Dr. Anton Torres, a Physical Education professor from the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain, has recently delivered a lecture on Sports and the Spanish language to Western Mindanao State University students, and teachers who were trained in Instituto Cervantes.
The conference, dubbed as Didactic Principles for the Teaching of the Spanish Language through Physical Activity was organized by Prof. Julie Uy-Cabato, Director of the Language Development Resource Center (LDRC) under the Office of the Vice President for Research, Development and Extension-Dr. Roberto B. Torres.
Mass Communication students from all levels, freshmen Social Studies and Physical Education students were the audience during the talk on Monday, February 4 at the College of Law.
Dr. Torres’ lecture did not only cater to the students, but to Bachelor of Physical Education and Spanish language teachers as well. The Spanish professor provided a brief demonstration on the new methodology of teaching the Spanish language through sports and physical activities. Moreover, it is in line with LDRC’s mission of promoting the teaching of foreign languages in the University.
The professor earned his Doctorate degree in Philosophy and Science of Education at the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain, and his Masters in Recreation from the University of New Mexico in USA.
Among his professional experiences include teaching in different academic institutions like the Department of Language Faculty of the University of Hanoi, Vietnam; Physical Education Department of the Spanish Institute Cañada Blanch of London, United Kingdom; Department of Education at the Museum of Natural History and Science of New Mexico, SUA; Bilingual Division of the IES de Sar. Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Physical Education Department of the Spanish Institute Juan de la Cierva of Tetuán, Morocco; and the Foreign Languages Department of the Universiti Sains Malaysia of Penang, Malaysia. (AJ Dalugdug – PAO, WMSU)