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Spanish

The purpose of the Spanish Program is to enable  our students to achieve competence in all language skills: reading, speaking, writing and listening by developing an understanding of the Spanish language and culture. We strongly encourage our students to attend Study abroad programs that provide our students with valuable hands-on Spanish speaking and culture experience that will make them competitive in the job market.

We offer three different programs:

  • SPANISH MAJOR
  • SPANISH EDUCATION P-12
  • SPANISH MINOR
Spanish Major

The purpose of the Spanish Major Program is to enable students to achieve competence in all language skills: reading, speaking, writing and listening by developing an understanding of the Spanish language and culture. A major in Spanish will offer students enrichment on the diverse realm of Spain and Spanish American Literature, culture, and linguistics.

The Spanish Major is an appropriate choice for students who intend to enter graduate studies in Spanish or related fields (higher education, administration, institutional research and development, law, philosophy, theology, etc). The major is also appropriate for students who intend to pursue non-teaching careers requiring highly develop Spanish skills in interpretation, translation, and communication (health positions, editing, management, sales, etc…). Study abroad programs are also available to provide students valuable hands-on Spanish speaking and culture experience that will make them competitive in the job market.

The Spanish program here at Campbellsville University has opened many doors for me since graduating from CU in the fall of 2008. It has opened doors which have given me amazing adventures in South America,opportunities to speak in Hispanic churches, as well as erased communication barriers in restaurants and department stores for Spanish speakers that are unable to effectively communicate in the English language.I am currently an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher.Through studying Spanish, I have been given a perspective of common difficulties in language learning that international students could possibly face. It has aided my understanding of how to more effectively teach English to nonnative speakers. I highly recommend studying the Spanish major here at Campbellsville University because it will broaden your horizons beyond anything that you could ever imagine. – Travis Kennon, Spanish Major

Spanish Minor

“I have worked on a Spanish minor, knowing it could be useful going into the education field. This is especially helpful in my hometown, which is where I hope to teach one day. As I have been student teaching, my Spanish minor has come in handy. I am going to be working with a kindergarten student that is fluent in Spanish, and knows very little English. This has been a great opportunity to put my minor in action. This will impact my ability to communicate with a student that would be struggling in the classroom.” Amber Jinnett, Spanish Minor – December 2010

Spanish Minor

“I have worked on a Spanish minor, knowing it could be useful going into the education field. This is especially helpful in my hometown, which is where I hope to teach one day. As I have been student teaching, my Spanish minor has come in handy. I am going to be working with a kindergarten student that is fluent in Spanish, and knows very little English. This has been a great opportunity to put my minor in action. This will impact my ability to communicate with a student that would be struggling in the classroom.” Amber Jinnett, Spanish Minor – December 2010

Spanish Education P-12

Mission

The purpose of the Spanish Education P-12 is to enable students to teach Spanish P-12 and to achieve competence in the different levels of proficiency in all language skills: reading, speaking, writing and listening by developing an understanding of the Spanish language and culture.  Spanish Education major will reach a different levels of Spanish based on the national guidelines (5Cs) from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

Objectives:

  • The program will provide standards of academic excellence.
  • The major in Spanish Education P-12 provides knowledge and understanding of other cultures, including their art, film, literature, history, music, etc.
  • The major is designed to help students develop an understanding of current theories of foreign language learning through the implications of key research for teaching in all P-12 levels.
  • Make comparison to other languages and develop insights into the nature of language and culture
  • Participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world