Spanish Book Club

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For registration assistance: 608-262-2451
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Join other advanced learners to read Isabel Allende's best selling first novel with an expert in Spanish literature. Improve your Spanish and learn about Chile's culture and history during the 20th century while discussing La casa de los espíritus. Participants will meet weekly in live virtual conversation sessions to discuss the novel and explore topics such as Allende's unique approach to character development, the role of magic realism in Allende's portrayal of reality and the dictatorship and its effects on everyday life. Novel purchase required extensive reading guide (PDF) included in the price. Additional audio and video material provided in Canvas. Prerequisite: Spanish 5.

Spanish 5 self-placement test

Sections available for spring 2022 (See upcoming dates for more detail):

Tuesdays, Jan. 25–April 12, 5:30–7 p.m. CT (No virtual conversation March 15).

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Earn Continuing Education Hours

By participating in this class you will earn:

Instructional Hours 40
University of Wisconsin Continuing Education Units 4

Explanation of Continuing Education Hours

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Program Questions?

Contact Christopher Moore at christopher.moore@wisc.edu or 608-262-7389

Registration Questions?

Email registrations@pyle.wisc.edu or call 608-262-2451.

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Meet your instructor(s)

Erin Paul-Schuetter

(PhD, UW-Madison) has taught beginning through advanced Spanish language courses for Continuing Studies for almost a decade. She is dedicated to creating a welcoming learning environment in her courses and enjoys the diversity of thought and experiences that lifelong learners bring to a class.