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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.

Department News

Student Volunteers needed for Talawanda After School Foreign Language Program

The Talawanda After School Foreign Language program has a few openings for Miami University students studying Spanish to share their knowledge of the Spanish language with Elementary students in the Oxford area.

Overview of the program:

  • Miami students expose Elementary students to language and culture. Miami students are teamed up and teach a class of 5-7 elementary students
  • The program begins on January 30th and runs for 10 weeks on Tuesdays from 4:05-4:55pm.  
  • If interested, Miami students can also earn a one-credit hour of field-experience teaching credit.  

Apply today!

For more information, please contact Dr. Martha E. Castañeda at castanme@miamioh.edu or by phone at (513) 529-7280.