UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

 Melanie (Meyer) Anderson (Spanish Education, graduated December 2003)

Spring 2006 109

I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Spanish. However, I decided to go ahead and take the extra classes to get certified to teach middle school Spanish. The following fall I received a job as a middle and high school Spanish teacher under emergency licensure. I have just completed my major in Spanish and am officially certified to continue to teach high school Spanish. I was able to visit my family in Costa Rica to take the final courses I needed to graduate.

I recommend a study abroad experience for anyone majoring or minoring in a foreign language. It is the best way to learn/master a language. Aside from teaching there are plenty of opportunities here in Wisconsin to get a job as a translator; either for local businesses who employ Spanish speakers or for hospitals or government establishments that provide services to Spanish speakers.

Department of Modern Language
College of Arts and Sciences
284 Kleinpell Fine Arts Building
715-425-3121/3896