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BHSU Spanish Program

Through the study of Spanish literature and linguistics, the Spanish Program at BHSU places an emphasis on oral proficiency. While classroom activities give the students a good working knowledge of the language, a Study Abroad program greatly enriches their educational experience. 

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Careers for people trained in Spanish are numerous. With the current international environment, businesses and government agencies are hiring Spanish speaking employees. For those choosing the education degree, schools need Spanish teachers.

The Spanish program at BHSU offers:

  • Individual attention from highly qualified Spanish instructors
  • Excellent study abroad connections
  • The opportunity to participate in a multi-cultural student Spanish club

Faculties

Du-Lu Hsiao   

Assistant Professor, Spanish

Dulu.hsiao@bhsu.edu

(605) 642 6195


I received an M.A. in Teaching Spanish as Second Language and Ph.D. in Language and Literature Teaching from the University of Barcelona. My interests and research are Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and Research in Applied Linguistics to Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language (ELE).


Edda Winkelman

Edda.winkelman@bhsu.edu

Adjunct Instructor, Spanish

(605)718-4073

"Knowledge of languages facilitates the understanding and integration to other cultures"

Edda Winkelman loves promoting the learning of Spanish language. She has over 14 years of experience teaching Spanish as a foreign language and as a second language context. Her experience in teaching Spanish is in both formal and non-formal mode and in national, international and multicultural environments. Edda also has experience understanding and supporting students coping with cultural shock and cultural adjustment.

She is passionate about the dynamics in the teaching and learning of foreign languages. She considers that the integration of the lexicon and the culture is essential to facilitate an effective communication and comprehension of the Spanish language.

Currently, she is pursuing a PhD at the University of Navarra in Spain. Her research, activities and subjects of investigation are on the lexicon and culture of teaching Spanish as a foreign language in the University Context.

Tatiana Fistrovic

Tatiana.Fistrovic@bhsu.edu

Adjunct Instructor, Spanish

Tatiana Fistrovic is a native of Lima, Peru where she received a BA in Translation and Interpretation at Universidad Femenina del Sagrado Corazon. She attended University of Ottawa in Canada and earned an MA in Spanish translation and a second MA in Hispanic Linguistics. She received a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics with concentration in Spanish Second Language Acquisition from Arizona State University. Her main areas of research are the second language acquisition of Spanish morphosyntax, Spanish teaching methodology, and bilingualism in Spanish heritage speakers. Her interest focuses on the Spanish morphological acquisition of aspectual verbs and the implications of pedagogy in this learning process.




Major in Spanish

Required core - 30 hours 

  • 3 SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I 
  • 3 SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II
  • 3 SPAN 211 Intermediate Oral Practice I
  • 3 SPAN 301 Spanish Conversation & Composition I
  • 3 SPAN 302 Spanish Conversation & Composition II
  • 3 SPAN 304 The Structure of Spanish
  • 3 SPAN 490 Seminar OR 3 SPAN 492 Topics

 Required Electives - 3 hours Take 3 credits from the following options:

  • HIST 418 (POLS) History of Latin America
  • FL 300/400-level electives taught in Spanish
  • SPAN 300/400-level electives

Gen Ed Requirements - 40 semester hours

  • MATH - Gen Ed - Mathematics - 3 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Social Science - 9 semester hours satisfied by major
  • Gen Ed - Arts & Humanities - 9 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Natural Science & Lab - 8 semester hours
  • ENGL 101 - Composition I
  • ENGL 201 - Composition II
  • SPCM 101, 215, 222 - Speech

A minor is required with this major plus electives to total 120 hours, of which 36 hours must be 300-400 level courses.

Minor in Spanish - 18 hours

  • 3 SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I
  • 3 SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II
  • 3 SPAN 211 Intermediate Oral Practice I
  • 3 SPAN 301 Spanish Conversation Comp I
  • 3 SPAN 302 Spanish Conversation Comp II
  • 3 SPAN 304 The Structure of Spanish

Major in Spanish - Teaching

Required Core - 33 hours

  • MFL 420 K-12 Foreign Language Methods
  • SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II
  • SPAN 211 Intermediate Oral Practice I
  • SPAN 301 Spanish Conversation & Composition I
  • SPAN 302 Spanish Conversation & Composition II
  • SPAN 304 The Structure of Spanish
  • EXCH Study Abroad Program in a Spanish-Speaking Country
  • SPAN 490 Seminar OR 3 SPAN 492 Topics

Restricted Electives- 3 hours Take 3 credits from the following options:

  • HIST 418 (POLS) History of Latin America
  • FL 300/400-Level electives taught in Spanish
  • SPAN 300/400-Level elective

Pre-Professional Teaching Core-18 semester hours

  • EDFN 295 Practicum: Pre-Admission Teaching
  • EDFN 338 Foundations of American Education
  • EPSY 302 Educational Psychology
  • EPSY 428 Child & Adolescent Development
  • INED 411 South Dakota Indian Studies
  • PSYC 101 General Psychology (gen ed)
  • SPED 100 Intro to Persons with Exceptionalities

Professional K-12 Teaching Core - 26 semester hours

  • EDFN 365 Computer Based Technology & Learning
  • EDFN 375 Methods of Technology Integration
  • EDFN 440 Classroom Management
  • MLED 480 Middle Level Methods
  • SEED 408 Plan, Manage & Assess the 7-12 Diverse Classroom
  • SEED 450 7-12 Reading and Content Literacy
  • SEED 495 Practicum: Pre-Student Teaching
  • EDFN 475 Human Relations (Take in your final semester)

Gen Ed Requirements - 40 semester hours

  • MATH - Gen Ed - Mathematics - 3 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Social Science - 9 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Arts & Humanities - 9 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Natural Science & Lab - 8 semester hours
  • ENGL 101 - Composition I
  • ENGL 201 - Composition II
  • SPCM 101, 215, 222 - Speech
  • WEL 100 - Wellness for Life & 100L Lab

Minor in Spanish - Teaching - 21 hours

  • 3 SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I
  • 3 SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II
  • 3 SPAN 211 Intermediate Oral Practice I
  • 3 SPAN 301 Spanish Conversation Comp I
  • 3 SPAN 302 Spanish Conversation Comp II
  • 3 SPAN 304 The Structure of Spanish
  • 3 MFL 420 K-12 Foreign Language Methods

Career Opportunities

Spanish degree graduates can go on to a variety of careers like:

  • Bilingual Educator
  • College Professor
  • International Relations Consultant
  • Foreign Exchange Trader
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • International Account Manager
  • International Banking Officer
  • Bilingual customer support
  • Culture/Tourism:
  • Cultural Events Coordinator
  • Travel Agent
  • Escort/Interpreter/Guide
  • National Security Agent
  • Immigration Officer
  • Cultural Attaché
  • FBI Agent
  • Foreign Diplomat Missionary
  • Foreign Service Officer

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