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The Spanish major is a proficiency-based, communicative language program designed to prepare you for life as a bilingual and culturally competent world citizen. In order to maximize your language-learning potential, we encourage you to complement your Spanish studies with a study abroad program of your choice.
As a Spanish major, you will learn to:
Regardless of what your major is at Oregon State, the Spanish minor is a great complement to your chosen field of study. There has never been a better time to be bilingual, and for people living in the United States, Spanish is by far the most useful and advantageous second language to learn.
As a Spanish minor, you will learn to:
This program is designed for students who grew up in a Spanish-speaking environment and who have some Spanish language competency as a result of having heard it in the home and community from parents and/or grandparents, extended family, friends and neighbors.
The SHLL program provides heritage learners with a well-structured curriculum to expand their proficiency in Spanish in three communicative areas: interpersonal, interpretative and presentational.
The instructors who facilitate learning in this program promote and support the identity and development of our Latina/o/x students while preparing them with literacy skills and knowledge for future studies in Spanish and to effectively function in professional bilingual environments.
The objectives of the SHLL program are: