Bienvenidos

With over 330 million speakers in the United States and around the world, knowledge of Spanish is a real advantage to a Franklin & Marshall Graduate.

Learn through culture

Our professors are dedicated to bringing the Spanish language to you through culture; art, history, film, music, and literature are part of our language courses.

Learn through collaboration

Most classes in the department have between five and eighteen students, which fosters an atmosphere of class discussion and close collaboration between students and faculty.

Learn through reflection

In all our classes we strive to foster critical thinking by offering students the theoretical and critical tools to explore the cultural traditions of Latin America and Spain.

 Learn through Innovation 

In the Franklin & Marshall Spanish program, students use a range of multimedia tools (smart classrooms, blogs, videocasts, podcasts) to enhance their learning experience. We also have a Spanish Writing Center that provides assistance in style and grammar for upper level literature students 

Taller De Escritura (Spanish Language Writing Center)

The purpose of the Taller de Escritura is to teach writing through collaboration; we partner with instructors teaching the core courses in the Spanish major and, work with students at the individual level as they seek to improve their written expression. 

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Innovations in Teaching

All classes are designed to give students maximal opportunities to practice Spanish. 

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Spanish Tutoring Program

We are here to support your positive and successful experience in Spanish!   

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Learn through Exploration

Learning may start in the classroom, but it never ends there. From the first class, Spanish majors are actively engaged in developing practical speaking, reading and writing skills.

We provide internships and volunteer opportunities to use Spanish in the local community, and study abroad is a goal for all of our students. There are also Summer Travel Grants for Spanish Majors.

Community Based Learning Opportunities

Fall 2014 Opportunities  

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Summer Travel Awards and Study Abroad

Award: $3000 for summer research travel in a Spanish speaking country. (Research can be combined with a short period of study). 

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Story 12/5/2014

To Study Abroad, With Intent and Purpose

An abiding interest in Asian languages draws a history major to  China.  A  pianist travels to Austria to explore musicology. An environmental studies major returns to his native Brazil to research...

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Story 6/18/2014

Investigating Infanticide in Late 19th Century Northern...

During her research on family, community and law in early 19th century Mexico, Assistant Professor of History Laura Shelton came across an unusual series of infant murders committed more than a...

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