Why learn Spanish?
- With over 35 million Spanish speakers in the United States, the US has the 5th largest Spanish-speaking population.
- In today's diverse work environment, speaking Spanish is always preferred and often required as part of many careers. Learning Spanish will open many doors and provide you with an instant competitive advantage.
- Due to the similarity between English and Spanish words and because written Spanish is almost completely phonetic, it is one of the easiest foreign languages to learn.
Students who complete first and second year Spanish will be able to:
- Use the alphabet, spell words, and pronounce words correctly.
- Learn vocabulary to sustain basic conversation.
- Express dates and times.
- Use verbs in the present tense.
- Understand more fully the cultural orientation of an assortment of Hispanic communities and how it is similar to different from the various communities we belong to.
- Converse about climate, geography, family, traditions, leisure, etc.
- Write about topics using grammar and syntactical structures introduced in learning material.
First Year Spanish- 12 credits total (4 credits each)
Second Year Spanish- 12 credits total (4 credits each)
Other Spanish Courses- (3 credits each)
SPAN 236: Contemporary Latin American Culture
SPAN 299: Spanish for Healthcare Professions
SPAN 311: Advanced Spanish Grammar
SPAN 312: Intermediate Writing Skills
SPAN 313: Spanish Language through Culture
SPAN 317: Directed Reading and Writing in Spanish
SPAN 339: Mexican Immigrant Experience in the United States
For more information on the other six languages that students can learn through Ecampus, visit the Foreign Language Overview Page.