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Spanish

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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 2021/22 are offered at Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced levels.

They can be taken for credit or not-for-credit. Modules with 44 taught classsroom hours are worth 15 credits, those with 88 taught classroom hours are worth 30 credits. Check your level

Most of our modules are year-long. There is a smaller selection of modules that can be taken in Semester 2, starting in the week of 24 January and finishing mid-April 2022. You can now register for these modules by filling in the online application form. All on-campus modules are taught on the Mile End campus. The modules offered for Semester B are the following:

LAN4023/4026B

Spanish Language and Culture 1a (Beginner)

2 x 2 hours per week: Wed 2-4 pm (Scape 0.13) AND Thu 11-1 pm (Bancroft 4.04)

24th January - 14th April 2022

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 11 weeks

LAN4022/4027

Spanish Language and Culture 1b (Elementary)

2 x 2 hours per week: Mon 9-11 (online) AND Wed 5-7 pm (Bancroft 3.15)

24th January - 14th April 2022

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 11 weeks

LAN5022/5027

Spanish Language and Culture 2b (Upper Intermediate)

2 x 2 hours per week: Mon 11-1 pm (Laws G5) AND Fri 11:30-1:30 pm (online)

24th January - 14th April 2022

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 11 weeks

LAN6022/6027

Spanish Language and Culture 3b (Advanced plus)

2 x 2 hours per week: Mon 10-12 pm (online) AND Tue 10-12 pm (Scape 1.02)

24th January - 14th April 2022

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 11 weeks

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