Cuauhtémoc (Mo) Franco,
B.A., California State University, Fresno
M.A., California State University, Fresno
name is Cuauhtémoc (Mo) Franco. I am a native of Mexico, but
have lived in the United States for many years.
have worked at Victor Valley College since 1990, and have taught
all levels of Spanish offered at the College. I really enjoy teaching
Spanish at Victor Valley College. I feel very comfortable
with the student population and I like the camaraderie of my colleagues.
experiences that I have had outside of California have been in Mexico
and Spain. I have visited many states of the Mexican Republic,
among them Jalisco, the land of the Mariachis. I lived there
for three years, and I was there for a semester with the Study Abroad
Program that Victor Valley College was part of in 1993. Students
who participated in that program told me that it was the most exhilarating
learning experience that a Spanish language student could have,
educationally and culturally. I have also visited some of
the most exciting cities and cultural cities and cultural centers
of Spain. In 1998, I took courses at the University of Salamanca.
For the past five years, our Study Abroad Program has been held
at this University.
Valley College has been growing and continues to grow, not only
in its infrastructure and new building, but also demographically.
Our student population has been growing steadily, and so have our
Spanish courses. We have gone from fifteen courses to twenty
one in the last two years. During that time we have increased
from one to three full-time Spanish Instructors, and from three
to six part-time Spanish Instructors. We have a Language Lab
with thirty computer stations that is only two years old.
It is an exciting time to be a student and to be an instructor at
Victor Valley College.
a las clases de español, where twenty one different Spanish speaking
countries will open the doors for you to 300 million Spanish speaking
people to practice with. Take my class and be ready for some
serious learning and cultural experiences. A Spanish course
gets easier if you come with an open mind, with a positive attitude,
and with lots of energy and enthusiasm and a passionate desire to
learn a new language. It takes all of this and more to really
learn a new language. So come, take my class, and have some
fun. Mi clase es tu clase.