UTSI logoUTSI (University Tutorial & Supplemental Instruction) tutoria
will be offering FREE tutoring in Spanish
starting Thursday, Sept. 1st

Mondays:    12 – 3 p.m.
Tuesdays:     2 – 4  p.m.
Thursdays:   2 – 4  p.m.
Fridays:        12 – 3 p.m.
PLACE:  Central Library, 2nd Floor
(NW corner between Rm. 203 & UTSI Tutoring Center)

For full details on all tutoring options offered by UTSI, especially the “Start Strong” program for Freshmen, click HERE

Fall 2016 Registration


FALL 2016 REGISTRATIONeducacion-espanol:  Registration is open for Fall 2016 courses.  For those of you who wish to complete your requirements in less time, or who want to continue with upper level Spanish courses as quickly as possible, consider enrolling in one of our accelerated Spanish courses:

 MWF   10-12.  Register for each course separately (it is still taught by one instructor on days and times listed here) and be sure to sign up in SECTION 032 for each level. Call the Department of Modern Languages for standard clearance first: 817.272.3161.

MWF   10-12.  Register for each course separately (it is still taught by one instructor on days and times listed here) and be sure to sign up in SECTION 132 for each level. Call the Department of Modern Languages for standard clearance first: 817.272.3161.  (Pre-requisite:  credit for SPAN 1442 with a grade of C or higher.)

Planning on majoring or minoring in Spanish?  Click HERE.  The Spanish Section also offers certificate programs in Translation, Interpreting, or Spanish for the Professions. Click HERE for a file with details and a complete course listing for upper level Spanish courses.  For more information, phone the department at the number listed above or send an email to:  and make an appointment with our Undergraduate Advisor.

Final Exam Schedule: Spring 2016

Hola estudiantes,

Spanish Writing Center - Image for blogBelow is the Final Exam Schedule for the Spring 2016 semester. (A more detailed version can be found using the link in the blogroll to the right, although the information below covers the necessary information for all classes in Lower Level Spanish.)



YOUR CLASS DAY & TIME:                                      YOUR FINAL EXAM DAY & TIME:            
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Final Exam Schedule - Spring 2016

PLEASE NOTE: Your final exam will be in your usual classroom.

There should not be a conflict of interest with the times of any of your other final exams, but if you discover a discrepancy with anything in your schedule, please contact your instructor immediately.

¡Buena suerte!

Catherine Ortiz (
Coordinator – Lower Level Spanish Program

Mon., Feb. 15th @ 1 p.m. – SER vs. ESTAR + PIZZA!

SWC - 1st WorkshopDon’t miss out on the 1st Grammar Workshop offered by the Spanish Writing Center this spring: Learn and/or review the basics of the 2 verbs that both mean “to be” in Spanish!

DATE: Monday, Feb. 15th

TIME:  1 – 2 p.m. ***

PLACE:  Trimble Hall 200 (middle of 2nd floor breezeway between Trimble & Hammond)

TOPIC:  SER vs. ESTAR (To be … or to be?!)

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WHAT ELSE:  Pizza will be served!

But wait… THERE’S MORE!  The Spanish Writing Center will continue to offer workshops on other topics this spring:

***NOTE:  Although the Feb. 15th Workshop is at 1 p.m., ALL FUTURE WORKSHOPS ARE SCHEDULED FOR 1 HR. EARLIER:  12-1 p.m. // Venue is the same: TH 200

*FEB. 15th      – SER y ESTAR: 1-2 p.m.SER vs. ESTAR
*FEB. 22nd    – EL IMPERFECTO: 12- 1 p.m.
*MAR. 7th      – EL PRETÉRITO: 12-1 p.m.
*MAR. 28th   – LOS ACENTOS: 12-1 p.m.
*APR. 11th     – EL SUBJUNTIVO: 12-1 p.m.
*APR. 25th    – EL ENSAYO: 12-1 p.m.

NOTE: The Spanish Writing Center is also available to students for general consultation in Trimble Hall 303.  For information on hours of availability, click HERE.  For other information, send an email to Dr. Ignacio Ruiz Pérez:

Study Spanish in CUERNAVACA – 2nd Summer Session 2016 – Info Meeting Feb. 11th!!

Cuernavaca Promo Spring 2016 - 2

Want to study abroad to experience the full measure of language + culture?  Come to the informational meeting!

DATE:  THURS., FEB. 11th

TIME:  2 – 3 p.m.

PLACE: Trimble Hall 200

*Study Spanish in Cuernavaca, Mexico – a colonial city in the heart of Mexico known for its eternal spring weather
*Live with a Mexican family!
*Interact with native speakers.
*Experience Mexican culture first hand: in the classroom, on the cobblestone streets or in the market.
*Attend classes on the beautiful campus of the Spanish Language Institute.

COST:  Students pay in-state tuition to UTA in addition to program fees, room, board, and excursions. Student Financial Aid applies! Scholarships are available at the Department of Modern Languages for eligible students, in addition to UTA.



Free Tutoring Starts February 1st!

tutoriaUTSI will be offering FREE tutoring starting Monday, Feb. 1st. Please note the *change of venue* from other semesters: tutoring will be in the Central Library. (See details below.)

TIMES:  (For full details on tutors, click HERE.)
Mon. & Wed.  12-4 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs.  9-10 a.m. and 2-3 p.m.
Fri.  12-2 p.m.

PLACE:  Central Library, 2nd Floor
(NW corner between Rm. 203 & UTSI Tutoring Center)

Spring 2016 – ¡Bienvenidos!

regreso a clasesHola estudiantes,

The student blog has now been updated with all course syllabi for the Spring 2016 Semester.

Be sure to select from CAMPUS or WEB classes as appropriate.



1. ACCESS TO CONNECT (once your Connect course has been paired with Blackboard – check with your instructor first):
If you are taking SPAN 1441 or are a transfer student and need to purchase access to Connect (where you complete online assignments for campus classes / all coursework for web classes) for the first time but are waiting for funds to arrive for financial aid, etc., you can take advantage of the Courtesy Access to be able to gain access to your assignments immediately. Courtesy access is good for two weeks. Instructions for this are in the registration files on the blog pages for each level.

2. START STRONG — FREE TUTORING PROGRAM OPTIONS: UTSI (University Tutorial & Supplemental Instruction) offers 6 FREE hours of private tutoring for first-time freshmen enrolled in SPANISH 1441 or SPANISH 1442.  To sign up, students must visit UTSI in Ransom Hall 205. Upon completion of their first tutoring appointment by February 12th, they will receive five additional free tutoring hours (six in total). Students who used the program do not need to register with the UTSI office again, but must still meet the new deadline. Hours from the previous semester do not carry over. SPANISH LAB – ALL STUDENTS:  UTSI will be offering free ‘walk-in’ tutoring to all students during the spring semester on the 2nd floor of the Central Library.  The start date for this and hours offered for ‘walk-in’ tutoring will be announced within the first few weeks of classes starting.

3. HERITAGE SPEAKERS 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 Spring 2016 semester:

DAYTIME =  SPAN 2315-001    MWF  10:00-10:50 a.m.
EVENING =  SPAN 2315-002   MW     7:00-8:20 p.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:

As stated in the course description for all Lower Level Spanish courses, heritage speakers are not allowed to take beginner level courses. If you have previous knowledge of Spanish, you need to take the CLEP test to determine if you can place out of all 4 levels of Spanish or if you should begin in Level 2 or 3.  Click HERE for information about taking the CLEP test.

If you have any questions, please email me or your instructor.

Best wishes for a successful spring semester!


Catherine Ortiz
Coordinator, Lower Level Spanish Program