Few colleges can boast the depth of knowledge of our Spanish faculty and breadth of opportunities the department offers. The majority of our faculty members are native speakers who grew up in a Hispanic culture. They have also worked in other capacities as native speakers – journalist, legal court interpreter, and in theatre as a director and actor. They bring that knowledge back to the classroom through the opportunity for students to be in a Spanish play or take a translation course.
The department also offers many ways to practice Spanish. Every major lives abroad for a semester and many students in the department visit Spanish-speaking countries for shorter experiences. You can live in a Spanish apartment building on campus or work at Concordia Language Villages, a program for children and adults who want to learn other languages. In addition to faculty, the college has two native assistants on staff to assist with conversational language.
If you would like to teach Spanish to young people, Concordia is the perfect place to learn. Opportunities include the chance to work at our Concordia Language Villages or do teaching practicums in Moorhead Public School’s Spanish Immersion program.