PLACE: Trimble Hall 303 (the room opposite the L.A.C.)   Clay Newby - Tutoring Fall 2015

SCHEDULE: (beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 8th)

Tuesdays: 12 – 3 p.m.

Wednesdays: 12 – 3 p.m.

Thursdays:  12 – 3 p.m.

Tutor: Clay Newby

Clay is also available for UTSI’s private cost-share tutoring at different hours & location. For information on this, click HERE. 

UTSI (University Tutorial & Supplemental Instruction) offers 6 FREE hours of private tutoring for first-time freshmen enrolled in SPANISH 1441 or SPANISH 1442. Eligible students must register in Ransom Hall 205 and request a login ID for TutorTrac to schedule appointments (at least 12 hours in advance.)  Freshmen using the Start Strong Program must complete their first hour of tutoring by October 2nd after which they will receive five additional free tutoring hours.

spanish key to your successHola estudiantes,

The student blog has now been updated with all course syllabi for the Fall 2015 semester.  Be sure to select from CAMPUS or WEB classes.

1.) If you are a heritage speaker of Spanish and are enrolled in 1441, you should not be taking the beginner Spanish course for non-native speakers. Take the CLEP test and place out of as many as 4 levels AND get letter grade credit that counts in your GPA! FULL INFORMATION IN THIS FILE:

2.) To heritage speakers already 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 2015 semester:

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

For more details, click on this file:  COURSE INFORMATION for HERITAGE SPEAKERS of SPANISH

For any further questions about transferring to one of the above sections, please contact the Modern Languages office immediately at: 817.272.3161 or email: modladvisor@uta.edu

Catherine Ortiz – Coordinator, Lower Level Spanish Program – cortiz@uta.edu

Hola estudiantes,
If you have already completed 1442, you can take SPAN 2313 & SPAN 2314 in one semester this fall! This accelerated class meets MWF, 10-11:50 a.m. To enroll:Cover Punto y aparteCover SPAN 2313
1. Call the MODL office at 817.272.3161 so they can clear you for enrollment.
2. You will enroll in each course SEPARATELY:  2313-132 and 2314-132.
That’s it! Email me if you have any questions: cortiz@uta.edu
Saludos,   Catherine Ortiz – Coordinator, Lower Level Spanish Program

Diversity in Action Poster 2015The Arlington Public Library and the UTA Department of Modern Languages is organizing the following event and needs volunteers to help:

Event:  El día del niño ~
The Day of the Child
Date:    Saturday, May 2nd, 2-4 p.m.
Place:  MAC Center (Soccer Gym)

Questions & Further Information:
Dr. Alicia Rueda Acedo

Volunteers are needed for:
*Bilingual storytime in any language
*Sports Exhibitions
*Collecting books in English & other languages (so that each child who attends can receive a book)
*Setting up and Closing Down
*Helping out with various activities:  chalk drawings, painting, crafts, hula hoop, bubbles, castle-building, bounce house, etc.  (more ideas are most welcome!)
*Setting tables & serving food
*Parking supervision




El día del niño is a family event created to celebrate childhood and literacy.

It is a multi-cultural celebration of children, families and reading that culminates every year on April 30th.

The celebration emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Hundreds of libraries, schools and communities throughout the country will host celebrations and programs that honor multiculturalism and stress the importance of literacy.

The event will include a variety of nationalities and languages.

TO PARTICIPATE:  Contact Dr. Rueda Acedo at the email listed above.

Hola estudiantes,

For those of you who are interested in pursuing a future career in translating or interpreting in Spanish, be sure to attend the Modern Languages 2nd Annual Lectures held this month as you will be able to get lots of valuable information and tips about how to prepare yourself.  Keep in mind that this is something that you can begin to do while you are still a student!

2nd Annual MODL Lectures - Trans-InterLECTURE: How to become a Professional Translator / Interpreter
SPEAKERS: Holly Behl (UTA graduate) & Martina Heine-Kilic
DATE: Tuesday, March 24th
PLACE: Trimble Hall 200 (2nd Floor Auditorium)
TIME: 2-3 p.m.
FILE: 2nd Annual MODL Lectures – Translator-Interpreter

For general information about obtaining a Certificate in Translating / Interpreting from UTA, see the files posted on this blog: https://lowerlevelspanish.wordpress.com/translation-interpreting-certificates/ 
For any further questions, you may email Dr. Alicia Rueda Acedo: aliciarueda@uta.edu

Catherine Ortiz
Coordinator, Lower Level Spanish Program

noticiasHola estudiantes,

For students taking SPAN 2314 (or upper levels— remind your friends!), here is a discussion sheet for tomorrow’s conversation practice session (see blog entry below) —


Hope to see you there!!!


Catherine Ortiz
Coordinator for Lower Level Spanish

Email: cortiz@uta.edu

HABLEMOS ESPAÑOLIf you are a non-native (not a heritagae speaker) of Spanish and are enrolled in SPAN 2314, the Spanish Section is pleased to announce that there will be bi-monthly conversation sessions, Mesa española, offered for students in your level as well as those taking 3000 level courses.

Below is the general information which is also available in this file:  Mesa española – Información



¿Cuándo?             Los miércoles que aparecen abajo

¿A qué hora?      De 12:00 a 12:50 p.m.

¿Lugar?                El salón enfrente del LAC  (tercer piso de Trimble Hall)

 HORARIO:  Fechas y Temas de Conversación

miércoles, 18 de febrero – La familia y las relaciones personales
miércoles, 4 de marzo –  Las vacaciones y el tiempo libre
miércoles, 18 de marzo – Las noticias y los temas de actualidad
miércoles, 1 de abril – Las bromas y los pasatiempos
miércoles, 15 de abril – El dinero y el trabajo
miércoles, 6 de mayo  – Los estudios y el futuro