Credits required
N/A Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. *
Cost per credit
$366 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Delivery
Online Course sequences can include classes that are delivered online, as well as a blend of online coursework with one or a few required site-based classes.
Start terms
4 per year

Spanish - Online Courses

Why learn Spanish?

  • With over 35 million Spanish speakers in the United States, the U.S. 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.
  • Spanish is one of the easiest languages to learn due to the similarity between English and Spanish words and because written Spanish is almost completely phonetic.  

Courses offered

First- through third-year Spanish language courses, including third-year Spanish for native speakers, are delivered online throughout the year.  Refer to the OSU Ecampus Schedule of Classes for current schedule information.

The Ecampus schedule of classes includes available courses for the current term and up to three future terms. Class offerings are continually updated and may be added, removed, or rescheduled without notice. Check back frequently for current information.

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 identify the similarities and differences 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.

Learn from a well-respected university

Spanish courses are developed and taught by Oregon State faculty within the Department of World Languages and Cultures and all course material is delivered through multimedia instruction coupled with realistic learning objectives. Students will interact with their classmates through online discussion boards and interactive content to gain competency communicating in Spanish. Online students receive the same curriculum and transcripts as our on-campus students.

In addition to individual courses, students can also earn a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish entirely online.

Transfer your credits

All students enrolled in Oregon State Ecampus classes pay in-state tuition, making online classes affordable and flexible. It is important to note that Oregon State University runs on a quarter system. If you are transferring credits be sure to confirm the transfer policy of your home institution. Learn more about transferring credits.

Placement testing 

Already have experience with Spanish? You can bypass entry level courses by taking a placement test. More information is available on the College of Liberal Arts website

Earn an in-demand microcredential in Spanish

Taking online Spanish classes offers the ability to enhance your language skills — and it's an opportunity to help yourself stand out in the job market. You can earn a microcredential in Spanish online with Oregon State, and when you finish, you'll receive a digital badge that you can showcase to employers as evidence of your proficiency in that language. Microcredential courses are for-credit and can be transferred to fulfill a degree program's language requirements as well.

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