"Welcome to Spanish at Emory", a video message by Jose Luis Boigues

Spanish belongs to the Romance group of the Italic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages. Spanish is spoken as a first language by about 330 million persons and as a second language by perhaps another 50 million. Spanish is a descendant of the vernacular Latin brought to the Iberian peninsula by the soldiers and colonists of ancient Rome. Thus the Spanish vocabulary is basically of Latin origin, although it has been influenced by Arabic, French, and Italian. The oldest extant written records of Spanish date from the middle of the 10th century A.D.

Departments & Related Programs

Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Online Audio and Video

"Languages Make a Difference"

Languages at Emory - Faculty Interviews

Online audio and video materials are available for Spanish at this website. You must have an Emory ID and password to access the materials.

Emory Favorites

Online Placement Exam for Spanish (for SPAN 101/102 audio materials)
Ultralingua Dictionary and Verb Conjugations
Verbix Conjugations
University of Wisconsin Podcasts
El Pais Newspaper
Museo Nacional del Prado
CNN en Español
Latin American Network Information Center