Our Spanish program offers many opportunities for Ithaca College students to apply their language skills in meaningful ways!
Students serve as language drill instructors for our beginning Spanish classes. Assistants are paid and work closely with a Spanish professor to develop effective drill sessions and earn invaluable teaching experience.
Weekly Spanish conversation hours hosted by Spanish majors. The tertulias are very well attended and make for a great social opportunity and Spanish immersion experience outside of the classroom.
Every semester students produce Spanish language plays that are open to the public. Students involved in Teatro can take on any role they desire (acting, directing, managing, etc). In December 2013 Teatro was invited to present at the United Nations for International Human Rights Day!
Students lead Spanish enrichment classes for children in local elementary schools. Students design culturally relevant language lessons, with the supervision of a professor, and teach at the schools on a weekly basis.
Students meets regularly with native Spanish-speaking conversation partners in Ithaca and migrant farmworkers throughout Tompkins County as part of a language and cultural exchange.