Cynthia Slagter


Education

  • BA Calvin College
  • MA New York University
  • PhD Indiana University

Biography

Camino Interim 2014

Camino 2014 from Dara Veenstra on Vimeo.

Life Outside of Calvin

Hiking, reading fiction, watching movies, cooking (and eating!), playing with my dog

Spanish-speaking countries visited

Spain, Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Honduras, Argentina, Chile, Cuba

Additional information

Volunteer with Roosevelt Park Ministries

Academic interests

  • Contemporary literature of Spain
  • Cinema of Spain
  • Camino de Santiago
  • Language Acquisition and immersion
Recent activities

Professor Slagter works collaboratively with Professor Pyper on a number of projects, including those listed below.

Publications

  • “Competing priorities: Student perceptions of helps and hindrances to language acquisition during study abroad.” Volume XXVI, Fall 2015 Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, (www.frontiersjournal.org)
  • “Spiritual Engagement and Study Abroad: Student Perspectives.” Journal of Christianity and Foreign Languages 14 (2013) 33-50.

 Presentations

  • “Student Intentionality and Personal Volition: Keys to Successful Language Learning during Study Abroad” First International Conference on Spanish in Study Abroad Programs: Learning in a Cultural Immersion Context.  Alcalá de Henares, Spain.
  • Shifting the Paradigm for Christian World Language Teaching: Learning from the Past, Working Together for the Future” North American Christian Foreign Language Association. Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

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