About the Project

Spanish is not a foreign language in Texas. Many Texans speak Spanish on a regular basis at home, at work, and with friends and neighbors. What makes Spanish spoken in Texas different from the Spanish spoken in other parts of the world is that most Spanish-speaking Texans also speak English.

The purpose of the Spanish in Texas project is to profile Spanish as it is spoken throughout Texas today and to provide open learning tools that allow students, teachers, and the general public to explore Spanish language variation. A central goal of the project is to encourage users to view local varieties of Spanish and their speakers as important resources for learning about language and culture.

Spanish in Texas is part of the 2010-2014 program of the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL), a National Foreign Language Resource Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

The project directors are Barbara E. Bullock and Almeida Jacqueline Toribio.


  • Contents of this website were developed under grant #P229A140005  from the U.S. Department of Education. However, those contents to not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.
  • Additional funding was provided by a LIFT (Longhorn Innovation Fund for Technology) Grant from the University of Texas at Austin in 2012-2013.

Profiling Spanish as it is spoken throughout Texas today.