Foreign Language, Concentration: Spanish Teaching

Bachelor of Arts

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Program Intro

Majoring in Spanish fosters a deep understanding of other cultures, languages and literatures, preparing students to play an active role in today’s globalizing world. Students in this major learn new languages, explore fascinating cultures and come to know other societies firsthand.

Department of English and World Languages

You will gain linguistic skills, cultural sensitivity, and teaching experience that will make you highly competitive in the global and local marketplaces.

Curriculum Overview

The Spanish teaching concentration consists of two things: The study of language and the study of pedagogy, the science of teaching. You will develop your knowledge of Spanish-speaking cultures, and you will learn how to teach.

You can currently complete this program at PNW’s Hammond campus.

Build your Spanish skills as well as your global worldview.

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Sample Courses

  • FLL 10300 – Freshman Experience Worldviews
  • SPAN 10100 – Spanish Level I

Broaden your immersion in the language and your understanding of education practice.

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Sample Courses

  • SPAN 20100 – Spanish Level III
  • EDPS 22000 – Psychology Of Learning

Deepen your conversational skills and your classroom expertise.

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Sample Courses

  • SPAN 36500 – Spanish Conversation
  • EDCI 36600 – Use Of Assessment In The K-12 Classroom

Venture into the classroom for a supervised teaching experience.

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Sample Courses

  • EDCI 49700 – Supervised Teaching

Beyond the Classroom

The Spanish Club at Purdue Northwest is dedicated to maintaining and expanding Latin American and Spanish culture and language through our activities. As an active organization, weekly meetings occur to promote interaction of multi-cultural students and activities throughout campus.

Career Paths

Our teaching majors usually become Spanish teachers in high-school and middle-school. They are really successful at entering the job market.

Dr. Montalvo used his PNW's bachelor's degree in Spanish as a springboard for a career in higher education. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Spanish at Graceland University in Iowa where he teaches classes in Spanish language and cultures.

Jonathan Montalvo, Ph.D.
Lares, Puerto Rico

Meet the Faculty

José Castro-Urioste

José Castro-Urioste, Ph.D.

Professor of Spanish

Assen Kokalov

Assen Kokalov, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Spanish

Dr. Kokalov is Associate Professor of Spanish who teaches all levels of Spanish language courses as well as courses on Latin American literature, culture, and film.

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Cindy Torres

Continuing Lecturer

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