About us

Teaching goals and resources

Espaciocultura.online is an educational platform created by a group of Latin American Faculty leaded by Álvaro Fernández Bravo, PhD in May 2023.

In September 2022, Dr. Fernández Bravo received inquiries from colleagues teaching in the US. Students and University alumni asked for digital lessons of Spanish and Latin American Culture. Some of them were working at organizations that provided services to immigrants not fluent in English. Spanish and Contemporary Latin American Culture was then a useful resource for their tasks at institutions and companies such as Hospitals, NGOs, Legal Offices, Museums, etc.

 

 

The proposal

The proposal is to learn a language by reading and discussing poems, short stories, novels, or non-fiction; viewing works of art, series, or films; and listening to music to learn about Latin American society and culture. You will practice oral and written Spanish language with the best professors in a relaxed and casual atmosphere where you can improve your language skills while having a good time.

Meet the Teachers

Álvaro Fernández Bravo, PhD

Álvaro Fernández Bravo, PhD has extensive experience as Professor of Latin American Literature and Spanish Language. He received his PhD and MA at Princeton University and a Licenciatura en Letras at University of Buenos Aires. He was Director of New York University Buenos Aires (2008-2013) and Academic Director at OPI (Oficina de Programas Internacionales), Universidad de San Andrés (2004-08).

He is Director of Espaciocultura.online workshops on Latin American Culture and Spanish Language.

 

Susana Skura

Susana Skura, Anthropologist and Mg. in Discourse Analysis at the University of Buenos Aires, Professor of the Anthropology and Letras Department, she founded and coordinates the Research Area in Jewishness and Performing Arts (JADE) and the Semestral Course in Practices and Poetics of Argentine Jewishness. Lives and teaches in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Since 2010, he has directed research projects on Yiddish language in everyday life, literature, and theater.

Silvia Luppino

Silvia Luppino has a degree in Linguistics and Literature from the University of Buenos Aires and a postgraduate certification as Expert in Teaching Spanish as a Second and Foreign Language from the University of Nebrija (Spain).

She has taught Spanish at several universities and has coordinated the Spanish for Refugees Program, run by the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and the United Nations.

Since 2008 she is the Spanish Language Coordinator at New York University Buenos Aires. She also teaches in the Master in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language at Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA) and is a researcher in the area of language policy in higher education at Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero (UNTREF).

Pablo Carrasco

Pablo A. Carrasco has been teaching Spanish for almost 20 years and he currently specializes in Spanish for the Health Professionals, Spanish for Law Professionals and other Spanish for professional purposes. He was part of CONICET (National Research Institute in Argentina), researching culture and Spanish language in the South of the United States. He also has published several articles on specific subjects in national and international congresses. Now, he is Consultant of Foreign Languages Department in Barceló Foundation, an Institution devoted to health and medicine teaching, and leading research focused on communications matters in medicine, specifically in an intercultural environment. He is also Director of Spanish as a Foreign Language Department at Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA), and he teaches Semantic & Pragmatic Linguistic, and Spanish AFL Methodologies at the same Institution. He is Director of the postgraduate program Master in Teaching Spanish as a second and foreign language at UCAe

Patricio Orellana

Patricio Orellana es licenciado en Letras por la Universidad de Buenos Aires y recibió su PhD en el Departamento de Español y Portugués de la Universidad de Nueva York. Realizó estudios críticos y curatoriales en el Independent Study Program del Whitney Museum of American Art (Nueva York), donde también fue coordinador de exhibiciones. Actualmente, trabaja como traductor independiente y curador en el Museo de Arte Moderno (Buenos Aires).

 

 

Patricio Orellana received his BA from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and his PhD from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at NYU. He completed critical and curatorial studies at the Independent Study Program of the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), where he was also exhibitions coordinator. He currently works as an indepentent translator and as Curator at the Museo de Arte Moderno (Buenos Aires).

Betina Barrios Ayala

Betina Barrios Ayala is a researcher, teacher, and bookseller. She holds a degree in Political Studies from the Universidad Central de Venezuela (2007) and is a doctoral candidate in Latin American Literature and Cultural Criticism at the University of San Andrés. She works in this institution’s Department of Humanities on Latin American Literature. She was a finalist in the I Concurso Nacional de Poesía Joven Rafael Cadenas (2016). Her essays, poems, and other audiovisual works have been published/exhibited in anthologies, journals, and venues in Venezuela, Argentina, Spain, Colombia, Uruguay, and the United States. She directs the research project Afecto Impreso, and since 2011 she has maintained the literary blog experienceparoles.

Espaciocultura.online offers workshops of up to six students, that meet weekly for 1.5 hours lessons, where students practice and improve their Spanish language skills and learn on specific topics of Latin American Culture.

The proposal is to learn the language by reading and discussing poems, short stories, novels, or non-fiction, viewing works of art, series or films, and listening to music to learn about Latin American society and culture, while practicing oral and written Spanish language skills.

We teach culture  with solid, fun, and experienced faculty.

All professors have academic degrees and teach at universities in Argentina and the world.

Our goal is to help students to learn Latin American literature, art, music, and society with the best professors in a relaxed and casual atmosphere where you can practice and improve your language skills while having a good time.

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