Today, more than ever, Spanish is on demand on the job market as the hispanic population
We believe that along linguistic abilities, successful communication is achieved through the understanding of the foreign culture. The Spanish curriculum does not focus heavily on literature like most traditional Spanish programs at other institutions. Here, we aim at providing students with the practical skills to communicate in the foreign language while teaching significant components of culture to help students gain a better understanding of their interlocutors' background.
Want to be successful in the educational and professional career? Study Spanish at McKendree!
McKendree will sometime offer Chinese and French! So keep an eye open for those courses!
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
Spanish courses are geared towards the practical usage of the language and a better understanding of the Spanish-speaking culture. This curriculum will provide students with the linguistic skills and cultural sensibility to communicate effectively with the Spanish-speaking population. Students are urged to start Spanish in the their first semester at McKendree to complete their degree on time. They must complete at least 30 Spanish credit hours.
A minor in Spanish is also offered as well as a language teaching endorsement to teach middle school.
• A Spanish curriculum that keeps in mind students' practical and professional needs in the language.
• Study Abroad programs in many Spanish-speaking countries (Spain, Argentina, Costa Rica, Chile, ...etc).
• Spanish Club (and a Facebook Page! Look for us and like us on the McKendree Spanish Club page)
• The best national Spanish Placement Test to insure that students are placed in the right Spanish course and is en route to succeed in her/his studies.
• Highly Interactive courses through technology: students are exposed to and interact with Spanish speakers from different countries.
Foreign languages majors are quick to find employment in the following career paths:
• Translation and interpretation
• United Nations
• Volunteer organizations
• International business
Meet the Faculty
Aurélie C. Capron, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish
Carnegie Hall 305