Spanish – Online Microcredentials

Learn to speak, read and write in Spanish

As the official language of 20+ countries, Spanish is the most widely spoken of the Romance languages, with over 450 million native speakers. Whether you’ve never taken a class or already have a solid foundation, earning an online microcredential in Spanish can help you build your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills.

Oregon State offers two online microcredentials in Spanish: Introductory Spanish and Intermediate Spanish.  You'll learn about the complexity of the Spanish language and the diversity of Spanish-speaking communities, while gaining the skills you need to engage in conversation with other Spanish speakers.  


Introductory Spanish required courses (12 credits)

Intermediate Spanish required courses (12 credits)

Prerequisite courses

Some courses within Oregon State's online microcredential offerings may require you to complete prerequisites in order to enroll. Before applying, it's important to understand the timing and schedule for when microcredential courses are offered, including any prerequisite courses.

Please contact the program lead for more details or connect with the Ecampus enrollment services team to learn more.


The in-demand skills you'll develop as a student in a Spanish microcredential will give you what you need to stand out and level up in your career.

  • Active listening
  • Collaboration
  • Communications
  • Cultural literacy
  • Digital literacy
  • Presentations
  • Teamwork

Find more details about the skills you’ll acquire in Introductory Spanish and Intermediate Spanish.

Placement testing

In order to sign up for the Intermediate Spanish microcredential, you must first take a placement test. More information is available on the College of Liberal Arts website.

Start working toward a Spanish degree

Once you earn microcredentials in the Spanish language, you can  apply the credits directly toward Oregon State’s online bachelor’s degree in Spanish.


If you plan to apply these credits toward a full degree, we encourage you to first contact the program to learn about the degree requirements. Please note that acceptance into the microcredential does not guarantee acceptance into a degree program.


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