The Princeton Center for Language Study Announces New Language Teaching Credential for Graduate Students

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018

The Princeton Center for Language Study (PCLS) will be offering a new Language Teaching Credential beginning September 2018 for graduate students in French & Italian, German, Slavic Languages & Literatures, and Spanish & Portuguese.

The information about the credential can be found here:

Audio: POR 304 “Sound and Sense” Students Create Podcast Episodes

Friday, Apr 6, 2018

As final projects for POR 304 “Sound and Sense,” students created podcast episodes. Topics range from popular music to linguistics, identity, work, dance, singing, water, and others. Narrations and interviews were recorded in English, Portuguese, Spanish, and French. The McGraw Digital Learning Lab—in particular, Dan Claro—assisted with the technical aspect of mixing and editing the audio.

Graduate School Awards Ingrid Brioso Rieumont with 2018 Teaching Award

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2018

SPO graduate student, Ingrid Brioso Rieumont, was recently awarded a 2018 Teaching Award by the Graduate School in recognition of her work as an assistant in instruction. The Teaching Awards honors graduate students who have made a significant contribution to undergraduate teaching. Ingrid was nominated through letters of support by her undergraduate students and by members of the faculty who felt her dedication to teaching was especially outstanding and deserving of recognition.

Students in SPA 204 Document Experiences During Medical Mission to Ecuador

Thursday, Mar 22, 2018

Over spring break, students in SPA 204 travelled to Ecuador in collaboration with Conestoga Eye (Lancaster, PA) for a medical mission which brings together health education, humanitarian engagement, and the Spanish language.

While there, they documented their experiences and personal reflections while providing practical information about the area via

Princetonians at the Spanish Theater

Tuesday, Mar 6, 2018

Written by Ingrid Brioso Rieumont, assistant in instruction for SPA103, Fall 2017

Last December students from SPA103 Intensive Beginners and Intermediate Spanish went to Repertorio Español, a performing arts theater in Manhattan. Together we attended the play Valor, agravio y mujer, a comedia from the Spanish Golden Age, authored by Ana Caro Mallén de Soto and directed by Cuban dramatist Leyma López. The play featured performers from Cuba, Spain and Puerto Rico.

Languages come alive: Intersession in Spain and Portugal

Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018

This intersession, Princeton juniors concentrating in Spanish and Portuguese took a week-long trip to Spain and Portugal. A capstone to the junior seminar “Spanish and Portuguese-Speaking Worlds,” the trip is designed to give students a hands-on opportunity to explore the history, language and culture they will continue studying in the classroom. The trip took place between the end of the fall semester and the start of the spring semester.

SPO Students Visit Princeton Nursery School

Thursday, Feb 8, 2018

Last month, a group of students enrolled in SPA 107 visited Princeton Nursery School (PNS) to participate in a Spanish storytelling event in collaboration with the Community-Based Learning Initiative (CBLI).

The theme of the event was animals and colors and students enjoyed reading together with PNS students. As part of the visit, the students also brought books that were offered by the department to be donated to the school.

Following the visit, students had the opportunity to write about their experience in their final composition.

Princeton Profiles Features Portuguese Certificate Student Jordan Thomas

Monday, Jan 29, 2018

Before coming to Princeton, Jordan Thomas received lots of advice, but the words that stuck with him most were, “Never forget where you came from.”

Nearly four years later, the senior has found multiple ways to connect with his Portuguese and Newark, New Jersey, roots, both in and outside the classroom. Thomas is concentrating in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and earning certificates in African American studies and Portuguese language and culture, on his way to being named a Rhodes Scholar last November and graduating this spring.


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