Conversational Spanish for Ministry, taught by new faculty member Dr. Francesca Mirti, provides the foundations necessary to converse in Spanish and is designed for all students who wish to build their Spanish conversational skills and especially those involved in ministry to Hispanic communities. A variety of cultural texts will be used for conversational practice, and active participation in dialogues, conversations, presentations, and interviews will prepare students for effective pastoral work. Because this course is conversational, it requires participation in weekly live meetings via web conference.

Dr. Mirti is an educator and researcher who holds a doctorate from Stony Brook University and has 10 years of experience teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She is currently in Spain completing a Master’s degree for American educators of Spanish while collaborating with the Serafic Province of the Immaculate Conception of the Italian Capuchins to transcribe and translate from Spanish the pastoral letters of Mons. Eusebio S. Mari, Apostolic Vicar in Colombia from 1954 to 1965.

Dr. Mirti has taught foreign languages at Baylor University, Stanford University, Vanderbilt University, Penn State, the Colorado College, The College of New Jersey, The University of Texas at Austin, and Texas Tech University. Spread the word about this exciting new course and join us in welcoming Dr. Mirti to the CDU team.