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SPS and Instituto Cervantes Grammar Workshop
The Instituto Cervantes and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese jointly organized a workshop entitled Qué, cómo y cuándo enseñar gramática en la clase de ELE, which took place last Saturday, October 21 at the University of Washington.  Throughout six hours, Carmen Blánquez Lozano and Olga Chapado Chorro shared their expertise on the teaching of grammar in the framework of a communicative approach with 20 attendees who came from educational institutions all over the State of Washington.  Susana Martínez and Jorge González, the coordinators of this event, would like to thank the... Full story
The university of Washington College of Education is offering a new bilingual teaching certificate program, starting June 2018.  Through the College of Education scholarship program, Project B.E.C.A. (Bilingual Educator Capacity) applicants may also be elegible for a scholarship which pays 50% of participants' tuition. Required Qualifications: Undergraduate degree (B.A. or B.S.) Spanish fluency (reading, writing and speaking) Program Details:In this intensive five-quarter graduate teacher education program, candidates will earn amaster’s degree in elementary teaching, and a bilingual... Full story
Business and Cultural Dynamics in Spain Group
A bank whose business model discourages growth. One of the most famous (and mysterious) wineries in the world. The biggest e-learning platform in Europe. A select group of students from the University of Washington was granted access to some of the most representative, powerful and singular companies in Spain as part of “Business and Cultural Dynamics in Spain,” an exploration seminar offered jointly this past Early Fall 2017 by the Spanish and Portuguese Department and the Foster School of Business. The program was restricted to a maximum of fourteen students to provide the participants a... Full story
DTA Recipient Raneda-Cuartero Honored during UW vs. Cal Game
Senior Lecturer Inma Raneda-Cuartero was honored during the First Quarter of the UW vs. Cal game on Saturday, October 7th.  Raneda-Cuartero and her fellow 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award recipients met with University of Washington President Ana Mari Cause, Athletic Director Jen Cohen, Harry the Husky and others before and during the game. Recipients participated in a tour and overview of the Student Athlete Academic Services unit in the Ackerley Academic Center and shared a pre-game meal at the President's Reception.  Later Raneda-Cuartero and the other recipients were recognized live in... Full story
Erin McCoy
“Even before I started my studies, the Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies has been a welcoming and intellectually stimulating environment,” said Erin McCoy, who completed her MA in Hispanic Studies in Spring of 2017.  “The professors have always been available to answer questions and guide me in my studies. I’ve also been offered ample opportunities to travel and continue my studies outside the classroom, for which I will always be grateful.” McCoy had already moved to Seattle prior to applying to the Master’s Program at Spanish & Portuguese Studies: “after working for two... Full story
Vivian Mills, a SPS PhD student in Hispanic Studies, has been named the Richard M. Willner Memorial Scholar and a 2017-2018 Graduate Fellow at the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies at University of Washington!  To learn more, read the announcement on the Jewish Studies webpage.
Dalia Correa, the new Senior Academic Counselor and Graduate Program Advisor in Spanish & Portuguese Studies, wants students to know that her door is open:  “I want to be the home base that a student can go to and double check to make sure they are still on track or to come and have a conversation.  I enjoy supporting students, helping them make informed decisions and create goals for their future,” said Correa. Prior to joining Spanish & Portuguese Studies in July, Correa was the Academic Advisor in American Ethnic Studies for eight years, and has worked at University of Washington... Full story
The NW CÁDIZ Program released a new video promoting our unique and long-running program. This program provides an authentic study abroad environment for all participants.  Over 1600 students have participated in the NW CÁDIZ program since 1998 and it is one of the most popular study abroad programs run through the Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies. 
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Changing demographics nationally and locally lend a new urgency to our mission to study language, literatures, and cultures. Join us today as we strive to create knowledgeable and compassionate citizens, and foster in them tolerance, respect for cultural diversity, a capacity for critical thinking, and a sense of themselves as responsible members of a global community. The Friends of Spanish and Portuguese Studies Fund is an unrestricted, discretionary resource. These funds are vital in sustaining scholarships, undergraduate research, faculty development, and the many cultural events the... Full story
UW Students in Quito
During Winter 2017, a group of 23 highly motivated 203, 301 and 302-level students traveled to the city of Quito, Ecuador. They lived with local families, studied the local culture and were immersed in Spanish for a quarter. Here is what they want to share about their experience:  “Studying abroad in Ecuador was my first time studying in another country and it helped me realize my passion for traveling and learning more about my Latin American heritage. On top of that, the service learning aspect of the program helped me with my future career goal of becoming a pediatric doctor through my... Full story