Welcome to the Spanish Program of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Virginia Tech. Spanish is in high demand at Virginia Tech and our Administration has responded with additional faculty positions to help meet expanding student needs. We currently have 17 faculty members and 2 Graduate Teaching Assistants. Some 500 students major or minor in Spanish at Virginia Tech, and hundreds more take our lower level classes. We are ever growing!
Our MA in Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures with an emphasis in Hispanic Studies allows students to pursue graduate work in Spanish to enhance their career qualifications or to prepare for doctoral studies. We offer an exciting array of topics and areas of expertise for graduate courses.
At the undergraduate level, we offer a proficiency-oriented program for majors, double majors, minors and interested students, with specific proficiency-level goals for all first-, second- and third-year courses. Additionally, we offer a wide range of upper level courses in language, literature, culture, linguistics, translation, business, and oral proficiency.
To add a MAJOR or MINOR in Spanish, simply have a Spanish advisor sign your form, bring it by our office (331 MAJWM) to photocopy, and then hand-carry it to 238 Wallace Hall.
Listen to interviews of Hispanic students studying here at Virginia Tech in these podcasts produced by VT alumna Victoria James: http://bdburg.wordpress.com/. This series of bilingual conversations gives voice to Latin American students as they reflect on their experiences in Blacksburg and at VT.
James produced these podcasts as part of an independent research project during her senior year.