Students complete one 3 SH course in a foreign language to fulfill the core requirement. This may be satisfied by enrolling in a course on campus or elsewhere, in a semester-long cross-cultural , or in select 6SH summer cross-cultural programs. A foreign language course may also serve as a cross-cultural designate. Testing is available though EMU Career Services for students who wish to receive credit for languages in which they are fluent.

Spanish is offered every semester, and placement in the appropriate course is based on years or semesters of experience in the language and average grade received in the course(s). Please use the chart below to determine the right course for you.

Placement Table

Students must choose the level of Spanish your advisors have recommended based on this chart. If a student finds a course too easy or needs a challenge, the student may ask to be placed in a more advanced course. Students who have taken AP Spanish may not take 100 or 200 level classes. Please consult of the Spanish faculty (extension 4365) if you have any questions or concerns about placement.

Course Key:

  • SPAN 110 Elementary Spanish I
  • SPAN 120 Elementary Spanish II
  • *SPAN 130 Accelerated Spanish (Spanish Language in Review)
  • SPAN 210 Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPAN 220 Intermediate Spanish II
  • SPAN 310 Advanced Conversation and Readings

SPAN 110 Elementary Spanish I is reserved for students with no or limited experience in studying Spanish.

SPAN 130 Accelerated Spanish (Spanish Language in Review): This course is designed for high-beginning college students. Students review concepts already learned in one or two years of language study in high school. The aim of the course is to have students reach the intermediate level of proficiency in Spanish at the end of the semester. The course covers the same material taught in SPAN 110 and SPAN 120.

Grading Table

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Spanish Resources

Online Dictionaries; Listening Comprehension Practice; Speaking; Vocabulary; Grammar; News, Culture, and Travel; Spanish for Healthcare Professionals; Poetry and Literature; Spiritual; Humor; General

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