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Spanish and Portuguese

  • Beginning to Advanced Levels
  • Grounded in Cultural Contexts
  • Provides an Immersive Learning Experience

Spanish and Portuguese are essential languages for conducting business in the United States and abroad. These courses allow you to establish, enhance, or perfect your reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Through professional instruction, you will expand your understanding of dialect, grammar, intonations, and word usage while improving idiomatic and grammatical conversational abilities.

Discovering Spanish Language and Culture

If you have never studied Spanish, then take this course to develop basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in the language.

2017 Fall
1 section

Introduction to Spanish Literature

Sharpen your Spanish language skills by reading and discussing selected short stories from around the Spanish-speaking world.

2017 Fall
1 section

Portuguese: Accelerated I and II

Learn the basic structures of the Portuguese language (present, past, and future tenses) in this fast-paced course.

2017 Fall
1 section

Portuguese: Accelerated III and IV

In this fast-paced course, focus on expanding your vocabulary, mastering more complex grammar, and holding simple conversations in Portuguese.

2017 Fall
1 section

Spanish Grammar Through Conversation

Review and practice key Spanish grammar structures using a conversational approach.

2017 Fall
1 section

Spanish I

Gain the ability to understand conversations on basic topics, exchange information, and engage in brief social interactions in Spanish.

2017 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Spanish II

Further develop your basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Spanish through a variety of activities.

2017 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Spanish IV

Refine your speaking skills and practice the present perfect and the present subjunctive in Spanish.

2017 Fall
1 section

Spanish Intermediate Immersive Conversation and Culture

Use your Spanish language knowledge as a springboard for fast, effective development of intermediate-level fluency.

2017 Fall
1 section

Spanish: Accelerated I and II

This fast-paced course is geared toward enhancing both oral and written proficiency in Spanish.

2017 Fall
1 section

Spanish: Accelerated III and IV

In this fast-paced course, focus on expanding your vocabulary, mastering more complex grammar, and holding simple conversations in Spanish.

2017 Fall
1 section

Spanish: Advanced Conversation and Composition

Develop your conversational and written skills in Spanish within a group setting.

2017 Fall
1 section

Conversational Portuguese

If you are at an intermediate level or higher in Portuguese, advance your speaking and reading skills and deepen your knowledge of Brazilian culture.

2017 Summer
1 section

Immersive Spanish

Learn basic Spanish vocabulary and grammar and engage in elementary conversation in Spanish through classroom instruction and field trips.

2017 Summer
1 section

Portuguese I

In this introductory course, learn the basic language patterns and common daily vocabulary of Brazilian Portuguese.

2017 Summer
1 section

Spanish III

Hone your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, and continue to expand your grammatical tools and vocabulary in Spanish.

2017 Summer
1 section

Social Justice and Sustainability: Spanish

Enhance your Spanish communication skills through discussion of social issues as they relate to the Latino population or Latin American societies.

Spanish V

Build upon the knowledge and skills acquired in previous Spanish-language study and focus on more advanced topics and complex structures.