Sunday, January 27, 2019

Language and Culture Assistants Program in Spain

The Education Office of the Consulate General of Spain in New York is pleased to contact you regarding the Language and Culture Assistants Program sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Education.

There will be more than 4,000 positions available all over Spain for university graduates or undergraduate students who have completed at least two full years of college. The positions are offered in the public school system for school year 2019-2020. Applications are completely free and are submitted online.

Language Assistants will get a monthly allowance of 700€-1,000€ and will also be provided with medical insurance. The duration of the program is eight months: from October 2019 to May 2020. Positions will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis among eligible candidates, provided they submit a complete and valid application.

Language Assistants will work in close connection with experienced Spanish teachers and will be expected to collaborate mostly in teaching English oral skills. They will have the opportunity to learn about Spanish language and culture and use their experience upon their return to the United States, thus helping to develop cultural understanding between the citizens of Spain and the United States of America.

The application period will end on April 10th, 2019

We would be very grateful if you could inform potential candidates of this opportunity.

Further information can be found at:

Video clip about the program:

Should candidates have any questions, please contact us

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Spanish program/ Dr. Simon-Alegre

I want to share with you the good news about Ana's research and publication:

At the Modern Language Conference. Chicago, Friday, January 4th 2019, at the round table that Ana led, 'Queer Women: Readers and Writers in 19th & 20th Peninsular Spanish Literature’ she read the paper ‘Queer Women in Peninsular Spanish Literature’. 
Her paper ‘Suicide in the Spanish Army as a Trigger for the Crisis in Hegemonic Masculinity at the Beginning of the 20th century’ was selected to be part of the book Death in the Hispanic World, coordinated by professor Esther M. Alarcón-Arana and published by Peter Lang Publishing. 
She is coordinating with professor Aurélie Vialette (Stony Brook) for the 2019 NeMLA the seminar titled: ‘Queer Women: Reading and Writing in 19th & 20th-century Peninsular Spanish Literature’ She will present a paper titled: ‘Unique Literary Friendship a from Concepción Gimeno de Flaquer to Carmen Laforet’.
Her paper "Tracking the female 'I' and the author 'I' in Correspondence in the Late 19th century" has been accepted to the conference The Nineteenth-Century in 2019. Mapping Women’s Writing in the Long Nineteenth Century. This conference will take place at California State University, Long Beach, April 25th-28th.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Dr. Vincenzo Selleri/ Italian Program

I want to share the good news:

Dr. Selleri has been invited to present a paper at the conference "State Building and Minorities: the Jews in Italy" that will be held at the University of Maryland, College Park and John Hopkins University, Baltimore May 5-7, 2019. He will present the paper "Ludeca: Jewish Space and Jewish Rights in 15th Century Kingdom of Naples."

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Spain programs/ 2019-2020

Auxiliares de conversación extranjeros en España
Convocatoria 2019-2020
Acceso al servicio online
Plazo de presentación de solicitudes:PRÓXIMA APERTURA desde el 10 de enero de 2019 hasta el 10 de abril de 2019
Información general
Ayudas a graduados o estudiantes de último curso de países con los que existe acuerdo bilateral para ser auxiliar de conversación extranjero en centros educativos públicos españoles.
Graduados y estudiantes universitarios en su último año académico de los siguientes países:
Alemania, Australia, Austria, Bélgica (francés o inglés), Bulgaria (inglés), Canadá (francés o inglés), China (chino e inglés), Estados Unidos, Federación de Rusia, Filipinas, Finlandia (inglés), Francia, Irlanda, India (inglés), Italia, Luxemburgo (inglés), Malta, Marruecos (francés), Noruega (inglés), Nueva Zelanda, Países Bajos (inglés), Paises de Oceanía (Fiyi, Islas Salomón, Tonga y Vanuatu), Portugal, Reino Unido, Singapur, Suecia (inglés), Suiza (alemán, francés o italiano) y Túnez (francés)

Spanish Program/ Dr. Amador

I would like to share the good news about my work during the sabbatical leave, in addition to the acceptance of my two papers, one at NeMLA in Washington DC and one at the Congreso Internacionales in Chile, my article "Exploring the Self: Angelina Beloff and Frida Kahlo" has been published in the Journal #5, 2018, Se Acabó la tinta.  Artes Visuales.

I have also accepted the invitation to participate as a member of the  “Congreso Hispanoamericano de Prensa”, this entity has been in existence for more than 20 years organizing congresses, conferences, and seminar with an active community participation. 

In addition to all above, I was also able to complete the revision of the manuscript for the Intermediate Spanish textbook.