¡Bienvenidos al semestre de primavera!
We are committed to providing you not only with Spanish language skills, but also with the knowledge of Hispanic culture that will render value in a wide variety of disciplines and careers. With these goals in mind, the department has put together a series of services, activities, and programs aimed to help you succeed. Please check the following links to access valuable information about these resources, and do not hesitate to get in touch with our department staff for assistance.
Irma López, Chair
Free Tutoring for All Levels of WMU Spanish Students
This service strives to strengthen Spanish students' mastery of the Spanish grammar and syntax beyond the classroom by offering them the opportunity of working on an individual basis with experience and well-trained teaching assistants who teach first, second and third year Spanish.
Summer Spanish Table
The Spanish Table, or "La Mesa Española," is a conversational club for faculty and staff who want to practice their Spanish in an informal setting.
Spanish Majors Volunteer at El Sol Kindergarten Orientation
Western Michigan University Spanish majors recently volunteered to assist with bilingual kindergarten orientation assessments and family outreach at El Sol, a dual language elementary school in Kalamazoo.
Graduate Students Awarded by the Graduate College
Department of Spanish graduate students were awarded for their excellence in teaching and for their academic excellence: Jerusa Carvajal, Judith Fuente Cuesta, Brian Olovson and Karina Ortiz-Pacheco.
Jennifer Morrow awarded Semiannual Make A Difference Award
Jennifer L. Morrow, of the Department of Spanish staff, won the WMU Make a Difference Award, a university recognition that aims to distinguish those employees who provide exceptional service to the University. ¡Felicidades!
Rare opportunity to text (and chat up) your friends for class credit towards your Spanish major or minor this summer
Summer I registration is already open. Check out the flyer to learn more about how to beat the heat with one of the coolest classes around: SPAN 3170 (Spanish Conversation). Back by popular demand as a summer course after last year's experimental debut, this rockin' class gives you course credit for yakking with your friends - and even for texting them too. Read on!
Curso en literatura y cine en el verano I 2013
Study the relationship between novel writing and film making in Spanish America. In this course, a particular emphasis will be given to the analysis of the process of adaptation of literature into film in works of well known writers such as Gabriel García Márquez, Mario Vargas Llosa, Laura Esquivel, Manuel Puig, Ricardo Piglia and Senel Paz. ¡Este verano, disfruta la ficción latinoamericana a través del cine!
¡Oportunidad única! New Spanish course in translation - summer II, 2013
The Department of Spanish, in collaboration with the Department of World Languages and Literatures, is offering a Spanish translation course in summer II, 2013; LANG 5030: Translation Practicum (3 credit hour, 4 days a week). This course provides intensive practical training on translating between Spanish and English. (These STP credits can count for the major and the minor in Spanish, as elective credits). ¡No pierdas esta oportunidad para mejorar tus habilidades de traducción al mismo tiempo que mejoras tu español!
Spanish for Heritage Speakers - Fall 2013
Did you grow up speaking and understanding Spanish but have no formal study of the language? The Department of Spanish has good news for you! This course, SPAN 3080(Spanish for Heritage Speakers), is being offered this fall. ¡Aprovecha esta gran oportunidad diseñada exclusivamente para ti!
Latino Writing/ Latino Culture - Fall 2013
This course introduces students to US Latino literature and culture through the examination of contemporary poetry, fiction, and non-fiction written by Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Cuban American, Dominican American and other Hispanic authors: SPAN 2750 (Latino Writing/Latino Culture)
Aha moments in Spanish - a practical "so-that's why" and "how to" course in your Spanish major or minor this fall
Check out this course flyer to learn more about the course that helps you understand why and how native speakers of Spanish talk like they do: SPAN 3240 (Introduction to Spanish Linguistics)!
Rockin' new graduate course in Spanish linguistics on tap for Fall 2013!
Check out this flyer to learn more about the coolest new course to debut on campus this coming fall: SPAN 6070 (Variations and Changes in Spanish)! They say that variety is the spice in life and change is a good thing, so read on to see how Spanish can be good and spicy.
SPAN 4400- Spanish with Internship or Service
Somos y Estamos Spanish department newsletter
Caribe a journal of Caribbean culture and literature