Dr. William Benner (center) with his Spanish interpretation class at TWU's simulation center in Dallas.
Dr. William Benner's (center) Spanish translation and interpretation class assists nursing students at TWU's simulation center in Dallas.

Minor in Spanish at TWU

For today’s employers, bilingual workers capable of communicating in both English and Spanish are in high demand.

If you currently are pursuing a bachelor’s degree at TWU, adding a Spanish minor to your degree will open doors for you as a future job seeker.

Add a Spanish minor to your bachelor’s degree today

  1. View required courses for the Spanish minor at TWU.
  2. Contact the ESFL office at 940-898-2324 or for approval.
  3. Download the ESFL Minor in Spanish Form (pdf) to keep track of your completed courses.


William Benner, PhD
Spanish Minor Advisor
Phone: 940.898.2316

Portuguese for Spanish Speakers

In Fall 2024, TWU will offer LANG 4903 - Special Topics: Portuguese for Spanish Speakers*.

LANG 4903 - Special Topics: Portuguese for Spanish Speakers* - Communication in Portuguese using all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Basics of Portuguese grammar and selected cultural aspects of the Lusophone world, with special emphasis on Brazil. Intensive introductory course for students with previous instruction in Spanish, including native and heritage speakers of Spanish or other romance languages. Prerequisite: SPAN 2033 or permission of instructor. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

* - This course will not count towards degree completion, nor is it eligible for financial aid unless a student’s degree plan has open electives or the student receives approval and their advisor completes an Undergraduate Degree Plan Substitution form with the Registrar’s Office.

Foreign languages

In addition to the Spanish minor, our program offers several courses in support of the bilingual teacher education program. For more information about our foreign language courses, please contact the ESFL office at 940-898-2324 or You can also learn more about the importance of language education in globalization by downloading our language study brochure (pdf).

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