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Spanish Certificate

Learn a language, learn the world.
The Spanish certificate complements any degree from Allegany College of Maryland and entry into career fields like education, health care, human services, and law enforcement. Students with no prior course work will progress to an intermediate level of Spanish language, and advanced entry is possible through the credit-by-exam process.
Professor and Division Chair
Location: Humanities (H) 39

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What will you learn?
  • Fundamentals of Spanish vocabulary and grammar.

  • Intermediate conversational Spanish.

  • Cultural aspects of Spanish and its diverse use globally.

What will you do?
  • Reading of modern Spanish prose (short stories, news reports, magazine articles).

  • Translation of textual sources.

  • Advanced conversational practice.

  • Professional practice toward interaction with consumers and in the workplace.

Program Details

The Spanish certificate is designed for students to complete an intermediate level of Spanish language. Course work is available online, face-to-face, and through a hybrid learning environment.

The certificate is suitable for students who wish to enhance their career opportunities with a credential in Spanish language and/or transfer to a four-year institution. It is suitable for students with no prior Spanish instruction or the student who has completed beginning Spanish in high school. The courses closely parallel the first two years of Spanish courses in a Spanish program and advanced entry is possible with credit-by-exam.

The certificate may be applied to an Associate of Science Degree in General Studies and to the Associate of Arts Degree in Arts and Sciences – Area of Concentration in English. Check with your advisor to ensure specific course transferability. Successful completion of this program qualifies a student to apply for a certificate in Spanish.

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Program Goals & Learning Outcomes
Program Goals
  • Prepare students in knowledge and skills of human expression for the purpose of transfer to institutions of higher education and/or to promote greater opportunity in the workforce.

  • Foster student competency in interpersonal skills and cultural literacy.

  • Introduce and reinforce skills in critical thinking to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate demonstrations of human expression of written/oral/artistic means.

Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate proficiency and correct usage and understanding of Spanish grammatical structures through reading and writing.

  • Demonstrate a general understanding of aspects of Hispanic culture and recognize its diversity.

  • Demonstrate Spanish conversational intermediate ACTFL oral skills.

Meet the Faculty

Our experienced, knowledgeable faculty are excited to share their expertise with you and prepare you to succeed in the diverse, dynamic field of Spanish.

Eva T. Hoover

Humanities 36

B.A., Universidad Albert Einstein
M.A., Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Jenna Gallion
Associate Professor and Division Chair

Humanities 39

B.S., Frostburg State University
M.A., Oklahoma State University

Brenda Mathews
Administrative Associate

Humanities 67

A.A., Allegany College of Maryland

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