Maria Sandweiss

Maria SandweissLecturer in Spanish

276 Little Hall
University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
Ph: 207-581-2080
Fax: 207-581-1832


  • MA, 2010 (Liberal Studies)
    University of Maine
  • BA in Social Sciences (Archaeology)
    Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru

General Areas of Expertise:

  • Latino Immigration in Maine
  • Immigration as a theme for teaching Spanish
  • Latin American Popular Culture
  • Peruvian archaeology and culture, Analysis of ancient molluscan remains.

Interests and Activities:

  • Bringing Spanish language and Latin American culture to local Maine schools, other Maine institutions, and the University of Maine.

Courses taught:

  • SPA 101: Elementary Spanish I
  • SPA 102: Elementary Spanish II
  • SPA 199: Spanish Review
  • SPA 203: Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPA 204: Intermediate Spanish II
  • SPA 206: Spanish Conversation and Composition II
  • SPA 305 Applied Spanish
  • SPA 306 Workshop in Speaking and Writing Spanish
  • SPA 390 Latinos in the US
  • SPA 490 Latin American Popular Culture
  • Coordinator of SPA 101-102 (2004-Present)
  • Co-Coordinator of SPA 203-204 (2011-Present)
  • Faculty Advisor to the Spanish Language Club (2004-Present)

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