At Santiago Canyon College, the Modern Language's mission is to offer quality language experiences to expand awareness and understanding of cultural diversity and other worldviews through languages learning. In addition to providing timely university transfer courses, the department offers an Associate in Arts in Modern Languages, an Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer, an American Sign Language Certificate of Achievement as well as community services learning activities.
Professor Lourdes Fajardo has been an educator for almost 30 years, during her teaching career, she has taught Latin American Literature, Peninsular Literature and all levels of Spanish for both non-native students as well as heritage speakers. As part of her MA she completed courses on culture, Spanish Literature, and Spanish Linguistics in the countries of Spain, Costa Rica and Mexico.
Professor Fajardo created Spanish for Spanish Speaker Program here at Santiago Canyon College and has been the lead organizer for “The International Film Festival" and the “Latin American Film Festival. In addition, Prof. Fajardo is instrumental in planning and providing the academic component for “The Day of the Dead" and “Cinco de Mayo" cultural events.
In addition, professor Fajardo has presented multiple workshops at local and state level, focusing on “Best Practices for Teaching Foreign Languages", “Teaching Heritage Speakers" and “Preparing HS Students to take the Advanced Placement Spanish Literature Exam". Professor Fajardo is an avid traveler always seeking to learn about different cultures. One of her most memorable was traveling to China to teach and train teachers on second language acquisition methodologies. Two of her passions....family and her profession!
Program Student Learning Outcomes - SLOs
Upon successful completion of the major requirements for this degree, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of the cultural perspectives and mores of the Spanish speakers in Latin America and Spain.
- Demonstrate understanding of the Spanish language through the synthesis, analysis and evaluation of the target language to derive meaning of implicit and explicit written material and spoken messages in authentic cultural context
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
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Proposed Course Offerings 2022-2024
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