The generalist in Spanish offers students broad training in Spanish language, literature and culture, as well as the opportunity to take specified electives in Latin American history, world literature, applied linguistics and intercultural studies.
The professional Spanish concentration is intended for students desiring to obtain high-level Spanish language skills in particular professional domains that will prepare them concretely for workplace bilingualism, and who desire theoretical and vocational training in translation and interpretation.
The secondary instruction concentration is designed for students whose goal is to teach Spanish at the high school level. A concentration in secondary instruction offers Spanish coursework that, in conjunction with a teacher preparation program, leads to a preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential in Spanish.
Spanish is one of the world’s most widely spoken languages — second only to Mandarin — and is becoming increasingly prevalent in the United States. Through Biola’s Spanish major, you’ll develop Spanish writing and speaking skills and grow in appreciation for Hispanic cultures, preparing you for successful careers and service in Spanish-speaking contexts.
In addition to its strong curriculum, expert faculty members and biblical integration, Biola’s Spanish program offers several key advantages:
As a Spanish major, you are invited to immerse yourself into the traditions and experiences of Latin culture. Much more than simply learning words, you will converse with peers and fluent Spanish speakers in relevant contextual dialogues and be fully prepared to interact and exist in the communities you learn about. Understanding the nature of the language and a proficiency in conversational and formal usage is the goal for each student. Course learning highlights include:
Many career possibilities in fields like education, international affairs, government and ministry await future graduates of Biola's Spanish program.You can expect to impact the world for Jesus Christ in professions such as:
Biola graduates from the Spanish major are doing everything from teaching Spanish at schools around the country, to pursuing business opportunities with Latino corporations, to providing nursing care to Latino immigrants in the Santa Ana School District.
Students will be equipped with the skills to not only speak, read and write Spanish, but will develop a greater understanding of the hispanic culture and how to fulfill the great commission.”