Summer classes start June 25, 2013! Register below
CUSLAR offers not-for-credit Spanish classes year-round as part of our
educational programming. Our language classes are fun, interactive and taught by native speakers. The classes provide an opportunity to
learn a language in a small-group setting with a curriculum tailored to fit each group's learning needs and goals.
GENERAL INFORMATION, Summer 2013
There are a total of 12 1-hour classes, which meet Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Classes are held on Cornell's central campus.
Level: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
Starting: June 25, 2013
Ending: August 6, 2013
Excluding July 4
Early Registration Fee: $190 Early Registration Deadline: June 18, 2013
Regular Registration Fee: $210 Registration Deadline: June 25, 2013
Drop Deadline: July 2, 2013
Meet the CUSLAR Spanish instructor!
Edward Curran is a fourth year graduate student at Cornell University in the Department of Romance Studies pursuing a PhD in Hispanic Studies.
For the past ten years he has taught Spanish language classes in various academic and professional settings: both at the community college and university level and seminars designed for medical professionals. His diverse instructional experience has also afforded him the opportunity to work with a wide range of individuals with unique backgrounds and learning goals, from college students meeting second language requirements to lifelong learners taking coursework for pure enjoyment.
Edward describes his teaching philosophy:
“Above all, I strive to create a comfortable classroom environment for my students in order to inspire confidence when speaking Spanish. Each learner is unique, and I try to assist them in setting and achieving their own learning goals.
“There is nothing I enjoy more than witnessing a student’s “aha moment” when a particular concept that they have been working on just clicks. I view language instruction as much more than just repetitive grammar and vocabulary drills. Each class is like a conversation, a dialogue among learners who are day by day building confidence and competency in written and spoken Spanish in order to engage native speakers in their community and abroad.”