Certificate of Proficiency in Workplace Spanish

Our 15-hour Certificate of Proficiency in Workplace Spanish (CP Spanish) is designed for students to develop a strong working foundation in the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures. Upon completing the Certificate, students will be able to converse and communicate at an intermediate level in Spanish (as defined by the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines 2012) and will have the practical skills, knowledge, and resources to use Spanish effectively and ethically in the twenty-first century workplace.

Students with no previous experience with Spanish must complete the two-semester elementary Spanish sequence (SPAN 1311 and SPAN 1312) before taking SPAN 2311. SPAN 1311, 1312 and 2311 must be taken in sequence one term at a time.

Blocks for the Certificate in Workplace Spanish must be completed in order and with a grade of C or better in order to proceed to the next block. Courses within a block may be taken in any order or concurrently.

Block 1 (3 hours)

  • SPAN 2311: Intermediate Spanish (or equivalent proficiency)

Block 2 (6 hours)

  • SPAN 3313: Conversation and Presentation
  • SPAN 3314: Spanish for Writing

Block 3 (6 hours)

  • SPAN 3315: Translation Studies
  • SPAN 3xxx (3000-level course elective)

For additional information about the curriculum for the Certificate of Proficiency in Workplace Spanish or to set up an advising appointment with a Spanish faculty advisor, please contact the School of Human Inquiry at humaninquiry@ualr.edu or 501-916-3173.