Spanish

As of 2020, this site is no longer being updated.  Please go to the new Spanish Department page.

¡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.

News

Foreign Language Yoga Classes at the Language Resource Center
August 12, 2019
Yoga classes will be every Friday afternoon in the Language Resource Center, Gailor 225. Students will have a low-stress kinesthetic language learning experience. Classes will be led by students or professors or simply following one of the many Youtube videos of yoga classes in a wide variety of languages. Please check with your professor to see if attending these classes can be used for culture points. Read more to find out when classes will be offered in YOUR language!
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Poet Javier Zamora to Speak
March 25, 2019
Javier Zamora came to the U.S when he was 9 years old from El Salvador, escaping civil war. Today, he is a popular poet and Harvard fellow who writes about immigration and his experience crossing the border and life as an immigrant. He will recite his poetry in Sewanee on April 5th @ 4:30 PM at the Mary Sue Cushman Room at the Wick. This event is sponsored by the Writing House, Lecture's Committee, Community Engagement House, Spanish Department, English Department, International & Global Studies.
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Spring Tertulias
March 6, 2019
Tertulias are evening events at the Spanish House where students can enjoy great food and company while learning about the cultures of Spain and Latin America. Read more to see what events they have planned for the spring semester.
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