The Department of Global Languages, Literatures, and Perspectives and the Hispanic Institute at La Salle are proud to offer the option of a 4+1 year program for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish (120 credits) and a Master of Arts degree in Translation and Interpretation (30 Credits). This program offers undergraduate students, interested in pursuing an MA in Translation & Interpretation who are fluent in both Spanish/English, an accelerated path. This opportunity allows students to complete the requirements for both programs of study at the same time in five years instead of the traditional six-year course of study.
Spanish is spoken by more than 559 million people worldwide. A major in Spanish will open the worlds of all major industries such as business, healthcare, law, government, and education. Globally, effective written and oral communication with Spanish speakers is critically important as it is spoken in nineteen Latin American Countries, Spain, Equatorial Guinea, Western Sahara, Philippines, Andorra, and Gibraltar. Not only is Spanish one of the six working languages of the United Nations, but according to Pew Research, over 50% of the households in the United States will speak Spanish by 2050.
This is a survey course in which a wide selection of short stories from the late 19th century through the 21st century are studied. The goal is to familiarize students with works written by a variety of Latin American authors. Themes such as love, gender roles, and discrimination, among others, are examined.
The purpose of this course is to better enable students to utilize Spanish in business and other professional contexts. The course aims to increase students’ workplace vocabulary (ex. vocabulary related to the office, computers, travel, etc. will be covered).
Second Language Teaching Methods is a general course in second language acquisition theories and teaching methodologies for students interested in a career in second language teaching – both ESL and foreign language.
Topics of investigation will vary from semester to semester. Recent topics include Contemporary Cinema, and Hispanic Cultural Traditions.
Upon graduation, you’ll have honed your written and verbal skills to be able to use them in the workplace. Our faculty members not only train you for your specific field but place you in real-life scenarios to learn collaborative and interpersonal skills, professionalism, and diligence.
Our students have gone on to work in sectors including:
Our alumni work for employers such as:
Upon coming to La Salle, Ludmille immediately carved a spot for herself as an Explorer by getting involved on campus. She was on the women’s club rugby team, the former president of the African American Student League, and tirelessly addressed issues of social injustice in the world, using her voice to help others find their own.
Majoring in political science, international relations, and Spanish with a religion minor, Ludmille plans to continue using her voice and education to make a difference in the world. “I want to be an ambassador,” she says. “Having lived in Haiti as a child, I always saw myself as a global citizen, so if I can help people with policy change and travel the world, that’s the dream.”
Ludmille recognizes Philadelphia is the perfect city to explore her passions and to help fulfill her dreams. As a student, Ludmille pursued several internship opportunities.
When asked about her favorite part of being an Explorer, Ludmille states that the friendly community has been her favorite part of La Salle.
The annual campus event celebrated Christmas and other holiday religions with a hot cocoa bar, decorating stations, and photos with Santa.
President Daniel J. Allen, Ph.D. joins two other Philadelphia higher education presidents to help shape the next administration.
They were among the 27 new members of prominent physicians, experts from public health and academia, and civic leaders.