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Student Organizations and Spanish Language Groups


NU Heights

Spanish & Portuguese students are actively engaged in both the school community and the greater Chicago community. NU Heights is a Department of Spanish and Portugese-sponsored initiative entirely run and organized by Northwestern students. Around 60 Northwestern students make weekly trips to Pierce Elementary in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood to tutor grade-school kids.

Contact Irina Denise Baek if you want to get involved.

Language Groups

One of the goals we pursue in the Spanish and Portuguese Department is to help the students develop their skills and abilities in the target language outside of the classroom through different activities, such as:

Study Table

Come for conversation, food, and Spanish review while studying for the MIDTERM EXAM! This event is for students enrolled in Spanish courses 101, 115, and 121.

Faculty Contact: Tasha Seago-Ramaly and Anna Diakow

Tacita de café

A welcoming social forum for intermediate-advanced heritage learners of Spanish to discuss culture, language, current issues, etc. over coffee. 

Faculty contact: Asha Nagaraj and María Teresa Villanueva

Círculo de lectores

The main objective of this activity is to create a reading- friendly environment and to motivate students to continually develop and strengthen their reading and speaking skills. This extracurricular activity will bring together students of 121 and above levels in Spanish to read short selections in Spanish and discuss them.

Faculty contact: Rifka Cook


Té con té

Té con té is a student-driven initiative that provides informal Spanish conversation opportunities throughout the quarter. All levels are welcome. Stop by for tea, Spanish conversation, and community building!

Faculty contact: Elisa Baena and Reyes Morán

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