Cynthia Slagter


Education

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

About/bio

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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