Spanish Language Certificates

Alamance Community College offers three Spanish Language Certificates: Spanish Language Basic Certificate, Spanish Language Advanced Certificate, and Spanish Interpreter Certificate.

Spanish Language Basic Certificate

This 14-credit hour certificate will provide students with a structured foundation of Spanish language skills to handle successfully a limited number of basic communicative tasks in straightforward social situations. All of the courses in this program are part of the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement and can be used to help satisfy graduation requirements for A.A. and A.S. degree programs. All prerequisites must be met and the student must have at least a 2.0 overall grade point average in order to receive this certificate.

Click on CERTIFICATES under the Curriculum Plans drop-down menu above to see required courses.

 

Spanish Language Advanced Certificate

This 18-credit hour certificate will provide students with the conversational skills, written  skills,  and  the  cultural  background  knowledge  needed  to  effectively  communicate in Spanish in the workplace, community agencies, etc. All of the courses in this program are part of the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement and can be used to help satisfy graduation requirements for A.A. and A.S. degree programs. All prerequisites must be met and the student must have at least a 2.0 overall grade point average in order to receive this certificate.

Click on CERTIFICATES under the Curriculum Plans drop-down menu above to see required courses.

 

Spanish Interpreter Certificate 

This certificate program prepares students to work as paraprofessional Spanish interpreters, facilitating oral communication between people in various community settings such as hospitals, schools and service agencies. This certificate is offered by Workforce Development / Continuing Education through a combination of curriculum and non-curriculum courses.

TRACK 1*: students who are native Spanish speakers

Prerequisite for native Spanish speakers, the curriculum courses EFL 074 and EFL 094 may be required based on placement test scores. Call 336-506-4200 for more information.

TRACK 2*: students who are native English speakers

Prerequisite for native English speakers is showing proficiency at the Intermediate Spanish II level as determined by testing or successful completion of the curriculum course SPA 212.

See Spanish Interpreter Certificate requirements below:

Required courses

Track 1*

Track 2*

  • Writing and Inquiry (curriculum course ENG 111)
  • Oral Communication (curriculum course ENG 115)
  • Professional Research/Reporting (curriculum course ENG 114)
  • Spanish Reading & Composition (curriculum course SPA 231)
  • Spanish Conversation (curriculum course SPA 221)

* For BOTH TRACKS

  • Intro to Spanish Translation & Spanish Grammar Review (non-curriculum course)
  •  Intro to Spanish Interpretation & Analytical Skills (non-curriculum course)

printSpanish Language Basic Certificate

This 14-credit hour certificate will provide students with a structured foundation of Spanish skills to handle successfully a limited number of basic communicative tasks in straightforward social situations.

All of the courses in this program are part of the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement and can be used to help satisfy graduation requirements for A.A. and A.S. degree programs. All prerequisites must be met and the student must have at least a 2.0 overall grade point average in order to receive this certificate.

Course
Number
Course
TITLE
contact
hours
Credit
hours
SPA-111 Elementary Spanish I 3 3
SPA-111   Elementary Spanish I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Coreq is SPA 181 lab

This course introduces the fundamental elements of the Spanish language within a cultural context. Emphasis is placed on the development of basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with grammatical accuracy to spoken and written Spanish and demonstrate cultural awareness.

Register for this class
SPA-112 Elementary Spanish II 3 3
SPA-112   Elementary Spanish II PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • SPA 111

This course is a continuation of SPA 111 focusing on the fundamental elements of the Spanish language within a cultural context. Emphasis is placed on the progressive development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with increasing proficiency to spoken and written Spanish and demonstrate further cultural awareness.

Register for this class
SPA-141 Culture and Civilization 3 3
SPA-141   Culture and Civilization PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • SPA-111

This course provides an opportunity to explore issues related to the Hispanic world. Topics include historical and current events, geography, and customs. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and discuss selected topics and cultural differences related to the Hispanic world.

Register for this class
SPA-181 Spanish Lab 1 2 1
SPA-181   Spanish Lab 1 PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides an opportunity to enhance acquisition of the fundamental elements of the Spanish language. Emphasis is placed on the progressive development of basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through the use of various supplementary learning media and materials. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with grammatical accuracy to spoken and written Spanish and demonstrate cultural awareness.

Register for this class
SPA-182 Spanish Lab 2 2 1
SPA-182   Spanish Lab 2 PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides an opportunity to enhance acquisition of the fundamental elements of the Spanish language. Emphasis is placed on the progressive development of basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through the use of various supplementary learning media and materials. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with increasing proficiency to spoken and written Spanish and demonstrate cultural awareness.

Register for this class
SPA-211 Intermediate Spanish I 3 3
SPA-211   Intermediate Spanish I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • SPA-112

This course provides a review and expansion of the essential skills of the Spanish language. Emphasis is placed on the study of authentic and representative literary and cultural texts. Upon completion, students should be able to communicate effectively, accurately, and creatively about the past, present, and future.

Register for this class
Semester Total 16 14

printSpanish Language Advanced Certificate

This 18-credit hour certificate will provide students with the conversational skills, written skills, and the cultural background knowledge needed to effectively communicate in Spanish in the workplace, community agencies, etc.

All of the courses in this program are part of the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement and can be used to help satisfy graduation requirements for A.A. and A.S. degree programs. All prerequisites must be met and the student must have at least a 2.0 overall grade point average in order to receive this certificate.

Course
Number
Course
TITLE
contact
hours
Credit
hours
SPA-111 Elementary Spanish I 3 3
SPA-111   Elementary Spanish I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Coreq is SPA 181 lab

This course introduces the fundamental elements of the Spanish language within a cultural context. Emphasis is placed on the development of basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with grammatical accuracy to spoken and written Spanish and demonstrate cultural awareness.

Register for this class
SPA-112 Elementary Spanish II 3 3
SPA-112   Elementary Spanish II PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • SPA 111

This course is a continuation of SPA 111 focusing on the fundamental elements of the Spanish language within a cultural context. Emphasis is placed on the progressive development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with increasing proficiency to spoken and written Spanish and demonstrate further cultural awareness.

Register for this class
SPA-211 Intermediate Spanish I 3 3
SPA-211   Intermediate Spanish I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • SPA-112

This course provides a review and expansion of the essential skills of the Spanish language. Emphasis is placed on the study of authentic and representative literary and cultural texts. Upon completion, students should be able to communicate effectively, accurately, and creatively about the past, present, and future.

Register for this class
SPA-212 Intermediate Spanish II 3 3
SPA-212   Intermediate Spanish II PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • SPA-211

This course provides a continuation of SPA 211. Emphasis is placed on the continuing study of authentic and representative literary and cultural texts. Upon completion, students should be able to communicate spontaneously and accurately with increasing complexity and sophistication.

Register for this class
SPA-221 Spanish Conversation 3 3
SPA-221   Spanish Conversation PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • SPA-212

This course provides an opportunity for intensive communication in spoken Spanish. Emphasis is placed on vocabulary acquisition and interactive communication through the discussion of media materials and authentic texts. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss selected topics, express ideas and opinions clearly, and engage in formal and informal conversations.

Register for this class
SPA-231 Reading and Composition 3 3
SPA-231   Reading and Composition PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • SPA 212

This course provides an opportunity for intensive reading and composition in Spanish. Emphasis is placed on the use of literary and cultural materials to enhance and expand reading and writing skills. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate in writing an in-depth understanding of assigned readings.

Register for this class
Semester Total 18 18

Elementary Spanish I

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2018SU SPA-111-01W CLASS
Yao, Kouassi
M,W,F at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

MAIN 00264

2018SU SPA-111-02E CLASS
Yao, Adrienne
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2018SU SPA-111-03E CLASS
Yao, Adrienne
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

Elementary Spanish II

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2018SP SPA-112-61HY CLASS
Yao, Kouassi
M,T,W at 2:25 PM - 3:15 PM

Online
BCA1 BCA1

DSED ONLNE

2018SU SPA-112-01W CLASS
Yao, Kouassi
T,TH at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

B B300

Spanish Lab 1

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2018SU SPA-181-01E LAB
Yao, Adrienne
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

Spanish Lab 2

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2018SP SPA-182-61HY LAB
Yao, Kouassi
TH,F at 2:25 PM - 3:15 PM

Online
BCA1 BCA1

DSED ONLNE

Intermediate Spanish I

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2018SU SPA-211-01W CLASS
Yao, Kouassi
T,TH at 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

MAIN 00264

Spanish Faculty

Name Email Phone
Bilbao, Rosa Email Rosa Bilbao 336-506-4240
Holmes, Cristy Email Cristy Holmes 336-506-4296
Vega, Clara Email Clara Vega 336-506-4230
Yao, Kouassi Email Kouassi Yao 336-506-4330
Miller, Leigh Email Leigh Miller email only
Yao, Adrienne Email Adrienne Yao email only