Spanish major and minor

The Spanish major and minor are designed to develop basic skills in speaking, understanding, reading and writing Spanish. Classes are conducted primarily in Spanish, beginning with the first course. Your language level will be assessed through a placement test with placement recommended accordingly.

Malika Thompason

Our students

At Bluffton, Spanish majors are required to travel to a Spanish-speaking country for their cross-cultural experience, an immersive program that looks to educate students about cultural diversity while expanding their worldviews. 

"I’ve just been learning so much about life,” said Malika. “I’m learning about the things I do and don’t want to do, and I’ve been learning through my mistakes.” >>> Malika's story


An integral part of the Spanish major is a semester-long study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country. You've heard it before, but it's really true: studying abroad expands your personal horizons and stretches your abilities. In today's global marketplace, study abroad makes you more attractive to employers who are looking for professionals with an international outlook and proven ability to adapt to other cultures. You will also be introduced to the idea of Heritage Language Learners you may have in your classrooms and will be taught the value of teaching language with a communicative purpose in mind.

TESOL major or minor (Teaching English as a Second or Other Language) is available.

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Course plans provide guidelines leading to a major in Spanish or TESOL in four years.

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