Bryan Betancur holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Psychology from Providence College and a doctorate in Hispanic Studies from Brown University. His principle area of research is early modern Spanish theater, and he is particularly interested in studying the ways in which conflicted father-daughter relationships on stage reflect the political and social tensions of the period.

The son of Colombian immigrants, Prof. Betancur strives to incorporate his biculturalism into the classroom and serve as a bridge between US and Hispanic cultures.

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Elementary Spanish I

Introduction to the sound system and grammatical structure necessary to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Spanish. An appreciation of Spanish-speaking culture underlies the orientation of the course.


Intensive Elementary Spanish

Designed to prepare students with some background in Spanish for the first intermediate level course.


Elementary Spanish II

Continuation of the skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing) developed in first elementary course, with increased emphasis on vocabulary expansion, idiomatic expression, and cultural differences.


Intermediate Spanish I

Continuation of the development of proficiency in listening and speaking, while expanding the reading and writing skills.


Business Spanish

Introduction to specialized business terminology (banking, sales, marketing, administration, accounting, customer service, human resources, etc.) and teaches them how to use this vocabulary in practical applications(correspondence, r�sum�s, etc.). Through readings and research, special attention will be given to the particular values and cultural practices of the Hispanic business world. Students will also engage with the Greenville business community and will analyze and determine best practices in addressing Hispanic consumers. May Experience ONLY.


Composition and Conversation

Emphasis on idiomatic expression through guided oral and written practice. Review of basic phonology, grammar and syntax included.


Survey of Spanish Literature I

Introduction to representative authors and works from Spanish Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque literature.


Learning a second language is a complex yet enriching process that works best in an inclusive, encouraging, and dynamic environment. My role is not so much to lecture as to facilitate and motivate, to give students the opportunity to both engage in meaningful conversation and question assumptions about their and other cultures.​

  • Cervantes, Miguel de. La Numancia. Co-edited with Alison Caplan (Providence College). Newark: Cervantes & Co., 2010; “‘la justicia más rara/del mundo’: Violated Daughter, Inviolable Law in Calderón’s El alcalde de Zalamea.” Bulletin of the Comediantes 67.2 (2015): 67-89.
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