I chose this project because it incorporates an aspect of interpersonal speaking in which I interviewed my friend, María, who is from Mexico, about what she thought of the … More Reading & Writing: Analysis of “Alma Pocha” by Américo Paredes

Culture: The Tango

While studying abroad in Argentina, I went to an Argentinean Cultural Day where I saw these performers exhibit the beautiful art of the Tango, a social phenomena. We were then invited on stage to get a quick Tango lesson. Along with learning how to Tango, we experienced other Argentinean customs like the ways of the … More Culture: The Tango

Listening & Writing: Interview with Jenny & The Legend of El Silbón

Leyenda del Silbon This artifact is a project that Nick Jenderko & I completed for our Latin American Legends class. I chose this because it was one of my favorite projects because we met with a community member and talked to her about her experience growing up in Venezuela and hearing the legend of El … More Listening & Writing: Interview with Jenny & The Legend of El Silbón

Interpersonal Speaking: Conversation with Argentinean Classmates

In the summer of 2017, I studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, through the American Institute of Foreign Studies (AIFS). The program put on several nights in which we had a language exchange with this great group of Argentinean students who were learning English. Half of the conversation was in English, then it switched to … More Interpersonal Speaking: Conversation with Argentinean Classmates

Presentational Speaking: Spring Break in Guatemala Audio & Visual Presentation

https://voicethread.com/share/6322279/ This assignment represents my Presentational Speaking ability in Spanish. I completed this assignment in Spanish 140: Spanish Practical Speaking & Writing, my first Spanish class here at Drake. This presentation is about my experience on Spring break my senior year of high school in which we did service projects in impoverished Mayan villages in … More Presentational Speaking: Spring Break in Guatemala Audio & Visual Presentation