Spanish Program

Spanish is the second language of the United States, and being able to understand, speak, read, and write in Spanish will not only give students a strong competitive edge in the job market, but will also help them to become better citizens of the world. A degree or minor in Spanish will not only mark students as being (at least) bilingual, but will also attest to their ability to achieve challenging goals.

The Spanish program at WCU includes instructions in the Spanish language (both Peninsular and Latin American variants), as well as many courses in the culture and history of both Spain and Latin America.

At WCU, students of Spanish have a choice of various degree options. Those who want a strong foundation in both language and culture can pursue a B.A. in Spanish with a minor or second major in another field.

Those most interested in teaching Spanish in K-12 schools are encouraged to pursue a B.S.Ed.  in Spanish. 

For students who are already involved in another degree program, it may be an advantage to consider a minor in Spanish.

Of course, our courses are also open to all students who meet the prerequisites, and we encourage students from other disciplines to learn as much as they can with us, even if they are unable to pursue a degree program at this time.

 Want to use your Spanish in the community?  A great way is to help out with organizations like Vecinos.  Click here to learn how.




MFL STUDY ABROAD - Summer, 2015

The month of June will bring a spectacular trip with Mr. Garrett Fisher in Cartago, Costa Rica.  Students will have the opportunity to earn 6 hours of course credit with SPAN 240 and participate in workshops on the local food, plants and animals of Costa Rica.  Students will stay with local families to facilitate complete immersion for four weeks and experience the "pura vida" with tours of museums, churches, markets, a coffee plantation, and ruins in Cartago and San José in coordination with the technological Institute of Costa Rica.  The estimated cost of the entire trip is $4,582.  Contact Mr. Garrett Fisher for more information at  Click here for the Costa Rica flyer.

The WCU en Valencia program will take place for the sixth consecutive year in June-July 2015.  Click here for the Valencia, Spain program flyer. 

A study abroad trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina will take place May 10 - June 3, 2015.  Click here for the Buenos Aires program flyer.



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