Dr. Holly Silvestri is the Senior Coordinator for Translation, Training and Curriculum for NCI. She has experience in the fields of translation and interpretation and is a member of the National Language Service Corps. Her working languages are Spanish, French, and English. She also runs her own language service provider business and is currently teaching for the Basic Language Program in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Arizona.
Senior Coordinator Translation, Training, Curriculum (SCTTC)
Continuation of Spanish 101, 102, and 201 or by placement exam. As the second semester of the second year Spanish, this course is designed to provide insight into the literature and culture of the Spanish speaking countries. Themes are developed by content-based cultural activities, which provide awareness in the Hispanic culture, and encourage students to formulate opinions on a variety of contemporary issues through authentic readings, discussions and writing. This course reviews the grammatical concepts in a more sophisticated way and analyses more complex syntactic structures considered within a functional whole such as the subjunctive moods, etc. The teaching approach integrates grammar and culture in a functional use through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Classroom activities stress communication across the four skills with a strong aural, oral and written component. Audio, video, and computer materials incorporated.