Certificate in Spanish
One of the most widely spoken languages in the world, Spanish is spoken by 30 million people in the United States alone. You'll be one of them, too, by enrolling in Webster's Spanish program. Small, intimate classes help you immerse yourself in the language and its cultures -- which you'll learn from native-speaking professors from Spain and Latin America.
Webster's expert Spanish professors challenge you to master the language and its literature while helping you make connections that will boost your postgraduate career. No matter what your future goals, a degree and mastery of another language gives you an advantage over your competitors.
Professors are friendly, accessible, and flexible, making sure each student is in position to succeed. The department also employs post-graduate teaching assistants -- younger native speakers who give you the latest insights into Spanish-speaking cultures.
A popular feature of the program is the intensive overnight weekends offered each semester, when students and faculty gather for a weekend of conversation, making dinner, and other activities -- with participants allowed to speak Spanish only. You'll boost your conversational skills and your confidence -- while having fun and making friends, too.
Meanwhile, study abroad opportunities abound -- including an eight-week summer study trip to Mendoza, Argentina, to live with a local family, study, and explore the local culture.
About the Department
Webster's Department of International Languages and Cultures encourages creativity and critical thinking while preparing students to be competitive in today's global marketplace. Personalized instruction from faculty trained in different international languages, cultures, and literatures increases students' awareness of their own values as well as those of others.
For students who pursue degrees in foreign languages and literatures, communication in the target language is the primary goal, but coursework also reflects the importance of culture and literature.
The Department of International Languages and Cultures offers a full range of courses in English as a Second Language, French, German, and Spanish. Other language offerings include Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Polish, Russian, and Thai.