Course Description


Instructor: Phyllis Bailey

Day of Week: Wednesdays

Dates: June 5 – July 24 (8 sessions)

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: In-person at Center City

This class will be conducted entirely in Spanish. First there will be a Q & A. Then we will read and discuss a selected short story, followed by an episode of Destinos, a video course in Spanish with Spanish subtitles. The class will end with a selection from the novel Violeta, by Isabel Allende.

Maximum: 25

Pre-requisite: Two years of Spanish at OLLI or any other Institute. The student should obtain Read and Think Spanish 4th edition (McGraw Hill) and the novel Violeta by Isabel Allende in Spanish.

Instructor Bio: Phyllis Bailey, BA in Spanish, University of Kentucky; MS in education Administration, University of Pennsylvania. She was a Peace Corps volunteer in Brazil and an exchange teacher in Puerto Rico. She taught Spanish for 33 years and was department chair of the World Language Department at Central High School. She taught algebra and ESOL (English to speakers of other languages). She also studied in Mexico, Spain, and France and has traveled extensively.


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Spanish Short Stories [In-person at TUCC]
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