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Club HoLA - Hour of Latino Awareness


Helping students and faculty to:

  • learn Spanish in an informal and fun setting

  • study children's literature

  • study Latino/a culture

  • build a personal library

Schedule & Location


3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ketchum Hall 116
September 16 through December 2

Come for one session, or come for all!
No pre-registration required.
Participants receive a book when attending.


Book Lists

Each semester Club HoLA focuses on at least one bilingual children's book, which is given free of charge to each participant. Click here to view the current list and to review past books!


Participant Presentations

Click here to view a collection of presentations from Club HoLA participants sharing their experiences with and appreciation for learning Spanish through bilingual children's literature.

About Club HoLA

Club HoLA - Hour of Latino Awareness - is a Spanish language and Latino culture club focused on helping teacher candidates explore language learning as they experience language learning themselves. Participants develop their "Spanish ears" and become familiar with Latino children’s literature.

Club HoLa meets for approximately one hour each week utilizing children’s books in Spanish as an introduction to Spanish language and Latino culture.  A native Spanish speaking teacher facilitates the gatherings using only Spanish. 

Many students also become part of a study abroad opportunity in Chile, which is organized each summer.

Participants use bilingual children’s literature to build language and cultural knowledge. To help teacher candidates begin building their teaching libraries, each participant leaves the final session with some of the books used.

No prior Spanish experience is necessary.





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