educacion-espanolHola estudiantes,

Many of you may be taking Spanish courses simply to fulfill a requirement in your major. Others may be considering options for majoring or minoring in Spanish, or obtaining a Certificate in Translation/Interpreting.  Regardless, we would like you to consider the following benefits when making your choices:

Spanish is one of the most spoken languages throughout the world and it is tightly woven into the past, present and future of Texas and the United States. Unlike other languages, Spanish is not a language you use when you go somewhere else; it is a language that is directly relevant to our day-to-day life in Texas. Indeed, Spanish is expected to be the first language of at least 50% of the U.S. population within 50 years. In this context, knowing Spanish will open many doors for students, including opportunities in Education, International Business, Politics, Public Relations, or Diplomacy.

We have posted informational files for you on these pages of the blog:

MAJOR or MINOR in SPANISH:  Click here.
QUESTIONS: Contact Dr. Sonia Kania —

QUESTIONS: Contact Dr. Alicia Rueda Acedo —

Need to finish the last 2 semesters (2313 & 2314) of Spanish to complete your degree or get a head start on a Spanish major or minor? You can do it all in 1 semester!  For Spring 2015, just enroll in these courses:
SPAN 2313-132
SPAN 2314-132
This accelerated course is offered MWF, from 10-12.  Call the MODL department for standard clearance to enroll (only requirement is having passed SPAN 1442 with a grade of 70 or higher before Spring 2015).  Tel. 817.272.3161.

Email Department of Modern Languages — — or phone the department number listed above.


Catherine Ortiz
Coordinator, Lower Level Spanish Program

Dia de los muertosDATE:  Monday, Oct. 27th

TIME:  12-2 p.m.

PLACE:  Red River Room – U.C.

Faculty member Dr. William Arce

Los Potrillos

Food & Face Painting!

All students, faculty & staff welcome!

Click here for more information on the Sociedad Hispánica.


UTA Mariachi

translation_project_final_posterHola estudiantes,

The Department of Modern Languages will be hosting the following events in observance of International Translation Day 2014.

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*TUESDAY, September 30th
EVENT:  PANEL DISCUSSION: “Live and Learn Translation and Interpreting”
PLACE:   Carlisle Room – University Center
TIME:   12-1:30 p.m.

*WEDNESDAY, October 1st
EVENT:  LIVE TRANSLATION:  Two students will translate in front of a live audience!
PLACE:  Engineering Research Building 228.
TIME:  12-2 p.m.

*WEDNESDAY, October 1st
EVENT:  MOVIE:  Un cuento chino (Chinese Takeout)
PLACE:  Trimble Hall 200
TIME:  6-8 p.m.

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For information about Certificates in Translation and Interpretation at UTA, click here.

For information about getting a B.A. in Spanish Translation & Interpreting, click here.


Catherine Ortiz
Coordinator, Lower Level Spanish Program

PLACE:  Trimble Hall 303 (the room opposite the L.A.C.)

SCHEDULE: (beginning on Monday, Sept. 22nd)

Mondays:  12-1 p.m.

Thursdays:  1-2 p.m.

The same tutors who tutor at the above times are also available by appointment, to be booked through TutorTrac for $6.50 per hour.   NOTE:  If you have never used TutorTrac before, you must first visit the University Tutorial office in 205 Ransom Hall/University College. Please call the UTSI office (817-272-2617) if you need assistance with the TutorTrac system.


CONNECT LOGOHola estudiantes,

If you are using the Connect online platform for the first time (SPAN 1441 students, transfer students, and SPAN 2314 students who need to purchase Connect access for the Punto y aparte textbook now used in that level), please note the following:

The instruction files on this blog state that there is a FREE TRIAL for 3 weeks if students need to use it. This has just changed. It is now called COURTESY ACCESS and the period of free access has changed to 2 weeks.

Please contact your instructor if you have any questions.


Catherine Ortiz
Supervisor, Lower Level Spanish Program

Fall 2014 Semester

Posted: 18 May 2014 in General Info

UTA campus viewHola estudiantes,

The student blog has now been updated with all course syllabi for the Fall 2014 semester.

Be sure to select from CAMPUS or WEB classes.

To students enrolled in SPAN 2314:  If you are a heritage speaker of Spanish (i.e., you understand Spanish well and speak fairly fluently, but you need to take this level course for credit), you SHOULD be enrolled in a section of SPAN 2315, which is designed for heritage speakers and which addresses your specific needs with respect to grammar and composition.

Courses in SPAN 2315 are offered at these days and times for the Fall 2014 semester:

SPAN 2315-001 MWF    11-11:50  a.m.
SPAN 2315-002 MW      5:30-6:50 p.m.
SPAN 2315-003 T-Th    11 a.m. –  12:20 a.m.

For any questions about transferring to one of the above sections, please contact the Modern Languages office immediately at:  817.272.3161 or email:


Catherine Ortiz
Supervisor, Lower Level Spanish Program