Certificate in Spanish

  •  A studnet listens to her professor in a Spanish class.

    The certificate in Spanish gives you an internationally recognized credential in a foreign language with fewer classes than a minor. Many of our students are able to test out of one or more of the required classes depending on their previous experience with the language.

    Certificate seekers are required to take an oral proficiency exam at the end of their studies. Though no minimal result is required, it does provide you with an internationally recognized rating.

    The certificate is focused explicitly on speaking and writing. For more in-depth language classes and courses that cover cultural, historical, and literature references outside of the two Spanish majors, see the minor in Spanish.

    Required Courses:

    • SPAN 101 
    • SPAN 102
    • SPAN 201
    • SPAN 220 and SPAN 230 (or approved elective)
    • Oral Proficiency Interview by computer (OPIc)—offered fall and spring semester on the IUP campus

    For questions about the certificate, please contact Heide Witthöft at heide@iup.edu.

    Study abroad opportunities are also available.

    Download the Certificate in Foreign Languages Application

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