Language & Cultural Studies

The Language and Cultural Studies Field of Study is designed to provide students the opportunity to develop and enhance their practical communication skills and cross-cultural understanding that will provide them the foundational coursework required for careers in languages and cultural studies.

Furthermore, the field of study will focus on integrating language, culture and literature to help students gain an international perspective for living and working in today's global society.

Students declaring a field of study in Languages and Cultural Studies may choose courses in one or more of the following concentrations: Spanish, Bilingual/Bicultural Studies, Spanish/English Translation and American Sign Language.

Degree Plans Faculty Staff Resources Study Abroad

Associates Degrees

Concentration: American Sign Language

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Concentration: Spanish

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Name E-mail Phone Location
Banford, James P. jpbanfor 956-872-2543 Pecan J-3.1604
Belena, Dr. Emmanuel ebelena 956-872-2610 Pecan J-3.1502
Espinoza, Mario espinoza 956-973-7607 Weslaco G 237
Lopez, Nereida nlopez 956-872-2003 Pecan J - 3.1508
Magdaleno-Lejarza, Delia deliam 956-872-8380 Pecan J-3.1314
Matulewicz, Rosario rosariom 956-872-3465 Pecan J-3.1304
Pastor, Elisa - Department Chair epastor 956-872-2697 Pecan J-3.1506
Silva, Juan jsilva 956-872-2691 Pecan J-3.1318
Villarreal, Hector hectorv 956-872-2692 Pecan J-3.1320
Dr. Zenor, Jerry - ASL jzenor 956-872-2624 Pecan J-3.1510

For faculty not listed, please contact the department.

Name E-mail Phone FAX Location
Martinez, Maricela mmartin1 (956) 872-6425 (956) 872-2636 PCN J-3.1102D

List of Spanish Links

  • Alta Vista Search the web in any language!
  • Google Language Tools Search with Google, translate text, etc.!
  • Infoseek in Spanish
  • Terra Spanish Language portal site
  • Yahoo! en español
  • Spanish Language, literature in Spanish, music, chat and more.
  • Latino Web The virtual information center for Latino resources.

Spanish Dictionaries

Literatura Y Cultura

Spanish Language Learning Sites

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Queremos Agradecer muy especialmente toda la colaboración de las siguentes personas, ya que sin ellas nuestra publicación no hubiera sido una realidad:

Dr. Shirley A. Reed

Sr. Juan Mejía
Vice Presidente

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