Spanish Language Studies
Did you know the United States has more Spanish speakers than Spain? There are 52 million Spanish speakers in the US, and only Mexico has more Spanish speakers. Spanish is the second most-spoken language in the US, and the Hispanic population is expected to double by 2050.
Study Spanish at WSU!
- Being bilingual improves cognitive functions like being able to ignore distractions and hold information in memory.
- Employers are seeking applicants who can speak Spanish in nearly every profession (medical, government, legal, journalism, finance, education, sales, etc.).
- More than 300 million people speak Spanish worldwide, making it one of the largest markets for businesses and one of the most useful languages in the world for travel.
- Spanish is the official language in 21 countries and an official language in the European Union, UNESCO, GATT and many other international organizations.
Our Programs Fit Your Plans
- Elementary Education
- And many others!
Our Courses Get You Talking
Our Elementary and Intermediate level courses emphasize speaking from the first day of class. The goal is to build fluency and accuracy while you learn about current events, cultural nuances, and historical context.
We offer a range of upper-division courses in Peninsular and Latin American Literatures, Cultures, and Spanish Linguistics.
Our faculty come from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds that will enhance your educational experience. Develop language proficiency while expanding your knowledge of Hispanic cultures and literatures!