SPAN related information

This page will provide you with information about resources and extracurricular activities, including links to study tools for learning the Spanish language, information about Spanish and Latin American history and culture as well as links to websites regarding Spanish Language and Literature.

Students in Spanish have several ways to get involved in Spanish beyond the classroom. You can come to a Spanish film screening during LLCU International Film night, visit the Spanish Club meeting or join the SALSA student club. Attending events at the Queen’s International Centre will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in other cultures and get to know exchange students from Spanish speaking countries!

Queen's University International Centre

 The Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) is an international education support service for students, faculty and staff at Queen’s. Through its activities the Centre promotes an internationally informed and cross culturally sensitive university community.

QUIC programs and services support

  • the academic and personal development of international students, other international members of the Queen’s community, and their families;
  • the academic and personal development of Queen’s students, staff and faculty interested in Education Abroad; and
  • the internationalization of the campus by working with university departments, offices, groups and individuals to enhance and diversify the international learning environment at Queen’s through educational and training activities.

QUIC offers many cultural events and get-togethers for students, as well as the opportunity to volunteer to support international students with improving their English as they integrate into Queen’s life.  It is a fruitful way to meet other students from other countries, to help and to learn from one another.

Check QUIC's Calendar of Events for the most up-to-date information.

Spanish Film Night

Films in Spanish with English subtitles are screened throughout the academic year either as part of the LLCU International Film Night or a Spanish Film course (such as SPAN 428). These screenings are open to all students and to the Kingston community.

You can also check our news section for up-to-date event information.

Student Clubs

With approximately 450 student clubs to choose from, you can easily enhance what you learn in the classroom and have a chance to embrace your passions. More than 100 cultural and ethnic student clubs and organizations foster diversity and cultural engagement on campus. Below are AMS (Alma Mater Society) clubs that may be of interests for students of Spanish.

Name Description
Spanish and Latin American Students' Association Spanish & Latin American Students' Association (SALSA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of Spanish and Latin culture throughout the Queen's University and Kingston communities. Its main purpose is to provide a Spanish Conversation Class and Latin Dancing Lessons (salsa and tango) for everyone and anyone who wants to join.
World Languages Club The World Languages Club hosts cultural and discussion events that bring together students of a common linguistic background and/or interest, regardless of concentration. The majority of our events are nights dedicated to one language (determined by popular demand) with a cultural theme (for example, Oktoberfest for German; Lunar New Year for Chinese).


Related links

Learning Spanish
Study Spanish was a pioneer in educational websites. Over the years, they have provided free web-based services to millions of Spanish students and teachers. Includes pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and verb drills.
Spanish Vocabulary contains a wide variety of common Spanish words and their English translations organized by category.
Learn Spanish vocabulary This website can help you learn 868 useful Spanish words quickly and easily. There are two main sections in which you can learn the words: the vocabulary section and the activities section.
Spanish Grammar Exercises Includes verb forms, verb usage, pronouns and prepositions. Created by Matthew D. Stroud, Department of Modern Languages, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas.

Spanish Culture and Latin Culture Widely known for Flamenco music and dance, bullfights, fantastic beaches and lots of sunshine, Spain has much more to offer than that. It is - and has been for thousands of years - one of the cultural centers of Europe. Also includes other Spanish-speaking countries besides Spain.
Ideal Spain  A comprehensive website on Spain, created after 14 years of research and constant traveling through Spain.

Queen's Library has an extensive collection of reference material regarding Spanish Language and Literature and Latin American Studies.
If you need help from a librarian, please contact Hannah Tanna, a Queen's Research & Instruction Librarian for the Humanities & Social Sciences.