The Williams College Spanish program includes a wide range of courses for beginners, intermediate, and advanced speakers. Whether you have never studied a language before, or already are a native or near-native speaker, we will guide you to the appropriate level. You will be able to practice Spanish in a variety of contexts: discussion of current events, intellectual matters, literary studies, and film. The curriculum offers students a solid base in linguistic fluency as well as the skills for sophisticated literary and cultural analysis, and everyday life in a foreign country. We strongly encourage our students to study away during their Junior year, the summer and/or the Winter Study period (after your first-year). Our students have gone to Mexico, Costa Rica, Spain, and Guatemala, to take language classes, participate in volunteer programs, teach English, and complete internships. Our graduates have secured prestigious Fulbright teaching and research grants in Latin America and Spain, and many have used their linguistic and cultural training as they pursue careers in fields including law, health care, journalism, labor and community organizing, education, and doctoral degrees in various fields. Our program hosts many cultural and social activities: weekly language tables, film festivals, poetry readings, parties, and samplings of international cuisine. More information can be found on the Spanish site.