Spanish Literature and Conversation

This course is designed for fourth year students who have the vocabulary and grammar skills to begin reading Spanish literature and listening to media produced by Spanish speakers. Students must be willing to try to speak in Spanish for the majority of the class as we discuss the material.

Each week, there will be a reading, listening, and speaking component. All students will study the same short story or chapter from a novel and discuss it together in class. The listening and presenting component will allow students to pursue their own interests and build vocabulary in areas that are most important to them. Students may choose podcasts or videos that teacher approves (a list of recommendations will be provided). Each week, students will log one hour of listening time, and they will present a summary of the podcasts and videos with their classmates during class time.

Fall 2020 Registration for this Course Opens on February 27.

“REGISTER” buttons for 2018-2019 will become active on 7 February 2018.


Prerequisites: High School Spanish III
Instructor: Marcella Kerrigan, B.A.
Grade Level: 11 or 12
Minimum Enrollment Required: 2
Maximum Class Size: 10
Tuition per Semester: $220

Class Meets: Mondays, 12:00 - 1:00 or 1:30 PM Pacific (length depends on enrollment)
Click Here to see the 2021-22 Class Schedule

Spring Registration is Open

If you have an interested friend, please encourage them to sign up with you!  Learning Spanish with a friend is fun, and will help you both advance more quickly.

(If you would like to enroll in this class but cannot attend at the posted time, please contact us.  We may be able to open an additional section.)

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Marcella Kerrigan, B.A.

Marcella Kerrigan received her B.A. from Hillsdale College, graduating from the Honors Program with a double major in Spanish and English. While at college, she was part of the Spanish Department’s tutoring program. Following graduation, she spent a year teaching English Literature at a bilingual school in Mexico and then worked at an elementary school as a reading aide for struggling students. After her daughter was born she took a break from formal employment but was able to spend a year living in Spain when her husband received a Fulbright Grant to do research in Madrid.

She currently lives in Wayne, Nebraska, where she homeschools her two children and volunteers with a program that provides instruction for community members who are learning English. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, baking sourdough bread, reading about theology and novels in Spanish and English.


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Reading list may be modified if course is run as an independent study