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Spanish & Latin American Resources

Some of these resources for study and research are specific to UL Lafayette. Others are key national resources of interest to students, teachers, and researchers.

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Dupré Library Film and Video Collections

The library houses a large collection of film and video from Latin America and Spain, gathered by SALA faculty with funding from the Board of Regents Support Fund, the Friends of the Humanities, and the Office of Faculty Development. Materials can be checked out for research and teaching as well as entertainment.

2006-2007 Latin American Video Acquisitions
A nice set of documentary and feature film on DVD, housed behind the Circulation Desk at Dupré Library. Call numbers are in the online library catalogue.
2011-2012 Latin American Video Acquisitions
New Latin American film, also housed behind the Circulation Desk. Call numbers are in the online library catalogue.
SALA Media Collection
VHS tapes and some DVDs of documentary and feature film from Spain and Latin America, housed at Dupré Library. VHS tapes are stored by call number in the second floor stacks. Ask a librarian for directions if you get lost.

Dupré Library Special Collections

Dupré Library’s collections include reproductions of historical documents and records from Louisiana’s Spanish period (1762-1802). They are located in the library's Louisiana Room.

Resources for Research in Spanish and Latin American Studies

Archivo General de Indias
Historical documents from Spanish America’s colonial period, including numerous documents on Louisiana
Border and Latin American Information
The standard web and bibliographic guide for the Borderlands region, compiled at New Mexico State University
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)
Open access journals from Spain in all fields. A project of the Editorial CSIC, funded by the Spanish government
Dupré Library Resources for Spanish
How to find books, journals, articles and reference materials at UL Lafayette
Handbook of Latin American Studies
Annotated bibliography from the Library of Congress, continuously updated since 1936
Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC)
The standard academic web guide to Latin America; includes links to key archives and collections. Compiled at UT Austin
Library of Congress Hispanic Reading Room
State-of-the-art resources and deep archival collections, as well as information on applying for a Huntington Fellowship
LIBRO - Library of Iberian Resources Online
High quality scholarship on the peoples and nations of the Iberian Peninsula
SciELO -  Scientific Electronic Library Online
Latin American academic journals in the sciences, social sciences, humanities and arts

Spanish & Latin American Speakers Bureau

The faculty in Spanish and Latin American Studies are available to speak on a number of topics. Please feel free to contact us.

Tools for Teachers

American Association for Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP)
Professional organization. Site includes high quality teaching resources including the Association's journal Hispania
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
Professional organization. Site includes complete ACTFL guidelines for assessing language proficiency
LAITS Spanish Proficiency Exercises
High quality video interviews and exercises, coordinated with ACTFL proficiency levels, prepared at UT Austin
Language Learning and Technology
Refereed e-journal, open access
L2 Journal
Open access, refereed e-journal on second language acquisition
National Foreign Language Resource Centers
U.S. Department of Education Title VI-funded centers for the advancement of K-16 language teaching. These sixteen centers offer extensive resources for teaching, and a series of summer workshops
Proyecto Ensayo Hispánico
A well done teaching site for advanced courses
Radio Ambulante
High quality news and cultural podcasts in slow Spanish for intermediate and advanced learners
Real Academia Española
Extensive language resources

Funding for Research and Internships at Home and Abroad

The Institute for International Education (IIE) administers the educational exchange programs of the U.S. Department of State, including the Fulbright Student Program, the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, and the David L. Boren Awards for international study in critical language areas.

Paid internships for graduates include the Atlas Corps paid internships to teach English in Colombia and the Ministerio de Cultura paid internships to teach English in Spain.

For study in the United States, the Woodrow Wilson Fellowships offer strong support for undergraduate and graduate students. Of particular interest to our students may be the Pickering Fellowship in Foreign Affairs. The Hispanic Scholarship Fund can help support students of Hispanic descent, and the McNair Program is a stipend-based internship that helps prepare students for graduate school.

FLAS fellowships will fund study of critical need languages (e.g. Portuguese) for graduate students engaged in related research.

Research fellowships for faculty are also available from the Fulbright Program and the Wilson Foundation. For institutional development of study abroad, FIPSE is a U.S. Department of Education program that can fund cooperative efforts with foreign universities and study abroad and/or global internship programs. The Rotary Foundation Global Grants can fund cooperative efforts with foreign universities or businesses for exchanges and internships.