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Participate in the Spanish Round Tables starting September 10 every Wednesday from 3-4 pm at Common Grounds.  Open to all levels of Spanish language skills.

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In the Spotlight

Honors Convocation 2012-2013
The Department of Modern Languages recognized outstanding students from the majors and minors during the University Honors Convocations 2012-2013 on April 25th, 2013.  The Modern Languages Linguistic Excellence Award was presented to Olivia Heisner; The Modern Language Literary Criticism Award was presented to Hailee Peck; the Margaret Burhardt Johnson Modern Language Excellence Award for Outstanding Senior was presented to Jonathan Cruz. Congratulations to our 2012-2013 Modern Language Outstanding Students.

Olivia Heisner

It means so much for me to have my oral and written skills in Spanish be recognized as outstandingly proficient.  Especially when I studied abroad and was surrounded by native Spanish speakers it was very easy for me to feel like my Spanish was not good enough.  This award encourages me to keep pursuing the language by telling me that my efforts so far have been successful.  I look forward to continuing to take Spanish classes, learn about Hispanic culture, and visit Spanish-speaking countries after I graduate this May.

Hailee Peck

I am much honored to have won the Modern Languages Literary Criticism Prize for my outstanding work in literary analysis of text or texts written in a modern language.  Over the past couple years, I have fallen in love with the Spanish language and culture, so I love the fact that Millikin offers classes that allow me to study this culture through literary works.  Reading and analyzing Spanish literature opens me up to a whole new perspective on people and life, not only in Spain but in the world.  I am thankful for the professors at Millikin and in the past that have helped me refine my Spanish writing and language skills.  This award has worked to further motivate me in my pursuit of excellence in modern languages.


SP103 Beginning Spanish*

SP114 Continuing Spanish

SP223 Intermediate Spanish

SP301 Spanish Conversation & Composition I

SP302 Spanish Conversation & Compostion II

SP303 Culture of Spain

SP304 Culture of Latin America

SP310 Spanish for the Health Professions

SP320 Art, Literature and Film of U.S. Latinos

SP321 Survey of Spanish Peninsular Literature

SP323 Survey of Latin American Lit. I

SP324 Survey of Latin American Lit. II

SP330 Spanish for Business

SP340 Theatre Performance in Spanish

SP350 Study Abroad in Spanish

SP360 Spanish for Radio Productions

SP480 Spanish Advanced Conversation and
Composition (Capstone required course)

SP481, 482 Topics in Hispanic Literature

*Students enrolled in SP103, Beginning Spanish and SP114, Continuing Spanish, participate in a communicative lab. With the help of a facilitator (an advanced Spanish major student) students put in practice their speaking skills.

This is a wonderful opportunity for students who want to improve fast on their way to become fluent and proficient in Spanish! For more information contact Dr. Cabrera at


Online Spanish Dictionary

Spanish Newspapers Online
Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL