Casa Émory

  • Residents, Fall 2017

  • Luis García Montero (Spain) Poetry Reading

  • Ciclo de Poesía - Búho/Carrilero visit, Fall 2017

  • Día de los Muertos Altar, Fall 2017

  • Residents of Casa Émory with guest poets Elvira Sastre, Adriana Moragues, Jorge Galán, and Visiting Professor and poet Fernando Valverde

Bienvenidos/Bem-vindos/Welcome to Casa Émory: The Spanish & Portuguese House!

Casa Émory is a theme residence for students who wish to broaden their knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese outside of the classroom setting. It's the perfect place to live on campus while keeping up everyday use of the languages as well as contact with the cultures of the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking world.

Casa Émory offers a comfortable and family-like environment, where the focus on "living in" Spanish and Portuguese is reinforced by daily interaction with resident language instructors from Spain and Brazil.

Residents collaborate with Emory's Department of Spanish and Portuguese to host a variety of cultural events throughout the year, many of which are open to the public and co-sponsored by Amigos of Casa Émory and other Latino/Hispanic organizations and institutions.

Spanish and Portuguese majors and minors, native and heritage speakers, students who are planning to study abroad or have returned from abroad, and others with a strong interest in the Ibero-American world are encouraged to apply.

Sustainable Food Fair, Fall 2017

Hispanic Heritage Month BBQ, Fall 2017

Día de los Muertos, Fall 2017

Concert by Elvira Sastre and Adriana Moragues - Fall 2015

Past Events

Casa Émory is located on Peavine Creek Road (near the baseball fields).

Interactive Campus Map

Faculty Advisor

Elva González

Elva Gonzalez

  M. Elva Gonzalez
  Lecturer in Spanish
  Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  Office: 503 South Callaway Center
  Phone: 404-727-6545

Elva González completed her Licenciatura degree in Spanish Philology at the Universidad de Salamanca, Spain, in 2003 and later earned a Certificate on pedagogy in 2005 and a Master’s in Bilingual Education in 2011, both from the Universidad de Salamanca, Spain.

Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2015, González held positions at the International House in Tarragona, Spain; Colegio de España in Salamanca, Spain; and Birmingham Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama.

Her field of specialization includes second language pedagogy and acquisition, community engaged learning and study abroad.

Activity Coordinator

Samanta de Frutos

samantaSamanta de Frutos García was born in Madrid, Spain. She holds a BA in Hispanic Philology from the University of Valencia ( 2015),with a focus in Linguistics and Literature. Before graduating, she also studied abroad, during 2013-2014, with an Erasmus Scholarship at the University of Bucharest (UB), Romania, where she became interested in second language acquisition and cultural studies. In 2015 she enrolled in a Master's Degree inTeaching Spanish as a Foreign Language from the University of Salamanca (USAL).

Prior to joining the Spanish and Portuguese Department at Emory University, De Frutos spent the AY 2016-2017 at Changzhou University in Changzhou, China, teaching a variety of courses: Press Reading, Listening Spanish News and Oral Skills. Before this experience, she taught Spanish to diverse student populations in Spain at Cursos Internacionales in Salamanca, Colegio Delibes in Salamanca, Proyecto Puntal at the University of Salamanca and Route 66 in Valencia.

De Frutos is interested in second language acquisiton and pedagogy, sociolinguistics and pragmatics studies and the application of new technologies to foreign language pedagogy.

Casa Émory es un espacio cuyo sentido último es abrir una puerta a la convivencia y al intercambio cultural a aquellos estudiantes que estén interesados en profundizar o simplemente en compartir algún aspecto relacionado con las culturas española e hispanoamericana.


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