Spanish Language and Culture

Over 400 million people in the world speak Spanish. The value of learning Spanish is that it permits an insight into the rich and varied cultures developed in the Spanish-speaking world and bestows a greater opportunity to communicate directly with Spanish speakers. The aim of the Spanish Language and Culture program of studies is the development of communicative competence in Spanish as well as the development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be effective global citizens, through the exploration of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. It also opens the door to travel and new job opportunities.

Spanish Language and Culture 10-3Y, 20-3Y and 30-3Y are academic courses, with 10-3Y course being for the total beginner. It is recommended that students entering Spanish Language and Culture be in the English 10-1 sequence. The Spanish Language and Culture 30-3Y course can be used for university entrance into most faculties that accept students directly out of high school (with the exception of Engineering). Specifically, Spanish Language and Culture may be used as an “A Group” option in other faculties.

Students enrolled in SLC 30 have the opportunity to write the DELE exam which is a Spanish language competency exam provided in conjunction with Spain's ministry of Education, Culture and Sport.

The three-year sequence – Spanish Language and Culture 10-3Y, 20-3Y, 30-3Y – is appropriate for students with little or no experience in the language.