Archive for September, 2012

Another Successful Entra a la Plaza!

0 Commentsby   |  09.25.12  |  Advising Information

The U.S. Hispanic Heritage Month runs from Sep. 15-Oct. 15 as a national time to recognize and enjoy the contributions and culture of Hispanic and Latino Americans. Every year at ACU, student group Hispanos Unidos celebrates by hosting Entra a la Plaza, an open event full of vibrant music, delicious food, and beautiful cultural dances.

In keeping with tradition, this year’s event was a hit. If you walked past the Williams Performing Arts Center on Friday night (Sep. 21), you may have been lured in by the festivities. Even if you missed it, you can enjoy the photos below.

If you’re interested in working with Hispanos Unidos, you can contact President Catherine Narvaez (, or officers Gabriel Elorreaga ( and Mathew Molina (

Entra a la Plaza takes a lot of organizing, budgeting, and planning. It is a labor of love, and their faculty sponsors are very proud of their work. The rest of us are grateful for all they do!


National Video Contest!

0 Commentsby   |  09.21.12  |  Announcements

National video contest from Vista Higher Learning, the publishers of Protagonistas, awards $500 to the top six videos submitted. Open to all students enrolled in a World Language class (Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic). For complete rules and to view last year’s winning entries, visit

Announcing New French Minor

0 Commentsby   |  09.15.12  |  Advising Information

Perhaps you know that ACU already offers a Bachelor of Arts in both Spanish and Spanish for Teacher Certification, but what you may not heard is that ACU now offers a French minor!

If you have a love of the most romantic language in the world or if you’re fascinated by the culture of the artistic hotspot of the world, this minor is for you.

Should you need more convincing, please read on.

Why pursue a French minor?

  • Many US companies do business with France, Quebec or the many French-speaking African countries.
  • You can pursue studies in French Language and Literature and French studies in general.
  • The French minor will help you secure knowledge of a second language if you wish to pursue a major or an MA in another language such as Spanish.
  • The French language is important for medical or mission work in Europe, Quebec and Africa.

The French minor at ACU

  • Students wishing to pursue a French minor at ACU can do so beginning this fall (2012).
  • The French minor requires 12 hours of French beyond the Intermediate level.  In order to enter Intermediate French students need to have completed beginners French 1 and 2 (FLFR 111 three hours course).
  • A 400 level French 3 hours course is being taught this fall and another advanced 300 level 3 hours course will be taught in the Spring of 2013.
  • Tentative plans are under way for 6 more hours of advanced French to be taught in France in the summer of 2013.

Who to contact?

If you’re interested in participating in ACU’s French minor, please contact Professor Yann Opsitch of The Department of Language and Literature at his email address :