The University of Chile commemorates the life of Pablo Neruda, a recipient of the 1971 Nobel Prize in Literature, via a virtual tour of his life and literary work. Many of Neruda's poems are recited by the poet, and the page includes imaginary interviews with the author. Noted literary experts review his literary contributions.
There is ample listening and reading material for Spanish classes at various levels. This website will enhance literature and language courses alike at the secondary and at the college levels.
Target Student Population:
University and advanced learners of Spanish at the secondary level.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Intermediate to advanced proficiency for a full appreciation of the site.
Type of Material:
Timeline and biograhical information on Neruda. Collection of audiotexts of Neruda's poetry read by the poet. Criticism of his poetry. Links to related external websites. Produced at the University of Chile with links to the Neruda Foundation.
This site can be used by independent learners or in a classroom setting.
Evaluation and Observation
This site is well-maintained and very complete. The audiotexts are excellent and the design of the site is sophisticated and complete. Students of Pablo Neruda will find excellent research maaterial here.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
Students who appreciate Neruda's poetry will find a very useful resource in this site. It is engaging and complete.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The site is really impeccable. It has everything a student of Neruda can expect in a well-researched resource. The University of Chile is maintaining the site very well.
Other Issues and Comments:
This is a superlative site that desrves the recognition that it receives.