Basic Spanish Program

The Basic Spanish Program consists of the elementary (SPAN 110, SPAN 101 and SPAN 102, SPAN 115) and intermediate (SPAN 201 and 212) Spanish courses which focus on the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Students also gain knowledge of the cultures of the Spanish speaking world.

The department offers in-person, virtual synchronous, and asynchronous classes at the elementary and intermediate levels.

The department follows the same guidelines and syllabi for all courses. In terms of placement, here is a list of the most relevant information for our students.

If you …

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Have never studied Spanish or have had less than 2 years of Spanish in high school

Take SPAN110, SPAN101, or SPAN115

Have taken 2 years or more of Spanish in high school

Take the placement test

Already know Spanish because you speak it at home or with family or because you have lived in a Spanish-speaking country

Take SPAN215, SPAN212, or take the waiver test


For information about the Basic Spanish Program or the Spanish placement and waiver tests, contact Dr. Carrie Bonilla.