The curriculum in Spanish is designed to help students acquire basic communication skills in the Spanish language and develop an understanding of the diverse cultures of both Spain and Latin America. Students with no background in the language begin in the introductory courses, while those with sufficient prior training may start in one of the more advanced classes. Students who complete the intermediate level Spanish courses will have a thorough exposure to the fundamentals of the language as well as some acquaintance with Spanish and Latin American culture. Lakeland’s Spanish program also offers students an opportunity to combine a language minor with another area of study where knowledge of a foreign language is an asset or to use their coursework as an integral part of a liberal arts education.
Students are advised to speak with a member of the Spanish faculty or the Dean of the School of Humanities and Fine Arts for information regarding qualifying for advanced placement.