Spanish

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Dr. Leslie Sconduto
Department Chair
lscondut@bradley.edu

The Degree
Bradley’s Department of Foreign Languages offers an undergraduate curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish. Bradley emphasizes the applied skills of speaking the language and understanding the language when it is spoken by a native speaker in ordinary conversation. Students may choose from a wide variety of course offerings, including:

  • literature and linguistics
  • translation
  • culture
  • commercial courses

Curriculum
The department offers small classes where students receive personal attention. Some of the specialized interests of Bradley’s Spanish faculty include:

  • Contemporary Hispanic women writers
  • Contemporary Latin American Narrative and Poetry
  • Hispanic-American studies
  • Judeo-Spanish Language
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Latin American Novel of Exile
  • Spanish Literature

Opportunities at Bradley
Outside of the classroom, Bradley Spanish majors enjoy many co-curricular and cooperative learning experiences, including:

  • Phi Sigma Iota (Foreign Language Honor Society)
  • Association of Latin American Students
  • Study Abroad

Study Abroad
Students who major or minor in one or more foreign languages are strongly encouraged to study abroad through one of the Bradley approved programs. Working and living in a foreign culture is an experience that is recognized not only for its benefits in learning a foreign language, but it is also considered an integral part of learning the history, economics, and customs of a foreign nation. Some directed institutions where Spanish students choose to study abroad include:

  • Instituto Technologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey Queretaro campus (Queretaro, Mexico)
  • University of Seville (Seville, Spain)
  • University of Alicante (Alicante, Spain),
  • University of Granada (Granada, Spain)
  • January Interim Courses in Spain

Beyond Bradley
Bradley Spanish majors enjoy an excellent placement rate. Students who graduate with foreign language majors go on to careers in education, international business or industry, and cultural or social services.