¡Bienvenidos al departamento de español de Sewanee! Welcome to the Sewanee Spanish Department. Our department, which has seen rapidly growing demand in recent years, offers a comprehensive program, from beginning language classes to advanced courses in literature and culture.

Our culturally diverse faculty, from the United States, Spain, and Latin America, speak with a variety of accents and dialectical variants and conduct research in a broad range of geographical areas and time periods.

Students will find opportunities to hear and speak Spanish outside the classroom, at the Casa de España y las Américas, weekly Spanish Table, monthly tertulia gatherings, and occasional events such as lectures and film screenings.

The Spanish Department offers a number of study abroad programs. These include Summer in Spain, in which students hike the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route across the north of the country, Semester in Spain, which focuses on Spain and the European Union, and travel to Latin America, in recent years to Cuba and Brazil.

The Spanish Department works closely with other departments and programs whose offerings we complement, such as International and Global Studies, Humanities, and Women and Gender Studies.

Upcoming Events

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El Día de Acción de Gracias
November 23, 2015
Residents of the Spanish House, faculty, and students of Spanish met at McClurg to celebrate Thanksgiving (el Día de Acción de Gracias)on November 19th.
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Dr. Sánchez Addresses the South Atlantic Modern Language Association
November 17, 2015
Professor Sánchez attended the South Atlantic Modern Language Association 87th Annual meeting in Durham, NC, November 13-15, where she chaired a Professional Development Session titled “The CV: is this really you?”. At the annual meeting Professor Sánchez also became the President of the Association for the year 2015-2016.
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Spanish sweeps the Karaoke Awards!
October 28, 2015
At the International Karaoke Night this past Monday, judges that included students and community members who are knowledgeable about music and singing chose the top 3 solo and group acts. Conoly Koontz tied with a German student for first place singing the Gipsy Kings' Spanish version of "Hotel California". Keiki Howe took 3rd place for her rendition of Jesse y Joy's "Ya no quiero." Students of Spanish took 2nd and 3rd place for group acts: Sarah Board and Sarah Thompson took 2nd prize for "Mi primer millon" by Bacilos. Yin Agbontaen and Mansell Ambrose placed 3rd for Christina Aguillera's "Ven conmigo".
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