Spanish majors fulfill the experiential learning requirement by completing service learning. It is a teaching method, which combines community
service with academic instruction as it focuses on critical, reflective
thinking and civic responsibility. This opportunity is integrated
into the curriculum in Spanish 301, 302, 303, 310, 314, 315, and
316. Students commit to work approximately 3 hours a week for
a total of 30 hours per quarter, for two quarters, in organizations
that provide services primarily, although not exclusively, to
Spanish speakers. Some of the organizations which collaborate
with Service Learning are NGOs or schools. Examples are: CASA
Latina, the Mexican Consulate, El Centro de la Raza, Center for
Spanish Studies, John Stanford International School, Bryant Elementary
School, John Hay Elementary School, Hamilton Middle School, Nathan
Hale High School, Pipeline Project, and others.
Experiential Learning Step-by-Step:
Service Learning benefits not only these organizations, but also the students who
participate in the program. Students have the chance to apply and increase their
knowledge of the Spanish language in a real context. They are exposed to Hispanic
multiculturalism and become active agents of social change in the community.
Please note that all
Service Learning opportunities are offered through pre-approved organizations and are arranged
through the Carlson Center. Please e-mail Suzanna Martínez at
email@example.com for more
|1. Contact Suzanna Martínez at firstname.lastname@example.org for overview of process and enrollment in 1 credit of SPAN 392.
|2. Attend Carlson Center information session during first week
of the quarter. The time and location will be announced in class.
|3. Choose an organization from list provided by the Carlson Center at the information session.
|4. Complete the steps required by the Carlson Center.
|5. FIRST QUARTER STUDENTS: Keep a reflective journal throughout the experience, and
complete the required questionnaire provided by the 300-level instructor to whom you have been assigned for Service Learning. The journal will be turned in to your assigned instructor 3 times during the
course of the quarter (exact dates to be specified by the instructor).
SECOND QUARTER STUDENTS: Write a 5-page reflective essay about your experience in the organization (in Spanish).
This report must be turned in by the last day of classes, to the 300-level language instructor to whom you have been assigned for Service Learning.
Admission to the Major
Spanish Language Program
program is coordinated by María Gillman, Senior Lecturer
& 300-level Language Coordinator, email@example.com.
Learning Contract (restricted access)