Offered: Minor, Concentration

Introduction

The study of Spanish opens the door to rich, vibrant cultures known for their literature, music, and films. TWU’s Spanish Program focuses on both language acquisition and an introduction to Hispanic countries and cultures.

Nearly twenty countries—including Spain and numerous Central and South American nations—list Spanish as the official language of the people. As the Hispanic population in North America grows, the acquisition of Spanish in the university classroom becomes increasingly important. The geographical proximity of Latin America makes Spanish an ideal language for those interested in mission trips, travel, and new cultural experiences. Understanding Spanish is also a great asset both politically and economically, particularly because of trade agreements such as NAFTA.


Information about our Courses

TWU presently offers a minor and a concentration in Spanish. Each Spanish course includes both language practice and a wide variety of cultural elements. The use of videos and websites enhances learning in language labs. As students advance, they gain proficiency in the basic skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension, while at the same time being introduced to Spanish literature. Our goal is to give students a love for the language and to prepare them both culturally and linguistically to interact with peoples of Hispanic cultures.