Karen E. Breiner-Sanders
Karen E. Breiner-Sanders, Ph.D.
The George Washington University
Karen E. Breiner-Sanders is Associate Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies
in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and the Department of Spanish & Portuguese,
Georgetown University. She teaches Hispanic
film, high-level language courses, and seminars on violence, human rights, and
colliding images in
Latin America. An ACTFL-certified oral proficiency tester and trainer, Professor
Breiner-Sanders has conducted numerous workshops throughout the country and internationally
on proficiency testing and proficiency-oriented instructional design. Her publications
include "La Familia de Pascual Duarte" a través de su imaginería,
The ACTFL Revised Proficiency Guidelines-Writing,
The ACTFL Revised Proficiency Guidelines -Speaking and Explanatory
Appendix, The ACTFL Performance
Guidelines for K-12 Learners, as well as chapters and articles
on Hispanic literature and film, and on language testing, instruction and acquisition.
For the period 1999-2001, Dr. Breiner-Sanders served as Director of The Spanish
School at Middlebury College in Vermont. She is founder and past chair of
the Cinema SIG (Special Interest Group), and she serves on a variety of boards in education and government.
Her current project
is a book on Hispanic cinema and content-based instruction.
- SPAN-333. Hispanic Cinema: Spain
- SPAN-334/LASP-451. Contemporary Spanish American Cinema
- INAF-100. Colliding Images: Representation & Reality in Latin
America (SFS Proseminar)
- INAF-254. Hispanic World: From Books to Film - Adaptation