Spanish Language

Certificate | Code: 1181

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About the program

The Spanish Language Certificate program is designed to meet the needs of individuals who desire to achieve high proficiency in the Spanish language. This program will offer six credit courses intended to help students learn Spanish progressively. Since Spanish has been a desirable asset to individuals in North America and world-wide, being proficient in Spanish has become a competitive advantage not only in the business world but also to travellers interested in Hispanic culture. This program will prepare students to be proficient in both oral and written Spanish through the six credit courses that incorporate listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. By the end of the program students should be able to actively participate in Spanish conversations and acquire an appropriate understanding of the grammatical and cultural aspects that are essential for proficiency in the Spanish language. This program has a focus on business Spanish as well.

Admission requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older.

Admission procedures

  • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
  • Attach proof of Admission Requirements.
  • Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.

Graduate opportunities

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Program outcomes

  • Communicate (speaking, listening, writing) effectively with confidence.
  • Identify main ideas of daily conversations in Spanish.
  • Demonstrate abilities to have Spanish conversations in various situations.
  • Write clearly, correctly, and appropriately in Spanish.
  • Translate intermediate-level Spanish sentences into English.
  • Acquire Spanish culture and customs through selected readings on Spanish culture and literature.
  • Apply Spanish language skills to business situations.
  • Interpret longer and more advanced Spanish literary works and cultural materials.
  • Apply the language skills acquired through this certification program to traveling or communicating with clients in Spanish-speaking communities or countries.

Program related resources

Program contact

Continuing Education
Upcoming Registrations

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Winter Registration: Opens November 1, 2021
Spring Registration: Opens February 7, 2022