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Spanish Language Skills: Advanced Level

Award Type: Certificate of Accomplishment

The demand for on-the-job Spanish language skills has increased in the past few years. In California alone, Spanish is in high demand for careers in education, social work, law enforcement, the medical/dental/nursing professions, viticulture, agricultural sciences, global studies, business and many other careers where contact with the public is a must. Functional knowledge of Spanish at the advanced level would allow users to successfully handle most communicative tasks, including unfamiliar situations, as well as routine and social interactions. Advanced Spanish speakers can purchase and describe familiar equipment, negotiate an agreement or terms of employment, establish professional contacts, deal with official procedures, and/or give advice or give suggestions concerning health and safety. Advanced Spanish linguistic skills is an appropriate target for those whose work involves extensive contact with Spanish speaking colleagues and/or customers, and in activities such as handling customer inquiries or participating more fully in business meetings and discussions typical of technical or research personnel and senior administrators.

The graduate of the Certificate of Accomplishment in Spanish Language Skills: Advanced Level will:

  • Reflect a set of language proficiency skills -- reading, writing, and speaking -- at the advanced level.
  • Use and understand up to 2,000 words in sentence structures requiring different verbal tenses.
  • Develop and maintain functional linguistic skills in Spanish that are appropriate for this level.

Program Requirements

A total of 9-11 units is required for the certificate.

Course Number Course Title Units
SPAN 105 Advanced Composition and Grammar 5.0
SPAN 112 Advanced Spanish Conversation 3.0
SPAN 189 Independent Projects in Spanish 1.0 - 3.0 units