Second Year > Spanlang 11SL

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About This Track:

Spanish Language and Service Learning (SPANLANG 11SL) integrates the opportunity to engage in Spanish with native speakers, reinforcing the relevance of students' coursework to everyday life and community. Together with Spanish-speaking middle schoolers from a local Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula, Stanford students learn about Mexican and Chicanx mural art traditions, and work on a mural art project. This course is designated as a Cardinal Course by the Haas Center and is also a Ways course that fulfills the Engaging Diversity (ED) requirement.

In the Winter and Spring Quarters, 2019, we will visit the Boys & Girls Club on Tuesdays and Thursdays, leaving campus at 4:20pm and returning at 6:30pm. For further information contact Ali Miano at

What Students Say:

"It was interesting to interact with the students and learn about communities that are so close to where I go to school yet vastly different from the bubble I live in."

"This course greatly improved my confidence in speaking Spanish in real-life settings in a low-stress manner. If you want to improve...while also engaging in a powerful cultural experience, this class will be great for you."

"I loved getting to apply what I had learned, working with kids, getting out into the community, learning about other cultures and beliefs, escaping the bubble, and using my Spanish."

"Go as often to the Boys & Girls Club as possible!"

"It made my week every week."

"I loved getting to apply my Spanish. My Spanish had sort of plateaued after only using Spanish in Spanish classes, and this course helped me get by that."

"We talk a lot about immigration in class, and so to interact with the children of immigrants, and see how these themes play out in art and culture really deepened my understanding of the issue. Essentially, I was exposed to a Spanish-speaking culture in a much more intimate way than before (in conversation especially), and this helped me understand some key themes of the class."

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