Learning Language and Culture: Inside and Outside the Classroom

The Department of Modern Languages offers exciting social opportunities that are open to all students. Achieve greater fluency in Spanish by attending Tertulia led by our native-speakers; or enjoy the Hispanic Film Festival. Our yearly events are listed below.

Hispanic Dance Sessions

The Department of Modern Languages, together with the Spanish Club, sponsor the Hispanic Dance Sessions at FHSU. Through the dance sessions we all have a chance to immerse ourselves in the dance, which is an integral part of Hispanic culture. Hispanic Dance Sessions help promote the Hispanic culture at FHSU and in Hays, Kansas (sessions are free and also open to the community). We all learn about different cultures and diversity through the dances and the music. For more information, please contact Dr. Chita Espino-Bravo

Hispanic Dance Sessions, Fall 2015 

Cunningham Hall 122 on the following Wednesdays from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

September 9, 2015 - Flamenco

September 30, 2015 - Salsa

October 14, 2015 - Flamenco

October 21, 2015 - Samba

November 11, 2015 - Salsa


Enjoy speaking Spanish in a relaxed environment with fellow students, faculty, and members of the Hays community.  For more information, contact Dr. Chita Espino-Bravo.

Tertulia, Fall 2015 

Rarick Hall 395 on the following Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

September 10, 2015

October 1, 2015

October 22, 2015

November 12, 2015

Hispanic Film Festival

The Hispanic Film Festival was designed to create the opportunity for FHSU students, faculty, and the community of Hays, KS to experience Hispanic culture through film. All the films we show are in Spanish with English subtitles and deal with past or contemporary issues of the Hispanic world. For more information, contact Dr. Chita Espino-Bravo

Hispanic Film Festival, Fall 2015 

Albertson Hall 169 on the following Wednesdays from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. 

September 16, 2015 - "Tango, no me dejes nunca" (1998) Dirctor: Carlos Saura.

October 7, 2015 - Movie to be announced

October 28, 2015 - Movie to be announced

November 18, 2015 - Movie to be announced


German conversation table: come to practice your spoken German in this informal and fun setting, and meet other FHSU students studying German as well as our exchange students form Germany! For more information, please contact Max Maximov

Kaffeestunde, Fall 2015 

coming up, stay tuned!

Get Involved!

A great way to meet fellow students and faculty members is by becoming active in student organizations and events offered by the Department of Modern Languages:

Spanish Club 

The Spanish Club is a departmental organization created for students and people interested in learning more about Hispanic Culture. This club helps organize events like Hispanic Dance Sessions (salsa, samba, flamenco...etc.), so that students, faculty and the Hays community learn about Hispanic culture through music, dances and dancing. The Spanish Club also organizes fundraisers, like Salsa parties, to help the club get some funding. Most of the members of the Spanish Club are Spanish Majors and Minors in the Spanish Program, but the club welcomes people interested in learning more about Hispanics, and their different cultures.  President of the Spanish Club: Bryanda Martinez, Vice President: Cesar Garcia II, Treasurer: Emmanuel Trejo. For more information contact advisor Dr. Chita Espino-Bravo.

Tutoring Services 

Need that extra help? Free tutors are available for all students!

Spanish Tutor, Cris Lopez

Thursdays & Fridays 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. or by appointment

Rarick Hall 303

(785) 628-4244 or email crlopez2@fhsu.edu

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