Fall Language Offerings Grow at A&M International

The number of language courses available at Texas A&M International University is increasing. This Fall, students can study French, Latin, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Olga Verduzco, a native of Brazil, will teach a new class, "Beginning Portuguese I." Offered from 6-7:15 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, this course will be of special interest to those interested in international trade. Spanish majors should take note, as they must take six hours in a second Romance language.

Also new this Fall is "Intermediate Spanish I for Non-Native Speakers." This course is the first course in the second year of a two-year program designed to promote fluency in Spanish among non-native speakers and will be from 7:30-8:45 p.m., Monday and Wednesday.

For those interested in exploring beyond grammar and verb conjugation, Spanish literature classes offer a glimpse not only into Spanish-speaking culture but also history. Students can choose from eight Spanish literature classes including "19th Century Spanish Novel" and "Cervantes and Don Quijote."

For those well-versed in Spanish, the College of Business is offering several graduate-level business courses in Spanish. From "Research Methodology" to "International Management," students can study the business world while utilizing their Spanish.

General Registration for academic classes at A&M International will be conducted by alphabetical sequence on August 24 from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Other language classes are available from the International Language Institute on a non- academic basis. For more information, please contact Conchita Hickey, executive director of Programs for Academic Support and Enrichment, at 326.2134, visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 214 or email chickey@tamiu.edu.

For more information about academic language classes, please contact Dr. Thomas R. Mitchell at 326.2633, visit offices in Killam Library, room 428, or go online: www.tamiu.edu

University office hours are from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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