Undergraduate Certificate in Spanish
Develop the language and interpersonal skills to navigate the Spanish-speaking world with the Undergraduate Certificate in Spanish in Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts. This certificate program lays the groundwork for fluency with highly interactive classes that cover oral expression and reading comprehension, as well as writing using Spanish grammar and orthography.
With more than 500 million Spanish speakers in the modern world, students who earn the Certificate in Spanish have a competitive advantage in the global job market. Build communication and problem-solving skills—and gain invaluable cultural capital—by immersing yourself in the historical, linguistic and literary aspects of Spanish-speaking communities.
The 20-credit program prepares graduates for careers in the public and private sectors, working in an array of professional areas that include education and international relations. Others pursue graduate studies in law school, medical school and other professional degree programs.
Classes & Curriculum
Students have four years to satisfy the requirements of the Certificate in Spanish, which is awarded at the completion of your bachelor’s program. It cannot be awarded as a stand-alone program of study or after completion of your bachelor’s degree.
The 20-credit program curriculum comprises five core courses, which include the following.
- Basic I and II
- Conversational Review
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Speaking more than one language can set you apart in today’s global job market. It can increase your marketability and opportunities for career advancement and promotion. Bilingual professionals can communicate with a larger population and help increase an employer’s competitive edge. According to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, acquisition of a second language may help improve standardized test scores, and it may improve memory and problem-solving skills.
Additionally, studying a language and its culture can help you develop empathy and global thinking. It can broaden your perspective and help you cultivate a greater understanding of people and, in turn, the world. The critical skills gained from learning a foreign language are directly applicable to today’s rapidly diversifying world and can be used across all fields and disciplines.
Graduates of the Spanish Undergraduate Certificate program are prepared for careers in the following areas.
- Government agencies
- Social work
- Tourism and hospitality