We are a diverse group of faculty that come from China, Ecuador, France, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Senegal, Spain, The United States and Venezuela, and we would like to invite you to come and explore the world with us!
The Modern Languages and Cultures Department is committed to educating the whole person. Our mission is to create future professionals concerned with social justice and equip them with adequate skills for its practice domestically and abroad.
Our programs in Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, and Spanish provide students with:
Our curricula are the gateway to cultivating citizens of the world. We seek to educate multicultural, responsible leaders, who are engaged with empowering traditionally-marginalized communities and pursuing the common good of diverse peoples.
Learning about other cultures and civilizations through their language leads to a better understanding of one's self and the world in which we live. This process has a profound impact on its learners as:
Welcome to the Spanish Intensive Summer Courses!
Here you will find some basic steps on how and where to find information about the Spanish Intensive Summer Courses.
If you would like to take SPAN-1150, start your search on MySeattleU by selecting Spanish on the subject and under the "Smr Qtr 1st 4-WEEK 2022" term. Once there you will find a tab that says: "View available Sections for SPAN-1150." When you click there, it expands to show you the section. If you would like to know the specific start and end dates for each course, you must click on the underlined course name, in this case, SPAN-1150-01, and a box will open where you will find a row that reads "Additional Information".
Under the term "Smr Qtr 8-WEEK 2022" you will find the information for Span 1250 and Span 1350. Again, please make sure to click on the underlined course number (SPAN-1250-01, SPAN-1350-01) to be able to view the specific dates for each class in the "Additional Information" row.
If you would like, you are able to register for all three classes or just one or two. If you have already taken SPAN-1150, you can register for 1250 and 1350 but please keep in mind that these courses must be taken in sequence. If you would like to start with SPAN-1150 and are having trouble registering for SPAN-1250 and 1350, please contact the Modern Languages and Cultures Department's Administrative Assistant, Noelle Hardman, firstname.lastname@example.org, who will be able to manually register you for the course.
For your ease, below are the dates for each course:
1ST-4-WEEK; June 21st-July 8th
8-WEEK; PREQ: SPAN-1150; July 9th - July 27th
8-WEEK; PREQ: SPAN-1150, SPAN-1250; July 28th -August 13th
We hope to see you in the summer!
- Professors Jaime Perozo and Sonia Barrios Tinoco
McCalee Cain graduated Summa Cum Laude with degrees in French and English. While at SU, she worked as a Teaching Assistant in French I courses and as a French tutor and conversation group facilitator for Learning Assistance Programs. Over the summer, she worked at the French American School of Puget Sound and provided private English tutoring to French children. For her English Departmental Honors thesis, she researched postcolonial translation theory and translated short stories from French into English. Next year, she will move to Senegal to complete a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship. McCalee remarks, "In both my English and French degrees, I learned how to think critically and globally, to engage with my learning and with the world around me, and to express my unique voice.”