Department of Spanish


Welcome to the Spanish Department at Amherst College.  Here you will find important information on Spanish at Amherst.  Details on members of the faculty - including CVs and member websites - can be accessed under the faculty section. All courses are documented, mirroring the information found in the Course Catalog. Spanish Department-related activities can be found under Events.  Links to helpful Spanish tools and other Spanish websites can be found by clicking on the Resources tab on the left.

Spanish Department
201 Barrett Hall
Amherst College
Amherst, MA  01002-5000

Tel: (413)542-2317
Fax: (413)542-2759

For further information please email the Department at

Spanish Placement Exam

Placement Test Mandatory for Students NEW to Spanish Language Courses. Spring 2015 registration.

***A personal interview with Lecturer Dimaris Barrios-Beltran (, Monica Bel (, OR Carmen Granda ( is required.

The schedule of interviews is as follows:
Thursday, January 22nd - Monica Bel will be in Grosvenor 25 from 2 pm to 5 pm.
Monday, January 26th - Dimaris Barrios will be in Grosvenor 26 from 2 to 5 pm.
Tuesday, January 27th - Carmen Granda will be in Grosvenor 24 from 2 to 5 pm.
Wednesday, January 28th - Monica Bel and Dimaris Barrios from 2 to 5 pm will be in Grosvenor 25 and 26.
Thursday, January 29th - Carmen Granda will be in Grosvenor 24 from 2 to 5 pm.

Please schedule an interview at the above days and time.  If you cannot make those times please contact either Lecturer Dimaris Barrios-Beltran (, Monica Bel (, OR Carmen Granda (

Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies Certificate

The Certificate guidelines are on the FC LACLS website:

The certificate application can be downloaded from that web page. The application was updated by the Council last spring. Notably, greater encouragement to students to take Latino/translatinidades courses was included in the changes.

Please direct all questions to Professor Suárez.


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