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.
Free Drop-In Tutoring
Students of Spanish offer free, drop-in tutoring for peers currently enrolled in courses at Ithaca College. Student tutors work closely with a faculty adviser, and our aim is always to make language learning fun and meaningful. Weekly sessions take place in the LCEC (Job 209). Check the link for current dates/times.
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.
Ithaca College has numerous affiliations with study abroad programs in Spain, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Students generally choose to study abroad for a semester during their junior year at Ithaca College. The Office of International Programs at Ithaca College is a fantastic resource!