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Marta Lence is a Senior Lecturer of Spanish in the World Languages and Cultures Department at Iowa State University, and a certified ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) Tester. She received her Pharmacy degree from the University of Buenos Aires in 1994 and a M.A from Iowa State University in Linguistics, Spanish & Education in 2010.

She is interested in elaboration of aural and visual texts for language learning instruction as well as the development of authentic-like materials to improve language learner’s listening comprehension.

  • Span 102: Beginning Spanish II
  • Span 201: Intermediate Spanish I
  • Span 202: Intermediate Spanish II
  • Span 297: Intensive Intermediate Spanish
  • Span 301: Advanced Grammar and Composition
  • Span 303: Conversation through Culture

Spanish Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) Tester (Certification valid until 2018).

To schedule an OPI exam, send an email to mlence@iastate.edu


The Spanish Club is a student run organization providing an environment outside of the classroom to converse, participate in activities and meet other Spanish-loving ISU students. Spanish Club is a fun place to practice the Spanish language during conversation hours, social activities, and many other events!  It is a way for students to get extra practice speaking and using the language in a less formal setting. For more information about the Spanish Club go to:


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/isuspanishclub 


   Spanish club email: “spanish.at.isu@gmail.com


   Student Organizations page: https://www.stuorg.iastate.edu/site/spanishclub    


Office: 3118A Pearson Hall
Phone: (515) 294-4876
Email: mlence@iastate.edu