Monthly Archives: March 2021

Congratulations Prof. Victoria Mateu for her collaboration in the “Babies prefer baby talk, whether they’re learning one language or two study”

Published: March 23, 2021

This news release from the UCLA Newsroom website features a large study that Prof. Mateu collaborated in and was recently published in the Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science Journal. Among other questions, in this paper, Mateu and colleagues addressed a concern that many parents have —whether bilingualism causes language difficulties or delays….

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Aguilas wins the SXSW 2021 Documentary Shorts Jury Award!

Published: March 19, 2021

The UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese is happy to share with you that Aguilas, Professor Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, and Maite Zubiaurre’s mini-doc is the winner of the SXSW 2021 Documentary Shorts Jury Award! See below the Jury Statement. Jury Statement: “Águilas is a film that most poignantly displays the need immigrants feel to come to America — even at the…

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PORT 8A: Portuguese Conversation

Published: March 17, 2021

This course is designed to help beginner and intermediate students of Portuguese language to improve their conversation skills through discussions, presentations, participation in events, and other communicative situations. Among other elements of speech, we will use formal and informal speaking styles. We will also use appropriate vocabulary to discuss issues relevant to students’ lives and…

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International Women’s Day Feature: Congratulations to our Undergraduate student, Jazminne Rodriguez for her many achievements!

Published: March 9, 2021

Today we celebrate the achievements of Jazminne Rodriguez (UCLA 2021), who overcame repeated adversity to realize her dream of a UCLA education. She has her sites set on law school next. Her ultimate goal? To become an immigration lawyer. Although not personally affected, Jazminne witnessed the devastation of many high school classmates when parents or…

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The Website “El Mar y sus Metáforas” is now live. Congratulations Prof. Rodriguez!

Published: March 4, 2021

The beautifully animated maps and pedagogical diagrams featured in Patricia Seed’s talk should resonate with Portuguese students. Likewise, the inclusion of rare and impactful Mesoamerican imagery in Mariana Favila’s presentation should be captivating to most Latinamericanists. The next guest will be Clementina Battcock from the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH-México), who will talk…

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Aguilas wins the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival Mini-Doc Award 2021!

Published: March 4, 2021

The UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese is happy to share with you that Aguilas, Professor Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and Maite Zubiaurre’s mini-doc won the Oscar-qualifying Big Sky Documentary Film Festival Mini-Doc Award 2021! See below for Award Description and Jury Statement: An Oscar-qualifying event, winners in the Best Short and Best Mini-Doc categories qualify for Academy Award…

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Spanish 1, 2, and 3: Summer Intensive Studies

Published: March 2, 2021

Dear S&P Students, For your consideration – Enroll in Spanish 1, 2, and 3 for Summer 2021 Satisfy the Foreign Langauge Requirement for graduation in just 3 weeks.  Span 1 Session A3: Meets from 6/21 – 7/9: Duration 3 weeks M T W R F: 9:00 – 11:00 A.M. Span 2 Session B3: Meets from 7/12…

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PORT 175: Topics In Creative Writing and Literary Translation

Published: March 2, 2021

Dear S&P Students, For your consideration – Enroll in PORTGSE 175 this Spring Quarter! The class will be held remotely Monday & Wednesday  10:00 – 11:50 AM. See below: ***prereq of PORTGSE 25, 26, or 27 can be waived for students interested in taking this course. Academic work can be completed in English, Spanish or Portuguese….

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