Spanish News

570 million total speakers. 480 million native speakers. Twenty countries. One language. Spanish is the world’s second-most-popular language, and here you’ll discover the stories of Temple students who pursue its study. Follow their paths and contact us if you have a story you feel should be shared here. Temple’s Spanish program explores the linguistics, cultures and literature of Spanish-speaking peoples. Students learn to clearly communicate in both verbal and written form a language that is growing in usage domestically and abroad at an astounding rate. Our professors prepare students for their journeys ahead with careers in translation, business, law, healthcare and much more.

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Professor Adam Joseph Shellhorse was recently awarded the Best Article in the Humanities – Antonio Candido Prize 2021 by the Latin American Studies Association Brazil Section. As the only best article prize in Brazilian Studies from an international and humanities context, the award recognizes the essay’s importance and impact regarding its contribution to the field. 

Prize Committee: 

- Victoria Saramago, University of Chicago 

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Alex Voisine, CLA ‘18, is Temple University’s first student or alumni to secure a Gates Cambridge Scholarship! A former Fulbright Scholarship recipient, Voisine was a Spanish and Global Studies major at the College of Liberal Arts.

The Italian Program (Department of French, German, Italian and Slavic) is proud to collaborate with the CHAT - Center for the Humanities, College of Liberal Arts, Temple University in celebrating 700 years from the death of the celebrated Italian poet, Dante Alighieri. Please join us for a year-long celebration, and stay tuned for more information.

Dante Alighieri: 1265-1321

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College of Liberal Arts Dean Richard Deeg addresses our students, alumni, faculty and staff on the crucial topics of diversity, race and anti-bias.

In 2020, College of Liberal Arts students nearly doubled our previous record for Fulbright U.S. Student Program winners, with 15 of our students becoming Fulbrighters. We couldn’t be prouder of our winners, who showcase the incredible diversity and global citizenship of the CLA community.