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
$297 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Online You can complete all courses online. Some courses may require proctored exams in your local area.
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-year Spanish Language Courses (4 credits each)

Course #SummerFallWinterSpring
SPAN 111 ✓    ✓  ✓
SPAN 112   ✓ ✓   ✓ ✓ 
SPAN 113 ✓      ✓  ✓

Second-year Spanish Language Courses (4 credits each)

Course #SummerFallWinterSpring
SPAN 211 ✓   ✓     
SPAN 212  ✓   ✓   
SPAN 213 ✓       ✓ 

Third-year Spanish Language Courses (3 credits each)

Course #SummerFallWinterSpring
SPAN 311  ✓ ✓     
SPAN 312  ✓    ✓  
SPAN 313 ✓        ✓

Third-year Spanish for Native Speakers (3 credits each)

Course #SummerFallWinterSpring
SPAN 314      
SPAN 315      
SPAN 316      

Spanish Culture, Business and Writing Courses (3 credits each)

Course #SummerFallWinterSpring
SPAN 317 Directed Reading and Writing in Spanish        ✓ 
SPAN 320 Spanish Conversation      
SPAN 327 Mexican-American Lit & Comp for Span Heritage Lang Learners      
SPAN 331 The Cultures of Spain and Portugal      
SPAN 332 The Cultures of Spain and Portugal      ✓  
SPAN 336 Latin American Culture    
SPAN 337 Latin American Culture    
SPAN 339 Mexican Immigrant Experience in the United States  ✓   ✓   
SPAN 402 Independent Study      
SPAN 438 Selected Topics in Luso-Hispanic Culture      
SPAN 439 topics in Mexican Culture as Evidenced Through Mexican Film        ✓ 

Note: Future term data are continually updated. Class offerings may be added, removed, or rescheduled without notice. Check the Ecampus Schedule of Classes 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.

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