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Spanish

  • Available as a major and minor

    Ven a Olivet para aprender más sobre la lengua española.

  • The Spanish program is as a good companion to other majors for students who are looking to work and serve in our changing world. Our program focuses on the acquisition of language and appreciation of different cultures. We have faculty members who are international speakers of Spanish.

    Interpretation and Translation, a course taught within this major, is a course not often found in other baccalaureate programs. In this practical course, students can gain rudimentary experience in how to translate and interpret.

    Putting knowledge to work

    Students gain experience in interpretation/translation and complete a practicum experience in local churches, schools or courtrooms. Students have opportunities to use their Spanish to help Hispanic populations in our community.

    In addition to the practice they will receive on campus, students of this major are required to study abroad. There, students will study language while experiencing the history and culture of the country. Students will have the opportunity to live with native speakers, fully immersing themselves in the language. They can also participate in mission and service projects while abroad.

    Advanced Spanish courses include practice in using the language in various settings and in serving the Hispanic community in our local area as an extension of our faith integration.

    Careers:

    Alumni of this major are:

    • missionaries
    • ESL teachers
    • translators
    • government employees
    • medical professionals
    • social workers
    • businessmen and women
    Spanish is part of the Department of English and Modern Languages within the College of Arts and Sciences.

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  • In an increasingly global society, employment opportunities for those with Spanish speaking abilities continue to grow.