American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
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2016 Fall Meeting of the Southern California Chapter of AATSP

The Southern California Chapter of the AATSP invites you to attend our 2016 Fall Meeting that will take place at Loyola Marymount University this Saturday, November 12, 2016. You can see the invitation to the meeting and the program here.


April 23rd 2016 AATSP-SoCal Spring Meeting!

After a very successful spring conference last fall at CSU Channel Islands, this Spring meeting was scheduled at Cal Poly Pomona and organized by the vice-president, Dr. Amàlia Llombart. The more than sixty attendees were welcomed by Dr. Liliane Fucaloro—Chair of the English and Foreign Languages department—and Dr. Isabel Bustamante, Coordinator of the Foreign Languages Program, while they partook of a continental breakfast. They then attended the Plenary Session, facilitated by the renowned Italian neurolinguist Dr. Eleonora Rossi, who spoke about the complexity of second language learning and its neurological benefits. After the well-received plenary session, attendees went to the simultaneous sessions on language and literature, which lasted until late in the afternoon. During lunch, Stella Manley—Cal Poly Pomona alumna and Spanish instructor—received a recognition for her loyal support of the AATSP-SoCal conferences. Attendees also enjoyed the exhibits of an undergraduate poster session and contest, as well as a lively discussion with the posters’ authors. The students Alicia Ayala and Galia Alba were the recipients of the undergraduate research poster contest award in the areas of literature and linguistics, respectively.

Many thanks to the Dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, Dr. Sharon Hilles, and to the Chair of the Department of English and Foreign Languages, Dr. Liliane Fucaloro, for sponsoring and supporting the conference. Also, many thanks to the wonderful students of the Spanish Language Association and DePie for the extraordinary help in organizing this conference.

Our next conference will be at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, on November 12!

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1. Dr. Eleonora Rossi, plenary speaker.
2. Students of the Spanish Language Association and DePie take a lunch break from their hard work assisting to every detail in the organization of the conference.
3. Dr. Isabel Bustamante and Dr. Llombart give a well-deserved recognition to Stella Manley for her loyal support to the AATSP-SoCal.
4. Lively discussion during the poster session
5. Galia Alba and Alicia Ayala, recipients of the Undergraduate Student Poster Contest Award, next to their faculty mentors, Dr. Llombart and Dr. Albalá.

 


AATSP Southern California Chapter Fall 2015 Meeting : Thank you CSU Channel Islands!

The Southern California Chapter of the AATSP would like to thank the Department of Spanish, the Office of Student Life, the John Spoor Broome Libraray, and the Student Research Steering Council at the CSU Channel Island for the successful organization of the Fall 2015 Meeting of our chapter. Also thank you to the Mexican Consulate in Oxnard, to Vista Higher Learning, and to CENGAGE Learning for their contributions. You can see the program of the meeting here 




Thank you University of La Verne for a great Spring Meeting!   

The Southern California Chapter of the AATSP would like to express its gratitude to the University of La Verne for organizing the Spring Meeting of the chapter this past April 25, 2015. You can take a look at the impressive program of presentations that were given that day.



Great Fall Meeting of the Southern California Chapter of AATSP at USC, October 25, 2014 

Our 2014 Fall Meeting at the University of Southern California was a huge success! We had an emotive homage to USC Professor Emerita Carmen Silva Corvalán and an excellent plenary presentation by Professor Comfort Pratt from Texas Tech University. Attendees were able to participate in a series of very interesting presentations and workshops (see program here) and they also had the opportunity to catch up with colleagues and old friends during lunch. Thanks to the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Vista Higher Learning, Cengage Learning, the Department of Modern Languages at Azusa Pacific University, the Embajada de España, and the Phi Omicron Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi.



Thank you Pasadena City College for organizing the Spring 2014 SoCal Conference of the Southern California Chapter of the AATSP

Pasadena City College organized a very successful meeting of our chapter on Saturday, April 26. See the PROGRAM here. Thanks for allowing us to visit your campus and having a very productive and informative meeting.


Fall Meeting of the SoCal Chapter of AATSP. October 26, 2013 at UCLA  was huge success

The Southern California chapter of the AATSP would like to thank Professor Claudia Parodi and all her collaborators at UCLA for helping us in the organization of a very succesfull meeting this past October 26, 2013. Approximately 100 people attended the meeting and 80 of them were able to stay with us for lunch. Professor Fernando Rubio from the University of Utah gave a very well received plenary presentation titled "Going Beyond the Flipped Classroom in World Languages," you can find his presentation here. To see the program, click here.



¡Ganamos! The Southern California Chapter of the AATSP is the 2013 recipient of the Chapter of the Year Award

The Southern California Chapter of the AATSP is the 2013 recipient of the Chapter of the Year Award presented by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. The AATSP Awards Selection Committee found the chapter credentials to be outstanding.As the recipient of this award, your chapter will receive a certificate and the check for $500 at the Awards Banquet of the 2013 AATSP conference in San Antonio, Texas. Thanks to all the people and institutions who have supported this past year and have made this possible.