Spanish Language Program

Students interested in acquiring proficiency in the Spanish language may begin their studies at any appropriate point in the curriculum, depending on individual experience and aptitude. We offer a free online placement test to help students decide which course is the right place to start. Our courses are taught by experienced faculty and well-trained and supervised graduate students. Classes at all levels are taught in Spanish and require consistent participation in class. Classes combine language study with exploration of the exciting cultures of the Spanish speaking world and are complemented by the latest technology for second language learning, including electronic workbooks and video activities in our Foreign Language Media Center (FLMC).

Heritage learners of Spanish may take specially-designed courses for the improvement of their formal skills in speaking, writing, and reading. "Heritage learners" are those who have been exposed to the language at home or in other social settings (even if they were educated entirely in English). Heritage learners skills vary according to the student's level (Beginning, Intermediate, or Advanced). For the Spanish Heritage placement test, email Dr. Nuria Godón ( the following message: “I request an invitation to take the Spanish Heritage placement test.”