¡Bienvenidos al programa de español de Aquinas College!
Studying Spanish at Aquinas College will not only help you achieve your language learning goals, it will also permit you to access a variety of vibrant and varied cultures, as well as a richness of literature and history. Additionally, Spanish would certainly be a plus in your professional life. After English, Spanish is the most widely spoken language in the United States and, of course, the most widely spoken language on our continent.
In addition to language classes, Spanish at Aquinas College will enrich your knowledge and understanding of Spanish and Latin American cultures through programs such as the Latin American Film Festival. You will be encouraged to reach out to native speakers both here (Grand Rapids boasts a large and varied Hispanic community), and abroad. At Aquinas College we have study abroad programs in both Spain and Costa Rica.
In an increasingly interconnected world, it is important to be both fluent in a foreign language as well as culturally aware. Professionally, this will make you more desirable as an employee; personally, it will give you sources of pleasure and avenues of social contribution that will enrich your life.
However you may have come to an interest in Spanish, be it an academic requirement, an interest in film or literature, a desire to discover the language of your ancestors, the Aquinas College Spanish program is here, first, to meet your needs and, second, to help you find success in an area we care deeply about.
Mission Statement of the Spanish Program
The Spanish Program at Aquinas College promotes an understanding of and exchange with Hispanic cultures both within and outside the United States. Our integrated program of language learning incorporates all of the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students learn to use the Spanish language in a communicative, interactive environment within the classroom. The Spanish Program offers a variety of upper-division courses for study in culture, linguistics, translation and interpretation, literature, and community involvement through service learning. These courses are designed to enhance an understanding of the richness of the human experience across times and cultures and integrate the Dominican charisms of study, community and service.
¿Qué está ocurriendo? (What’s happening?)
New in the Classroom / Service Learning
Spanish Service Learning Course in the News
AQ International Programs
Spanish Alumni Profile
Language and Culture
Centro Virtual Cervantes
Museo Nacional de Antropología (México)
Real Academia Española
Museo Reina Sofía
Museo del Prado