Courses within the Modern Languages Division are designed to assist students toward a better understanding of the languages and interrelationships of people, institutions, and the complex world of cultures in which we live.
An Associate in Arts (AA) degree in Spanish prepares students for transfer to a university with a major in Spanish or a closely related major of which Spanish is an integral part. Spanish majors should consult the transfer guides and bachelor’s degree requirements of the university they plan to attend to determine the inclusion of 100 and 200 level courses as part of the major.
An English-Language Proficiency Certificate for Non-Native English Speakers is also available to help students enhance their academic English skills in reading, listening, speaking, and writing. This certificate program will also prepare students to take the TOEFL iBT test.
Additionally, Arizona Western College also offers courses in the subjects of: Arabic (ARB), American Sign Language (ASL), English as a Second Language (ESL), French (FRE), German (GER), Structure English Immersion (SEI), and Second Language Teaching (SLT).
Graduates of the Spanish program will successfully complete the following learning outcomes:
- Engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions
- Interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics
- State information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics
- Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the culture studied
- Express an understanding of the relationship between the products and perspectives of the culture studied
- Integrate learned knowledge of other disciplines through the foreign language
- Collect information and identify the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through the foreign language and its cultures
- Compare the nature of the Spanish language with English
- Demonstrate understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own
- Use the language both within and beyond the school setting
- Illustrate evidence of becoming life-long learners by using the language for personal enjoyment and enrichment.