Spanish language and cultural skills with a focus on social justice issues.
The Spanish language program at Viterbo University prepares students for local, national, and international job markets. Our students find employment in professions like teaching, translating and interpreting (legal, medical, and criminal justice), also as social workers, bilingual customer service representatives, non-profit organization officers, writers, journalists, travel agents, immigration officers, flight attendants, and foreign affairs officials, among other fields.
Based on the standards of the American Council on Teaching Foreign Language (ACTFL), Viterbo’s language courses allow students to explore the speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills as a community, inside and outside of the classroom. Faculty support study abroad programs and internship opportunities, facilitating students to experience other cultures from a broader perspective.
In addition to Spanish, Viterbo University offers introductory-level French, German, and Italian courses to satisfy BA language requirements. Courses are designed for students with no previous foreign language study. Pair work and small group activities using culturally authentic materials are used to develop skills for everyday communication with an emphasis in culture and pronunciation.
Student-led Spanish newspaper
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Viterbo University music education and Spanish education double major Alivia Schmidt-Sanders took over the viterbosnaps Snapchat account during Viterbo's Love Your Major Week.