The Department of Spanish is happy to announce that the Spring semester scholarship application is now open. We offer a broad range of scholarships for Spanish Majors and Minors to support study abroad and continued studies in Spanish at WMU. Please take a moment to read through the criteria for our different scholarships: Scholarship criteria. You can complete and submit your scholarship application to the Department of Spanish here: Scholarship Application. Please note that the deadline for application is February 26th.
Welcome Back for the Spring 2021 Semester
The Department of Spanish is delighted to welcome students to our classes and programs for the Spring 2021 semester. We continue to offer office hours, programs, and services by phone, email, and video-conference, and most of our classes are online this semester. Our offices in Sprau Tower remain closed to public access to protect public health. To reach the department office, call (269) 387-3023. To reach the chair, staff and instructors, please consult the directory page for contact forms and office phone numbers. Our free tutoring for students resumes on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, with hours and links to the tutors on the tutoring schedule.
Please note that we are accepting applications for our Study Abroad programs in Santander, Spain (Summer II 2021), Burgos, Spain (Fall 2021), and Costa Rica (Spring 2022). Scholarship applications will soon be available on this web site at the Scholarships link. The deadline will be February 26, 2021 for summer and fall programs.
We are delighted to congratulate Professor Germán Zárate-Sández for his 2020 Innovation in Language Program Direction Award for Racial/Social Justice from the American Association of University Supervisors, Coordinators, and Directors of Language Programs. Read about his project, "Pathways to empower Black and African American students in college-level Spanish classes" at: http://www.aausc.org/AAUSCblog/9418147.
Welcome to the fall 2020 semester!
The Department of Spanish is delighted to welcome students to our classes and programs for the Fall 2020 semester. With our offices in Sprau Tower closed to public access to protect public health, most of our classes are online and all of our office hours, programs, and services are offered by phone, email, and video-conference. To reach the department office, call (269) 387-3023. To reach the chair, staff and instructors, please consult the directory page for contact forms and office phone numbers.
new online summer spanish courses
This summer, the Department of Spanish is offering online Spanish language classes from basic to advanced. Check the WMU Course Offerings page.
congratulations to our ma in hispanic studies graduates
Pictured above, Lara Recio Santamaria in her graduation cap and gown.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR DEPARTMENT AWARD WINNERS
Get globally engaged at Western Michigan University.
The best way to improve your Spanish is in a Spanish-speaking country! The Department of Spanish offers study abroad programs in Quito, Ecuador and Santander, Spain in aummer II session. Applications for the Quito and Santander programs will be accepted until Feb. 28, 2020. The department also offers a fall semester study abroad program in Burgos, Spain (applications will be accepted until Nov. 5, 2019), and a spring semester study abroad program in Heredia, Costa Rica (the deadline for Spring 2020 has passed, but stay tuned for the spring 2021 deadline). See our study abroad page or visit an advisor.
Día de los Muertos altar featured
Department faculty member and graduate students featured in Second Wave of SW Michigan article for Day of the Dead Altar.
Somos y Estamos 2020
Department honors alumna
Congratulations to the Department of Spanish Alumni Achievement winner, Dr. Rose Brougham, associate professor in Global Cultures and Languages at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.
Zárate-Sández receives research grant
Professor German Zárate-Sández received a Language Learning Early Career Research Grant for his project, "Implementation and assessment of a pronunciation instruction training module for second language teachers." This prestigious grant program by the journal Language Learning recognizes cutting edge research on teaching and learning second languages.
Spring 2020–SPAN 4400 Internship or Service Learning class
SPAN 4400 provides students the valuable opportunity to utilize and improve their Spanish language skills through internship or service learning in the Kalamazoo Community. Apply here.
Spring 2019 video contest winners
First place: "La sinfonia de mis dias," by Ursula Marlies Mayr.
Honorable Mention: "Como ser Tica," by Annika Ehrig, Dakota McCracken, Anne Russell, Heather Price, and Alicia Kurth.
In Memory of Michael Braun
The department reflects on life of Michael Braun.