Academy of Lifelong Learning






George Shivers

Thursdays, January 31 – March 7 (six weeks) 4:15 – 5:15 pm
Oral Language Practice
*This course is limited to 25 participants.*

This course will continue from the Basic Spanish I and II offered in the fall semester. While intended primarily for those who attended those classes, others with some background in Spanish are welcome to join. The course is built around the textbook Spanish Demystified, which will be a required purchase for students. Basic Spanish III will begin with chapter 8 of the book and continue through chapters 9 and 10. In addition to basic grammatical structures, emphasis will be on vocabulary building and conversation.

GEORGE SHIVERS received his Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of Maryland. He taught Spanish and Portuguese languages and Latin American literature at Washington College for 38 years. His published scholarship has been primarily on 20th century Latin American authors. George has taught all levels of Spanish language, from Elementary to Advanced Conversation and Composition. He has also taught Introductory Linguistics courses and writing intensive courses for first-year students on topics related to both Latin America and to Maryland literature and film.