Aula Cervantes Institute

Aula Cervantes

The Cervantes Institute was founded in Spain in 1991 to promote the teaching of Spanish and to bring to light the diverse cultures of Spanish speaking countries.

The Seattle branch of the Institute, called Aula Cervantes Seattle, is housed in Room B-209, Padelford Hall. Among the Institute’s offerings, available to both students and teachers, are a wide selection of online Spanish language instruction programs (through the Spanish Virtual Classroom (AVE)), including preparation classes for the Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE) Examination, and one classroom course in the spring.

“The DELE exam is one of the most important things we do,” said María Luisa Miguéliz, director of the UW’s Aula Cervantes. She describes it as the equivalent of a language visa, an internationally recognized proficiency certification. “If you are interested in proving your level of Spanish, if you are planning to travel or work in a Spanish speaking country, if you are applying for a job that requires Spanish knowledge,” said Miguéliz, “then the DELE would be a diploma to enhance your resume and market yourself.” The next DELE exam takes place in May of 2013 with a registration deadline in April. Contact Aula Cervantes for more information. http://seattle.cervantes.es/en/default.shtm

The Institute, in collaboration with the Division of Spanish and Portuguese Studies and the Honorary Consulate of Spain, offers a number of academic and cultural events, all of which are open to the public. Get out your calendars and start planning your winter Spanish cultural and social activities!

This quarter’s events so far include:

Screening: “Pacha” and Q&A session with director
April 26

Place: Allen - Gates Building (Kent Evans Auditorium)
Lakeside School
14505 1st Avenue NE
Seattle, WA. 98125

2013 Seattle Latino Film Festival Educational Outreach Program with Lakeside School

Free and open to the public

Screening: “Lorca, así que pasen 100 años.”
April 29
The film's director, Javier Rioyo, who is also the director of Cervantes Institute in NY, will be in the Auditorium for a Q&A session (In Spanish with English subtitles)

Place: University of Washington, CMU 120

Free and open to the public

Lecture: Shadow Memories: The Archaeology of Civil War and Dictatorship in Spain
(Alfredo González Ruibal)
May 3

The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) has received some degree of international attention in recent years due to the belated upsurge of mass grave exhumations, usually conducted by grassroots associations with the help of archaeologists and anthropologists. The revelation of atrocities committed by the Nationalists during and after the war has been crucial in changing the popular image of the period. However, mass graves are just one material phenomenon of the conflict. In this talk, an archaeology of violence is proposed that covers the manifold facets of the war and the dictatorship: from the trenches of Madrid in November 1936 to the forced labor camps that were still in operation in the 1950s. The aim is to show the possibilities of the discipline to produce, from material remnants, an alternative narrative of the conflict. This talk is based on an archaeological project conducted between 2008 and 2012 in which battlefields, concentration camps and prisons of the civil war and the Franco dictatorship were excavated all over the country."

Place: University of Washington

Free and open to the public

Screening: “Capsulas”
May 17
Place: Allen - Gates Building (Kent Evans Auditorium)
Lakeside School
14505 1st Avenue NE
Seattle, WA. 98125

2013 Seattle Latino Film Festival Educational Outreach Program with Lakeside School

Free and open to the public

DELE exam at UW
May 25
For updates and changes and for more information on locations and pricing, check the Aula Cervantes Institute in Seattle website: http://seattle.cervantes.es/en/default.shtm

For updates and changes and for more information on locations and pricing, check the Aula Cervantes Institute in Seattle website:
http://seattle.cervantes.es/en/default.shtm

You may email María Luisa Miguéliz at aula.seattle@cervantes.es

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