Outside the Classroom

La Tertulia

La Tertulia is a weekly conversation group offered to high intermediate and advanced classes. We discuss different topics related to Latin America and Spain. We also compare and contrast some issues with the American culture. Sometimes we discuss issues related to language learning and sociology related to language. We use some interesting videos and/or short readings to have students engaged in conversation. Sometimes we have snacks or typical food from a Hispanic country so that students broaden their horizon on the Hispanic culture. Heritage and native speakers are welcome to join!

We will meet every Thursday from 2:00pm to 2:45pm in Draper 243 beginning 9/1.

For more information, please contact:

Professor José Luis Escorcia


Office: Draper 156.05

Phone: (254) 710-7553


Cafe Social

Café Social is an opportunity to socialize, practice and  enjoy an atmosphere of camaraderie with other native Spanish Speakers and Spanish Language students. Cafe Social follows topics designed for SPA 1301, but any level student may join us!

We will meet every Tuesday from 9/6-11/15 in Old Main 271 from 2-2:40pm.

For more information, please contact:

Professor Patricia Escamilla


Office: Draper 158.06

Phone: (254) 710-6816


Charlas & Tutorials

Need help enhancing your Spanish Language skills? Charlas & Tutorials are here to help. Register and make your appointments.  All tutoring and charlas are conducted by graduate students who will record your attendance.  If you are coming for class credit, your credit will be recorded after the session.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Stephen Silverstein, Associate Professor of Spanish &

Director of the Graduate Program


Office: Burleson 101.04

Phone: (254) 710-4385