Spanish is the second most-spoken language in the United States.
For over 100 years, the Faculty in the Department of Spanish and Linguistics has been preparing students for success in a multilingual world. In our classes, we learn through culture, collaboration and reflection:
- Our language courses incorporate relevant and current social debates through the news, art, history, film, music and literature.
- Our small class size which creates an atmosphere of discussion and close collaboration between students and faculty.
- We foster intellectual engagement across the Spanish curriculum by offering students the tools to reflect critically on the cultural practices, products and perspectives of the Spanish-speaking world and their own.
Learn through Innovation
Our faculty is deeply engaged in creating innovative learning environments that reflect advances within our fields of expertise and in second-language pedagogy. Our students use a range of multimedia tools including smart classrooms, blogs, videocasts, and podcasts to enhance their learning experience and promote language proficiency.
Our cutting-edge Spanish Writing Center supports Spanish majors and minors as they develop advanced-level writing skills. By the time they graduate, our majors and minors have had ample opportunities to develop sophisticated, thesis-driven essays supported with evidence from primary and secondary sources.
Spanish Language Writing Center
The Taller de Escritura teaches writing through collaboration; we partner with instructors and work with students at the individual level to develop their written expression.Read More
Innovations in Teaching
All classes are designed to maximize your opportunities to practice Spanish in creative and engaging ways. Click here to learn more about what's happening in our curriculum!Read More
Spanish Tutoring Program
We are here to support your positive and successful experience in Spanish! All appointments are held virtually. Our tutors can help you clarify material and prepare for exams.Read More
Learn through Exploration
From day one, Spanish majors and minors are actively engaged in developing practical speaking, reading and writing skills beyond the classroom.
We provide internships and volunteer opportunities to use Spanish in the local community, and study abroad is a goal for all of our students. To learn more about our Community Based Learning Program and Summer Travel Grants for Spanish Majors, read on!
Community Based Learning
Community-Based Learning opportunities in the Spanish Department include activities organized in classes and as well as off-campus.Read More
The Bilingualism Lab is run by Prof. Jessica Cox and includes undergraduate student researchers from Spanish, Linguistics, and other related fields.Read More
Summer Travel Grant
Want to travel to a Spanish speaking country for summer research? Click here to learn about past projects and how to apply!Read More
F&M Summer Travel Programs
In 2014, the Spanish department started its own Summer Study Abroad Summer Program in an effort to provide our majors and minors with the rigorous academic experience we offer at F&M while living in a Spanish-speaking country.Read More
Honors in Spanish
Sigma Delta Pi
The Rho Iota chapter of the national Spanish Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi recognizes excellence in the work of Spanish majors.Read More
Honors in Spanish
Students seeking honors will develop a substantial research project within an independent study course resulting in a high-caliber thesis.Read More
News and Events
Faculty Distinguished Service Award Citation in Honor of Kim...
Professor Kim Armstrong’s 34 years of tireless dedication and service to the Spanish & Linguistics Department, and to the college community as a whole, are undeniable.Read More
Senior Spotlight: Brenda Garcia
Brenda Garcia discusses how the F&M Softball team taught her important life skills, such as teamwork, time management, and discipline.Read More
Rouse Scholar Turns Adversity into Curiosity
Stricken with a mysterious illness in high school, sophomore Sara Beqiraj took adversity and spun it into curiosity. Meet the 2022 Rouse Scholar.Read More