Student Resources

Activities

Study Jam Tutoring

Free, drop-in, group tutoring
Spanish 101, 102, 201, 202
Wednesdays, 11:45 am – 2:15 pm
Thursdays, 10:15 am – 12:45 pm
Lommasson 272, Office for Student Success

Spanish Club

Please contact Mark Hirshfelder at meglacey.hirshfelder@umconnect.edu.

Spanish Career Opportunities

Administration and Counseling

Supervision and curriculum development for bilingual education UNESCO technical assistance (with experience in education) Department of Defense Dependent Schools.

Teaching Abroad

Fulbright-Hays Program (1) U.S. Government Positions (Overseas Dependent Schools) (2) Peace Corps (with mathematics, science) Sources: see Whole World Handbook (Council on International Educational Exchange, 205 East 42 St., NY, NY 10017); Study and Teaching Opportunities Abroad (write the U.S. government Printing Office); write also to the Office of Overseas Schools, U.S. Department of State; for (1) write the office of International Education, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C., 20202; for (2) write the Department of Defense.

Foreign Language Teaching

Elementary level: FLES (Foreign language in Elementary Schools) High School College

MLA Job Information Lists (quarterly) AATSP Job Information Service (see Hispania) MLA Guide for Job Candidates and Dept. Chairs in English and foreign Languages (write the MLA Job Information Service, 62 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY 10011 TESOL (MA in applied linguistics with specialization in teaching English as a foreign language or TEFL)

Types and places of work

  • Overseas: for American firms doing business abroad (agents and sales representatives; executive to clerical level jobs; etc.)
  • U.S.: representative of foreign firms doing business here; etc.
  • Type of positions:
    • Managerial, executive, and marketing
    • Technical and engineering
    • Banking and financial
    • Secretarial and clerical
  • Sources of information:
    • Classified advertisement
    • Occupational Outlook Handbook (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of labor)
  • Specialized Schools preparing people for bilingual careers in business: American Graduate School of International Management (Glendale, AS)
  • Monterey Institute of International Studies (425 Van Buren St., Monterey, CA 93940)

Federal Government

  • For general information write U.S. Office of Personnel management (Washington D.C. 20415) or contact the nearest Federal Job Information Center. See also the U.S. Government Manual.
  • Department of State. Foreign Service Officers (FSOs). State Department=s Language Service Division. Write the Employment Division, Department of State, Washington, D.C. 20520
  • Agency for International Development (AID). Write Office of Personnel Management, AID, Washington, D.C. 20523
  • U.S. Information Agency (USIA). Information offices and libraries abroad. Voice of America. Magazine publishing. Binational centers. Write the Employment Branch, Office of Personnel, USIA, Washington, D.C. 20547
  • ACTION. Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA). Write ACTION, Personnel management Division, Washington, D.C. 20525
  • Department of Agriculture. Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS). Office of International Cooperation and Development (OICD). Write the Office of Personnel, Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250
  • Department of Commerce. International Trade Administration (ITA) and its Foreign Commercial Service. United States Travel Service. Write the Office of Personnel, Department of commerce, Washington, D.C. 20230
  • Department of Defense. Write personnel and Security, Washington Headquarters Services, Department of Defense, Washington, D.C. 20301
  • Department of Education. Office of International Education. Office of Bilingual Education. Write the Office of Personnel, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C. 20202
  • Department of the Interior. FBI. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Immigration and Naturalization Service. International Affairs Office of the Criminal Division. Write the Office of Personnel, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. 20530
  • Department of Labor. Bureau of International labor Affairs. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Write the Reception and Correspondence Unit, Dept. of Labor, Washington, D.C. 20210
  • Department of the Treasury. Office of the Assistant Secretary. U.S. Customs Service. Write the Office of Personnel, Dept. of the Treasury, Washington, D.C. 20220
  • Smithsonian Institute. Write the Office of Personnel, Smithsonian Inst. Washington, D.C. 20560
  • Library of Congress. Department of Research Services. Write the Recruitment and Placement office, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540

Local Government

  • International Organizations

United Nations

  • Organization of American States
  • World Bank
  • International Monetary Fund
  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • Pan American Health Association

Write the American Library Association, 50 East Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611

Journalism. Radio and TV. Film. Publishing.

Hotels and motels. Transportation companies. Tour operators.

Health Services. Social Work. Religious Organizations. International Visitors Information Service (IVIS). Catholic Relief Service. YMCA, YWCA. Red Cross.

Interpreting

Interpreters for the Federal Courts (certifying office; Administrative office of the U.S. Courts, Washington, D.C. 20544). U.S. Schools which provide training: Georgetown University, Monterey Institute

Translating

UN. Federal Government (Write the Language Services Division, Department of State, Washington, D.C. 20520). For general information write the American Translators Association (ATA), 109 Croton Avenue, Ossining, New York 10562, and the American Association of Language Specialists (TAALS), 1000 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 9, Washington, D.C. 20036

See Edward Bourgoin. Foreign languages and Your Career. 3rd ed. Washington, D.C.: Columbia Language Services, 1984.

See also H. Ned Seelye and J. Laurence Day. Foreign Language Aficionados and Other Multilingual Types. Lincolnwood, Illinois: VGM Career Horizons, 1996.

Spanish Language Videos and Films at UM

  • Teaching Foreign Languages K-12: A Library of Classroom Practices
  • Learning Spanish VT 01947
  • Essential History of Spanish (since Franco) VT 09231
  • Living Language (Spanish) Ask ILL to get it from another UM campus
  • La nueva lengua (Mexico) VT 09708
  • Los Méxicos de México VT 09709
  • La Nueva España (Colonial Period) VT 09706
  • El español de hoy (Spanish as a second language in the U.S.) VT 09710
  • El viejo mundo (birth of the Spanish language) VT 09705
  • Espejo enterrado (five parts) VT 03824 through VT 03828
  • America: The Americas VT 03220
  • Columbus and the Age of Discovery MVT 0129
  • Christopher Columbus VT 02369
  • Clash of Cultures (Taino Indians/Caribbean) VT 05436
  • Conquistadores (4 parts) Ask ILL to get this from another UM campus
  • Spanish Conquest of Mexico VT 09633
  • El enigma de Quetzalcóatl VT 08715
  • Mexico: Rise and Fall of the Aztecs VT 05435
  • El tesoro de Montezuma VT 02853
  • España y las Américas VT 01639
  • US-Mexican War 1840-1848 VT 08932
  • Ernesto Che Guevara VT 07703
  • Panama Canal 01 (Ask at Reserve)
  • Sixth SunBMayan Uprising in Chiapas VT 06980
  • Chiapas VT 09009

Argentina

  • Plata quemada (ordered Nov. 02)
  • Boquitas pintadas (ordered Nov. 02)
  • Jorge Luis Borges VT 01088
  • Borges para millones VT 06993
  • El Memorioso (Borges) VT 01088
  • El sur (on order)
  • La muerte y la brújula (on order)
  • Julio Cortázar: Art=s Iconoclast VT 11395
  • Julio Cortázar VT 06994
  • Modelos para desarmar VT 05821
  • Martín Fierro VT 05930
  • Don Segundo Sombra VT 05979
  • Camila VT 08545
  • El día que me quieres VT 04535
  • El túnel VT 10596
  • La historia oficial VT 08549
  • Man facing southeast VT 08717

Chile

  • Dance of Hope (Disappeared in Chile) VT 03115
  • El lugar sin límites (Mexican production) VT 08694
  • Yo soy Pablo Neruda VT 05961
  • Pablo Neruda AT 04929

Colombia

  • Técnicas de duelo (ordered Nov. 02)
  • Tales Beyond Solitude (Gabriel García Márquez) VT 07898
  • Yo soy el que tú buscas (Gabriel García Márquez) VT 10396
  • Gabriel García Márquez: la magia de lo real (on order)
  • Cartas del parque (Gabriel García Márquez) VT 08626
  • La virgen de los sicarios (Our Lady of the Assassins) (on order)

Cuba

  • Five Latin American Authors Speak (Carpentier) (on order)
  • El derecho de asilo (satire on Caribbean politics/Carpentier) VT 10595
  • Azucar amarga VT 10337
  • Before Night Falls VT 11405
  • Buena Vista Social Club VT 10608
  • I Am Cuba (1964 film) VT 08378
  • Passage to Paradise (Cuban immigrants) VT 04490
  • Retrato de Teresa VT 03114
  • Fresa y chocolate VT 08543
  • La Última Cena VT 08986
  • Guantanamera VT 11249
  • Memorias del subdesarrollo (Cuba in the 1960's) VT 08881
  • Muerte de un burócrata (1966) VT 10984
  • La poesía de Nicolás Guillén VT 06568

Dominican Republic

  • Nueba Yol VT (on order)

Guatemala

  • El norte VT 01137
  • Mayan Voices/American Lives VT 05924
  • El silencio de Neto (1954 film) VT07979
  • Rigoberta VT 06569
  • When Mountains Tremble (Menchú) VT 04993

Mexico

  • Amores perros (ordered Nov. 02)
  • Y tu mamá también (ordered Nov. 02)
  • Deep Crimson (ordered Nov. 02)
  • El grito (Bloody Proof) (ordered Nov. 02)
  • Fernando del Paso VT 10597
  • Five Latin American Authors Speak (Rulfo) VT 11397
  • Juan Rulfo VT 09720
  • Juan Rulfo (Inframundo) VT 09720
  • Carlos Fuentes at Home in the Americas VT 11164
  • Carlos Fuentes (reads) VT 07998
  • Octavio Paz: Mexico=s Muse VT 11396
  • Octavio Paz VT 07988
  • An Uncommon Poet: Octavio Paz VT 08983
  • Frida: naturaleza viva VT 08724
  • Frida Kahlo (1910-1954) (en inglés) VT 03095
  • México, música, magia (music) VT 02814
  • Mexico: Dead or Alive? VT 10580
  • María Candelaria (Xochimilco) VT 01638
  • El último cuple (Musical drama) VT 03837
  • Legacy of the Mexican Revolution VT 05928
  • Sor Metiche (1979 film) VT 03111
  • Los olvidados (Buñuel) VT 08837
  • Ay Jalisco (documentary) VT 02816
  • Flor silvestre (1943 film) VT 00906
  • El mariachi VT 08835
  • Yo, la peor de todas VT 08824
  • Ties that Bind (Mexican immigrants) VT 11288
  • El Cristo del océano VT 00888
  • Marcelino Pan y Vino (1955 film) VT 02926
  • Salón México VT 11017
  • La hija del engaño (1951 film) VT 02187
  • La soldadera VT 02813
  • Maclovia VT 02822
  • Callejón de los milagros (Midaq Ally) (1995 film) VT 10995
  • La violetera (1958 Spanish/Mexican film) VT 02818
  • El Padre Pistolas VT 02817
  • Danzón VT 08863
  • Macario VT 02193
  • I Know all Three (Family film) VT 03151

Nicaragua

  • Ernesto Cardenal (In processing) VT 08004
  • Ernesto Cardenal: Cántico Cósmico VT 06995
  • Alsino y el condor (1982) VT 01094

Paraguay

  • Augusto Roa Bastos VT 10598
  • El portón de los sueños (Roa Bastos) VT 09767

Peru

  • Todos somos estrellas (ordered Nov. 02)
  • Mario Vargas Llosa VT 09719
  • Mario Vargas Llosa: In Love with Peru VT 11394
  • Mario Vargas Llosa: Maestro de las voces VT 09719
  • La ciudad y los perros VT 07399
  • Ice Mummies (Peru) VT 10923
  • Boca del lobo (Lion=s Den) VT 11303

Puerto Rico

  • Nuyorican Dream VT10523

Uruguay

  • Eduardo Galeano VT 08127
  • Galeano VT 06567

Venezuela

  • Doña Bárbara VT 07381
  • Viva la causa: 500 Years of Chicano History VT 07747
  • Sobrenatural (1995) VT 10980
  • La vida de Chucho El Roto (California film) VT 02858
  • Chulas fronteras VT 05431

Culture

  • Introducing Spain VT 03576
  • Semana Santa en España VT 03575
  • Andalusian Epic (Spanish History) MVT 0490
  • Andalusia VT 04483
  • Salamanca VT 05348
  • Madrid VT 05349
  • Flamenco VT 04313
  • Paquirri, marcha al triunfo (Spanish bullfighting) VT 01192
  • España y las Américas (magazine) VT 01639

Painters

  • Pablo Picasso: Guernica (Ask ILL to get this from another UM campus)
  • Miró: theatre of dreams VT 03207
  • Dalí VT 05903

Spanish American War

  • Crucible of Empire VT 09602
  • Crucible of Empire VT 09955
  • Splendid Little War VT 04950

Medieval

  • Image of Medieval Spain VT 04486
  • Poema de Cid VT 00678
  • Libro de buen amor VT 00682
  • La Celestina VT 01013

Golden Age/Baroque

  • El Licenciado Vidriera (Cervantes) VT 03780
  • Extramuros (1985)(Lesbian/nun film) VT 09717

Nineteenth-Century

  • Nazarín VT 02807
  • Fortunata y Jacinta VT 01612
  • Tristana (Buñuel film) VT 08542

Generation of '98

  • Niebla de Miguel de Unamuno VT 01586
  • Niebla 01 (Ask at Reserve)

Federico García Lorca

  • Federico García Lorca VT 09154
  • Federico García Lorca (early period) VT 10986
  • Federico García Lorca VT 00674
  • The Spirit of Lorca VT 10987

Civil War/Franco

  • Will of a People VT 09146
  • Caudillo (video on Franco) VT 00891
  • Legacy of Franco VT 04484
  • Spanish Earth VT 05921
  • El espíritu de la colmena VT 08909
  • Spanish Civil War VT 05849
  • Belle Epoque VT 04606
  • Demonios en el jardín (Spain 1939-1975) VT 08832

Films (Pedro Almodóvar)

  • Pedro Almodóvar (interview) VT 09227
  • La flor de mi secreto VT 08707
  • Matador VT 08627
  • Laberinto de pasiones VT 08844
  • Todo sobre mi madre VT 11250
  • Qué he hecho para merecer esto? VT 08548
  • Jamón jamón VT 08524
  • Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios VT 09364
  • Entre tinieblas VT 08823
  • Átame (on order)

Films (Luis Buñuel)

  • Simon del desierto VT 00991
  • El ángel exterminador (Mexico 1962) VT 08827
  • Los olvidados (about a gang in Mexico City) VT 08837
  • Tristana VT 08542
  • Un perro andaluz VT 04017
  • La hija del engaño VT 02187
  • Nazarín (1958) VT 02807
  • Ese obscuro objeto de deseo (in French with English subtitles) VT 01098

Films (Carlos Saura)

  • Bodas de sangre VT 01059
  • Cría VT 01081
  • Jardín de las delicias VT 11248
  • Tratos y retratos VT 09224
  • (Ay, Carmela! (Spanish Civil War) VT 02703
  • María cumple 100 años (1978 film) VT 02701
  • Elisa, vida mía VT 08847

Films (general)

  • Entre tinieblas VT 08823
  • La línea del cielo (1984 film) VT 00897
  • El diputado (Gay film) VT 00975
  • Gitana tienes que ser VT 02846
  • Adiós to the Past VT 04485
  • Las cartas de Alou (African immigrant to Spain) VT 08522
  • Los santos inocentes VT 01070
  • La violetera (Spanish/Mexican film) VT 02818
  • El día de la bestia VT 11018
  • Life and Times of Jean Urruty (film about the Basques) VT 01068
  • Alas de mariposa (1991) VT 09753
  • Los amantes (1992 film) VT 08850
  • La ardilla roja (1993 film) VT 08848
  • Boca a boca VT (1995 film) (10978)
  • Nico y Dani (look up VT number