Courses within the Modern Languages Division are designed to assist students toward a better understanding of the languages and interrelationships of people and institutions and the complex world of cultures in which we live.

Academic Programs Offered

Associate in Arts (AA) in Spanish – transfer degree that prepares students for transfer to a university with a major in Spanish or a closely related major of which Spanish is an integral part.

Courses also offered in the subjects of: Arabic (ARB), American Sign Language (ASL), English as a Second Language (ESL), French (FRE), German (GER), Structure English Immersion (SEI), and Second Language Teaching (SLT).

Modern Languages Division Staff

Martha Martinez
Division Chair, Modern Languages
928.344.7607
Office: LA 112
Vanessa Lopez
Administrative Secretary
928.344.7708
Office: LR 067
Senior Secretary
928.317.7632
Office: LA 113

Modern Languages Division Faculty

*Full-time Faculty only. Associate Faculty can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@azwestern.edu (example: john.doe@azwestern.edu)

Earl Smith
Professor of English as a Second Language / Modern Languages Division Chair
928.344.7523
Office: ES 125
Nancy Blitz, M.A.
Professor of English as a Second Language
928.344.7677
Office: LA 109
Amelia Bowdell
Professor of English as a Second Language
928.314.9445
LA 111
Brian Beeles
Professor of Spanish
928.317.7523
Office: LA 103
Steven Lund
Professor of English as a Second Language
928.317.6055
Office: ES 122
Liza Martinez
Professor of English as a Second Language
928.314.9423
Office: San Luis Learning Center
Susan Salminen
Professor of ESL
928.314.9443
San Luis Learning Center
Jennie Buoy
Professor of English as a Second Language
928.314.9445
Office: San Luis Learning Center