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Spanish professor tied to her culture

Spanish professor tied to her culture

Andrew Murray, Reporter

April 1, 2019

Born in Pueblo, Mexico Claudia Montoya associate professor of Spanish, holds her culture, life and students in high regard. “I have all the duties of a professor, which is the grading, preparing for classes, the research,” Montoya said. She is a working bee, but with that she also takes time...

Spanish Club helps students practice Spanish speaking skills

Yerasly Duran, Reporter

November 12, 2018

As a way for students to have fun and practice their Spanish speaking skills, Spanish club hosted a Speed Spanglish conversation table in Clark Student Center Comanche suites on Nov. 7. "[This event] is a good way to come out and learn about other cultures, to practice using another language and to g...

Foreign language clubs to hold meetings, events this week

Nick Lanier, Reporter

November 8, 2018

The Spanish Club hosted 'Speed Spanglish,' an event aimed at improving Spanish speaking and listening skills, Nov. 7 at 5 p.m. in CSC Comanche. The French and German clubs also, will be holding meetings and planning events this week. "There are many benefits to an event like this one," Sarah...

Spanish Club hosting Speed Spanglish conversation table

Shaila Botello, Reporter

November 6, 2018

The Spanish Club will be hosting its second Conversation Table "Speed Spanglish" event on Nov. 7 at 5 p.m. in Comanche inside the Clark Student Center. "The purpose of this event is for students to practice their Spanish, but we don’t want them to feel like they’re in a classroom," Norma Castro, Sp...

Housing and world languages to move offices

Housing and world languages to move offices

Tyler Manning

February 20, 2018

With plans of renovations, a new language lab, more inclusion and the possibility of culture-based cooking classes, these soon-to-be realities for faculty members of the Office of Housing and Office of World Languages and Cultures are accompanied by the preparations to move on-campus locations. The Office of Housi...

Spanish Club ‘more than just learning language’

Spanish Club ‘more than just learning language’

Denush Vidanapathirana

October 15, 2017

Room 193 of Clark Student Center was alive with the laughter and chatter of members of the Spanish Club who held their second meeting at 7 p.m. on Oct. 12. A total of 13 of the club's 15 members attended and planned the events for rest of the semester. “We set up three projects so far, with the...

Spanish Club leaders looking for new members

Yareli Lora

September 13, 2017

Joining a student organization may be the last thing on students' minds as they begin to adjust to a hectic schedule, but that should not be the case. One organization in particular, Spanish Club, is accepting new members. Vice President Norma Castro, Spanish junior, encourages students to attend...

Which foreign language should you study?

Which foreign language should you study?

Abby Jetton

May 12, 2017

When studying a foreign language, students don't just learn the language. Students will learn about the culture and the geography of the area as well. It's a whole package and larger than just words. MSU currently offers three different foreign languages for students to study: French, Spanish, and German. ...

German Prof: ‘Learning a foreign language can make you smarter’

Herbert McCullough

April 18, 2017

¡Hola! Hallo! Bonjour! All three words mean "hello" in Spanish, German and French, respectively. These are the literal and figurative introductions into taking a foreign language, which the Foreign Language Department emphasized in its Trilingual Café on April 10. “The Trilingual Café is our...

Cultures blend at Tri-lingual Café

Cultures blend at Tri-lingual Café

Taylor Warren

November 20, 2015

"Me gustaría probar una rebanda de flat." "Je voudrais un corissant pain au chocolat." "Ich hätte gern Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte." At the Tri-lingual Café, part of International Education Week hosted by the Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, off the hussle of the Undergr...

Knowing foreign language gives students competitive edge

Knowing foreign language gives students competitive edge

The Wichitan

October 8, 2014

A liberal arts education undeniably has a politically-charged history. Although the term derives from the Latin word “liberalis” (meaning gentlemanlike, open-handed, or generous), the “artes liberales” were the core components of education in ancient Greece and focused on what they consider...

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