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Spanish is the world’s second largest international language, with more than 400 million speakers in more than 20 countries, including over 40 million in the US. The Hispanic community is the largest minority in the United States, making Spanish the second language in the USA. Learning to understand and to communicate effectively in Spanish, both orally and in the written form, will open doors to the discovery of Hispanic culture, rich in history, traditions, literature and music, and to follow various forms of media available throughout the Spanish-speaking world. 

Spanish modules for 2022/23 are offered at Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced levels.

They can be taken for credit or not-for-credit. Modules with 44 taught classroom hours are worth 15 credits, those with 88 taught classroom hours are worth 30 credits. Check your level and take a diagnostic test if you know some Spanish already.

Most of our modules are year-long. Intensive modules (two sessions @ 2 hours a week) can also be taken over one semester only. In academic year 2022/23, all language modules are taught in-person, on the Mile End campus. 

Registration for year-long modules is closed, but a small range of modules is offered for Semester 2 (January - April 2023) - please see below. Registration for these as non-credit bearing options will open in January 2023. The full range of levels will be offered again from September 2023.

Spanish Language and Culture 1a

  • Module Code: LAN4023 (credit) / LAN4026B (non-credit)
  • Level: Beginner
  • Schedule: Semester 2 Intensive, 23rd January – 14th April 2023
  • Hours: 44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study
  • Semester 2 Timetable: Tue 10-12pm (Bancroft 3.17) and Thu 10-12pm (Bancroft 2.07)

Spanish Language and Culture 1b

  • Module Code: LAN4022 (credit) / LAN4027 (non-credit)
  • Level: Elementary
  • Schedule: Semester 2 Intensive, 23rd January – 14th April 2023
  • Hours: 44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study
  • Semester 2 Timetable: Tue 12-2pm (Bancroft 3.20) and Thu 4-6pm (Queens LG3)

Spanish Language and Culture 2b

  • Module Code: LAN5022 (credit) / LAN5027 (non-credit)
  • Level: Upper Intermediate
  • Schedule: Semester 2 Intensive, 23rd January – 14th April 2023
  • Hours: 44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study
  • Semester 2 Timetable: Mon 4-6pm (Bancroft 3.20) and Fri 2-4pm (Bancroft G.07)

Spanish Language and Culture 3b

  • Module Code: LAN6022 (credit) / LAN6027 (non-credit)
  • Level: Advanced Plus
  • Schedule: Semester 2 Intensive, 23rd January – 14th April 2023
  • Hours: 44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study
  • Semester 2 Timetable: Tue 4-6pm (Bancroft 3.24) and Fri 10-12pm (Bancroft 3.24)

Please note that in some cases there may be changes to days/times or venue prior to the start of teaching. Any changes will be updated on this website.

As an economics and politics student, I decided to study Spanish to refine my understanding of the socio-economic issues of Latin American countries from a more localized and native perspective. I want to watch Spanish national news channels, read Spanish articles and research papers, which offer an integral and different perspective compared to international media outlets reporting in English. My Spanish teacher always made an effort to create a positive and enthusiastic learning environment, and the classes were very interactive. Learning a new language broadens one’s job prospects by allowing one to communicate with people across different nations, but more importantly it gives us an opportunity to immerse ourselves in the culture, art and music various countries have to offer.
— Anushka Akhtar, BSc (Hons) Economics and Politics
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