have loved the Spanish language and culture since I began studying it in high
school. Continuing my Spanish studies at Findlay has helped me vastly improve
my language proficiency, cultural knowledge and overall confidence in my second
language. The Department of Language and Culture faculty truly care about their
students and take an interest in their development as multilingual and
multicultural individuals. I am grateful for the opportunities I've had while
studying Spanish at UF, and I look forward to discovering how it will benefit
me in the future."
I am a Japanese native speaker and had never studied Spanish until I
entered the University of Findlay, it was a challenge for me to learn Spanish
as my third language. However, thanks to the Spanish professors, I have seen my
improvement steadily increase in these three years. Proficiency in three
languages will be a great strength for me to obtain a great job and I am sure
that studying abroad in Spain will help me to achieve my goals in life. "
Renee (Isaacs) Colaj
"Learning Spanish with my professors and my study abroad
experiences has broadened my horizons. Speaking a new language and
having knowledge of different cultures is fascinating."
Colaj, Spanish & TESOL double major. Renee taught
Spanish at Eaton High School in Ohio, and taught
English at the University del Valle Altiplano, Solola, Guatemala.
"The Spanish courses I took at the University
of Findlay helped me to achieve a level of fluency that I never knew was
possible for a non-native speaker. The small class sizes allowed for
extra attention and the development of friendships between classmates.
All the professors encouraged me to study abroad, yet allowed me to make
many choices during the process, leading to an experience which greatly
improved my Spanish while suiting my needs and goals. I would highly
recommend studying Spanish at UF for anyone, no matter what level you
start at or what your ultimate goal may be."