Just as English speakers must still take English to develop their reading and writing, you must continue to develop your Spanish on an academic level. Mountain View College offers courses (SPAN 2313 and 2315) specifically for native speakers of Spanish or students with a higher level of proficiency. Research shows that when you enhance your reading and writing in Spanish it will also improve those skills in English and any other language you decide to study.
You will be exposed to an academic Spanish that will enable you to read, write, and speak to native speakers from all over Latin America and Europe. You will focus on building your vocabulary to talk about various topics and learn how to write in Spanish using proper grammar. In addition to learning vocabulary and grammatical functions of the language, you will also be exposed to the various cultures of Spanish-speaking countries.
We offer conversational Spanish, beginning and intermediate Spanish, and culture and literature classes. Speak to one of the Spanish professors to find out which course is best for you.
Yes. Every summer MVC travels to either Spain or Latin America. The dates, length of trip, and location can differ. Contact a Spanish professor to find out which study-abroad program will be offered.
Mountain View College has developed two programs of Spanish. One program is for students who are native speakers (they grew up speaking Spanish, hear Spanish daily at home, etc.) and students who are learning Spanish as a second or third language. Read more information about the two-track system on the Spanish Webpage.
The Spanish Placement Exam (SPE) was designed by the MVC Spanish Department and is free to take. It is used to determine which Spanish track you should pursue – the native-speaker track or the non native-speaker track. Read more information about the SPE on the Spanish Webpage.