Spanish

¡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.

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News

New Inductees into Spanish Honor Society
April 22, 2015
On Tuesday, April 21st, 2015, the Spanish Honorary Society inducted the new members in a ceremony that took place in Convocation Hall at 5:30 PM. It was followed by a reception in the Art Gallery.
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Running of the "Bulls" at Sewanee
April 22, 2015
On April 12th, the Spanish House and HOLA staged their own unique version The Running of the Bulls. Students ran in a short and fun race, dressed in the traditional Spanish white and red followed by a fun get-together at the Spanish House. Donations were taken for the Animal Harbor.
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Professor Jordan's students do Job Interviews
April 16, 2015
Job Interview skills are useful for any college student, but being able to do it in Spanish is even better! The students in Professor Jordan's class practiced doing job interviews last week. In doing so, they used a variety of grammatical forms and vocabulary sets in a realistic context: the subjunctive, greetings, introductions, the imperfect tense, the preterite tense, numbers, interrogative forms, etc. Many of our Spanish majors have gotten jobs simply for being bilingual. Let's hope that these students are among them.
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