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The Spanish degree program includes four semesters of the study of Spanish, one of the world’s most influential languages and the fastest growing language in California. It provides students with the communication skills in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing, and prepares them to enter the workforce in many industries where knowledge of Spanish is valuable and imperative. In addition, it highlights the linguistic, literary, artistic, cultural, and historical contributions of the Spanish speaking world. Courses in this degree program meet the language requirements at many four-year universities, as well as general education and transfer requirements.


Upon successful completion of the Spanish program, a student should be able to:

  • converse and write in Spanish at the intermediate level with effective use of grammar, vocabulary, comprehensible pronunciation, and syntax on arange of topics such as personal and family lives, school or work, and current events.
  •  read and understand authentic texts in Spanish such as letters, essays, newspaper articles, poems, and/ or short stories.
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the linguistic, literary, and cultural contributions of the Spanish speaking world. 

For more information:

Janet Flores,

Maria Carmen Marquez,


Who To Contact

  • Dr. Marianne Fontes
    Dean of Academic Affairs, Languages, Learning Support & Resources
    Phone: (831) 755-6827
    Building: A - Library/Learning Resource Center (LRC)
    Office: A118
    Library/Learning Resource Center (LRC)
  • Delia S. Edeza
    Administrative Assistant III
    Phone: 831-755-6916
    Building: A - Library/Learning Resource Center (LRC)
    Office: A119
    Library/Learning Resource Center (LRC)