Our language courses comprise Elementary Spanish I and II (UN1101-1102), Intermediate Spanish I and II (UN2101-2102), and Spanish for Heritage Speakers (UN2108).
Although, depending on previous language experience, students may place into the sequence at different stages (see placement instructions), the four courses are conceived as an integrated continuum leading students to the intermediate-high proficiency level.
The small class size (15) affords students ample opportunity for class participation, and allows instructors to pay careful attention to student performance, thus maximizing development in all four language skills—listening, reading, speaking, and writing—while building complementary skills of mediation and interaction. Spanish is the language of instruction from the earliest levels.
For students who are native or heritage speakers of Spanish, our department and Columbia's Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures has designed a course of Spanish for Heritage Speakers that fulfills the Language Requirement for Classes of 2017-2018.
All of the language courses may be taken either through our department, or through Columbia's Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures.