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Learn to Speak Spanish: Overview of Spanish Learning Options

Individuals interested in learning Spanish have plenty of options, both in a traditional classroom setting or through online education. Read on to learn more about possible study paths for students studying Spanish.

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College Spanish Program Options

Instructor-led Spanish classes are available at colleges and universities, community colleges and language training centers. Students learn to speak Spanish primarily by conversing with the instructor and their classmates. In addition to speaking Spanish, classroom programs also focus on writing and grammar skills. Some training centers and colleges offer courses for individuals who need to learn to speak Spanish for their career. Spanish can also be learned through distance education courses.

Typical concepts for students learning Spanish include:

  • Reading and writing for non-native speakers
  • Spanish grammar
  • Spanish for law and business
  • Spanish for native speakers
  • Spanish conversation

List of Spanish Courses

Spanish I

This course is designed for students with little or no experience in Spanish and offers an introduction of the most basic concepts of the language. Students will learn about basic expressions involving greetings and personal introductions, as well as pronunciation, grammar, and verbs.

Spanish Grammar

As with the English language, Spanish has many tricky grammatical laws and tenses, and courses in this subject teach students about these rules. Course topics can include nouns and pronouns, adjectives, the present tense, sentence structure, and adverbs. Some courses provide a general overview of all the major grammatical rules, while some specialize in a certain area.

Spanish for Heritage Spanish Speakers

An advanced course meant for native speakers, this class is tailored to meet the needs of heritage speakers, or speakers who grew up in a Spanish-speaking household. Students in this course can expect to study advanced Spanish grammar, current events, and Hispanic culture.

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