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Spanish

In Demand

580 million people worldwide speak Spanish and it is the official language in 21 countries. Spanish is the second-largest native language in the world, the second language used for international communication, and the third most used language on the Internet. Having a Spanish credential will make you more attractive to employers in many fields across the U.S. and around the globe.

60+ Million

people who speak Spanish in the U.S.

Immersion

many Spanish majors and minors study abroad

Double Majors

most Spanish majors obtain a second major in another discipline

High-Quality Education

  • Proficiency-based Language Learning
  • Flexibility
  • Small Classes and Personal Attention
  • Our students are able to interact appropriately and effectively with native speakers of Spanish in real-life situations whether in the U.S. or abroad, after learning at proficiency levels defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and the Common European Framework of Reference.

    Students can chose from a variety of Spanish classes: conversation, composition, culture (Latin America and Spain), literature, film and professional Spanish (business, health care, sustainability). Students also can obtain a teaching licensure in Spanish in conjunction with the School of Education and Health Sciences.

    Students engage with one another in an active learning environment while being mentored closely by Spanish faculty.

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    Featured Programs and Initiatives

    Study Abroad with Spanish Faculty

    Language faculty provide students with the opportunity to attend a month-long study abroad program during the summer and take two Spanish courses, earning six credits. Students are immersed in the culture, live with host families, enjoy excursions to area sites and further develop their language skills.

    Exchange Programs

    We have strong partnerships with other universities and organizations to better serve our students, faculty and staff. Our partnerships benefit our community through education abroad programs, exchange programs, research efforts and more.

    Sigma Delta Pi

    Sigma Delta Pi is the only honor society devoted exclusively to students of Spanish in four-year colleges and universities.

    Career Opportunities

    Proficiency in a foreign language is a valuable skill in today's global community. Demands for a second language are growing in the workforce.

    CONTACT

    Department of Global Languages and Cultures

    Humanities, Room 352
    300 College Park
    Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1539
    937-229-2449
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    12

    average class size of upper-level Spanish courses