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Welcome to the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Miami University! We invite you to explore our website and browse our programs, activities and events. If you'd like more information, feel free to contact us.

In addition to forming strong oral and written communication skills in both Spanish and Portuguese, the department offers a rich undergraduate program that allows students to study the literature, language and cultures of the Hispanic/Latino and Lusophone worlds from a broad range of perspectives: film studies, gender studies, creative writing, history, and others. A variety of opportunities are available to students outside of the classroom as well, such as  faculty-led workshops in Latin America and Spain and service learning initiatives in the surrounding Hispanic communities. Whether in class, in one-on-one collaboration with the faculty, or in the larger community, our students develop the practical skills and cultural preparedness they need for their future as citizens and professionals in a world in which Hispanic/Latino and Lusophone cultures will play an increasingly important role.

2014-15 Lecture Series

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese invites you to attend any and all of these talks. They will take place at 5:00 PM unless otherwise specified. All talks are free and open to the public.


The Second Annual Reed Anderson Lecture

The Evolving Interface of U.S. Spanish: Language Mixing as Hybrid Vigor

John Liipski
Penn State University

Thursday, November 6th 20145:00pm
Harrison Hall 204

Miami Conference on the Teaching of Languages 2014

Voice of America Campus

Rejuvenating Language Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Attend sessions designed to enhance the teaching experience • Learn about current trends in language teaching and assessment • Share language teaching experiences for today’s classroom • Network with experienced and new language teachers • All languages welcome: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, Russian, Spanish, etc.

Friday, October 10th, 2014, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Miami University Voice of America Learning Center
7847 VOA Park Drive, West Chester, OH 45069

Co-sponsored by; the Department of Spanish and Portuguese (SPN); College of Arts and Science (CAS): Department of Teacher Education (EDT) School of Education, Health, and Society (EHS)

To register: Connect to the MUCTL Web Site