Barbara C. Schmidt-Rinehart

Professor, Foreign Languages
Ashland University    Ashland, Ohio


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Spanish & 
Foreign Language Education

Course Syllabi          Study Abroad

A.U. in Mexico - http://www.ashland.edu/studyabroad/AUinMexico.htm

Sample FL Lesson Plans

Professional Development for K-12 FL Teachers

Ashland Foreign Language Alliance

Connecting Cultures II - Mexico 1999
Connecting Cultures III- Venezuela '01
Connecting Cultures IV -Costa Rica '04

Bringing the World to Your Classroom


Study Abroad: The Host Family Perspective

ACTFL 2004:

  • Increased Cultural Interaction During the International Experience (power point presentation)
  • Student Questionniare: The Homestay (see below)

Curriculum Vita

Favorite Links


Course Syllabi

FL 271:  Intermediate Spanish I

FL 272:  Intermediate Spanish II

FL 312:  Latin American Civilization

FL 311: La civilización y cultura de España
FL 311: Enlaces de interés
FL 636/380  Foreign Language Education: Curriculum & Instruction 

FL 432/637: The Teaching of Foreign Languages PreK-12


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Sample Foreign Language Lesson Plans

GRAMMAR - The "PACE" Model


Participant-created Lessons - 2001

Connecting Cultures III - Mérida, Venezuela 

FL Instructional Materials Database Online


Barbara K. Nelson's Spanish Grammar Exercises

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Study Abroad
  A.U. Office for Study Abroad

                           Ashland University is a member of the CCIS:
                      College Consortium for International Studies

      Mexico: UNIVAC (Language Center) Cuernavaca

      Argentina:  U. de Belgrano    (CCIS)

      Ecuador:    Guayaquil, Quito    (CCIS)

      Spain:  Sevilla  - CCIS

      Spain:  Sevilla - CCCS

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Favorite Links

Mundo Latino - Latin American newspapers on-line
Periódicos españoles - Spanish newspapers on-line
CNN in Spanish

La historia y cultura de España - Homepage for textbook (Vicente Cantarino)
Embajada de España -  Spanish Embassy in the United States
Centro Virtual Cervantes -  "The window to the Spanish language and culture"
FL 311:  La civilización y cultura de España -Enlaces de interés

  FLTEACH-- a listserv for Foreign Language Teachers

Dr. Susan Knight's homepage

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The Study Abroad Homestay Questionnaires.

 Please take a few moments to fill out a questionnaire regarding your experience living with a family during your study abroad experience. (Note: there are two versions of the questionnaire.)

  • Click HERE if you were assigned conversation tasks with your family (as part of a class) or if you completed a Family Interaction Journal during your homestay.


  • Click HERE if you were NOT assigned conversation tasks with your family and did not complete a Family Interaction Journal.




On-line Personality Inventory


YOUR TYPE (LETTERS):    ________    ________   _________   _________
PERCENTAGE                     _________   _________   _________   ________

(Please submit results to bschmidt@ashland.edu)