Education Programs: Education Development and Demonstration

Period of Performance

7/1/2003 - 9/30/2007

Funding Totals

$200,000.00 (approved)
$200,000.00 (awarded)

Telling Moments: A Spanish Film Archive for High School Teachers

FAIN: ED-50167-03

University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA 22903-4833)
David T. Gies (Project Director: October 2002 to January 2008)

The creation of a web-based archive of scenes from Spanish films for use in high school classrooms.

We wish to create a web-based distance-learning mechanism that would enable high school teachers and students to use excerpts from Spanish films to improve their knowledge of Spanish language and culture. We would offer a group of teachers immersion in the history and interpretation of Spanish film, then provide a subset of that group with training and resources for devloping the searchable, annotated, we archive of film scenes. The archive would then be made broadly available through formal programs and courses and publicized widely through various organized media.

Associated Products

Spanish Conversation: Cinema (Course or Curricular Material)
Title: Spanish Conversation: Cinema
Author: David T. Gies
Abstract: The site has enriched a course I have taught at the University of Virginia. Students can access the website and use it to improve their pronunciation, comprehension, and vocabulary.
Year: 2009
Audience: Undergraduate

Nicolas Fernandez de Moratin. (Book)
Title: Nicolas Fernandez de Moratin.
Author: Gies, David T.
Year: 1979
Publisher: Boston: Twayne Publishers
Type: Single author monograph