Professors E. Miller, M. Pyper, C. Slagter, D. TenHuisen (chair)
Associate Professor A. Tigchelaar
Assistant Professors S. Lamanna, M. Rodríguez, O. Shkatulo
Students must demonstrate competency in a world language that is equivalent to two years of study in college. Core competence in Spanish can be demonstrated by successful completion of one of the following:
- SPAN 202 or SPAN 203
- Core-level Spanish Semester in Spain (fall, even years)
- Four years of high school Spanish (minimum grade of C each semester)
- Departmental 202 exemption exam
Information for Education Students
Students interested in teacher education programs in Spanish, Bilingual Education, or ESL should meet with the appropriate Spanish Department advisor as soon as possible to map out a four-year plan.
All students in the Spanish education and bilingual programs must successfully complete proficiency exams in both oral and written Spanish prior to applying for the student teacher internship (junior year). Information on the scheduling and cost of each test is available from the Spanish Department.
The student teacher internship in secondary Spanish is available only in the spring semester.
Credit and/or exemption exams in the department are offered four times each year on the same dates as the proficiency examinations. Credit exams are not available for SPAN 201 or SPAN 202 .
Spanish Studies in Spain (STSP). Fall Program. During the fall semester of even numbered years, Calvin offers a program in Oviedo, Spain, for students at all levels. Beginning Spanish students complete courses to satisfy the college core language requirement, and intermediate/advanced students take courses toward completing the core language requirement and/or the major or minor in Spanish. All students complete the Cross-Cultural Engagement core requirement. All students live individually with Spanish families, participate in educational excursions and attend classes on the campus of the Universidad de Oviedo. The director for fall 2018 is O. Shkatulo.
Spanish Studies in Spain (STSP). Spring Program. During the interim and spring semester of each year, Calvin offers an advanced Spanish program in Oviedo, Spain. Students take 15-20 semester hours towards a Spanish major or minor. All students live individually with Spanish families, participate in educational excursions, and attend classes on the campus of the Universidad de Oviedo. Prerequisite: SPAN 301 . The director for this program is A. Tigchelaar.
Spanish Studies in Peru (STPE). From mid-August through the fall semester, participants in this advanced program study on the campus of the Universidad Católica San Pablo in Arequipa, Peru. Students take 12-17 hours toward a Spanish major or minor; they enroll in both Calvin and San Pablo courses, live individually with local families, and participate in educational excursions and optional extracurricular activities. Prerequisite: SPAN 301 . The director for this program is R. Hoksbergen.
Spanish Studies in Honduras (SPHO). During interim and spring semester, Calvin offers an advanced Spanish program for majors and minors in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Students take 15-20 hours toward a Spanish major or minor in courses that combine intensive study of Spanish with an exploration of the meaning of faith in the developing world. All students live individually with Honduran families, participate in educational excursions, and attend classes on the campus of the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán. Prerequisite: SPAN 301 . The director for this program is M. Rodríguez.
Justice Studies in Honduras (STHO). During the fall semester, this program in International Development Studies takes place in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Students take courses in development studies (in English), as well as a language course for Spanish credit, normally from the following offerings: SPAN 101 or SPAN 201 , or a Latin American culture course. The Spanish advisor for this program is M. Rodríguez.
Spanish Interim in Yucatan, Mexico (SPAN W80). During this interim, students spend three weeks immersed in Mexican culture and Spanish language while living with families in Merida, Yucatan. Students participate in excursions to Mayan ruins, various lecture classes, and religious and cultural events. Prerequisite: SPAN 201 and permission of the program directors, M. Pyper.
CoursesSpanish: Core Language CoursesSpanish: Language and Linguistics CoursesSpanish: Culture and Literature CoursesSpanish: Spanish for the ProfessionsSpanish: Education Courses