UALR offers new certificate in professional Spanish

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is offering a new interdisciplinary certificate in professional Spanish this fall that will help students develop a strong working foundation in the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures.

The certificate is designed for students in academic programs that do not have enough flexible hours to complete a second major or minor in Spanish. However, students who are majoring or minoring in Spanish are eligible to complete the certificate.

Upon completing the certificate, students will be able to converse and communicate at a basic level in Spanish and will have the practical skills, knowledge, and resources to use Spanish effectively and ethically in the workplace.

In order to finish the certificate, students must complete Intermediate Spanish 1 and II, Translation Studies, an interdisciplinary area studies course at the 3000 or 4000 level, along with a choice between Conversation and Presentation for Spanish or Writing for Spanish.

The 15-hour certificate in the Department of World Languages can be taken completely online. Students who can demonstrate a proficiency in Spanish can enter the certificate program without taking Intermediate Spanish 1 and II.

For more information, contact Dr. Erin Finzer, chair of the Department of World Languages, at 569-3272 or

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