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.

Tertulia--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.

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.

Up-Coming Events:

  • 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
    Albertson Hall 169 on the following Wednesdays from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
     September 16, 2015 - Movie to be announced
     October 7, 2015 - Movie to be announced
     October 28, 2015 - Movie to be announced
     November 18, 2015 - Movie to be announced

  • Hispanic Dance Sessions
     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

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 2-4 or by appointment
Rarick Hall 303
(785) 628-4244 or email crlopez2@fhsu.edu 
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