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Ethel Jorge, PhD
Professor of Spanish

Ethel Jorge, PhD

Recent Courses:

  • Community-Based Spanish Practicum I (SPAN31)
  • Spanish in the Community: Children of Immigration (SPAN100)
  • Latin American Cultural Diaspora (SPAN186)
  • Los Angeles, the city and its people (SPAN 135)
  • Expressions of Latin American Popular Cultures (SPAN187)
  • Documenting Spanish Speaking Cultures in Our Community (SPAN188)
  • Seminar on Contemporary Issues in the Spanish World (SPAN189)
  • Senior Research Seminar (SPAN199)

Selected Works (Publications and Films):

  • “The Scholarship of Community Engagement” Hispania. Volume 96, Number 2 (June 2013). Special issue with Ethel Jorge and Josef Hellebrandt, guest editors.
  • “The Intergenerational Aspects of an Undergraduate Community-Based Spanish Learning Program,” Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, vol.9, no.3 (August 2011).
  • “Assessing the Value of a Community-based Approach to Language and Cultural Learning: A Longitudinal Study,” Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, vol.11, no.1 (January 2011).
  • "Where's the Community?" Hispania, vol.93, no.1 (March 2010).
  • “Un Ritual de Intimidad” (DVD/documentary), 2010. Screenings were held at: Edelstein Center for Social Research in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 28, 2010; Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese regional conference, Pasadena, CA, October 30, 2010; Centre Social et Culturel Georges Brassens Paris, France, November 10, 2010; Costa Rica International Film Festival, Montezuma, Costa Rica, November 18-21, 2010;and Blastallet Cultural Center, Gothenburg, Sweden, December 7, 2010.
  • "A Conversation about Language Teaching and Social Justice," Hispania, vol.91.no.1 (March 2008).
  • "Moving beyond the Classroom: Creating Community-Based Learning Opportunities to Enhance Language Learning". Hispania, vol.91, no.1 (March 2008).
  • "Community-based Spanish Language and Culture Program," inMartha J. LaBare, ed., First-Year Civic Engagement: Sound Foundations for College, Citizenship and Democracy. New York: New York Times and The National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2007.
  • Exploring Spanish across the Curriculum: Garment Workers in Los Angeles,” Hispania, vol.89, no.1 (March 2006).

Recent Conferences and Invited Talks:

  • Community-based language learning. Portuguese Teacher Training Program. StarTalk grant. University of Boston, August 2013.
  • “Community Engagement in Spanish and Portuguese: K-12 Representation in Scholarship” co-presented with Josef Hellebrant at the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, July 2013.
  • “Service-Learning in Spanish: Faculty Roles and Rewards: Results from a National Survey,” co-presented with Josef Hellebrant at the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Annual Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, July 2012.
  • “Spanish in the Community and Children of Immigrants,” paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Guadalajara, Mexico, July 10-13, 2010.
  • “Community-Based Learning: How? When? Why?” workshop offered at Annual Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Guadalajara, Mexico, July 10-13, 2010.
  • “Uruguayan Cultural Practices of Intimacy,” paper presented at the Blastallet Cultural Center, Gothenburg, Sweden, December 7, 2010.

Selected Grants, Awards, and Honors:

  • Associate Editor, Hispania, the national refereed journal of the Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP), 2009-present.

Additional Information:

Curriculum Vitae

Meet Professor Ethel Jorge