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Welcome to the Spanish Language Program at Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria Campus. Courses

We offer a variety of courses and delivery methods (face-to-face and online through ELI) to match students’ needs, interests and schedules.

Those who need to study Spanish in order to fulfill the World Languages requirement for the A.A. degree at NOVA (or to transfer courses to another college with a similar language requirement) should choose from the four-semester Spanish sequence SPA101-102 (Beginning Spanish I and II) and SPA 201-202 (Intermediate Spanish I and II).

These courses, while emphasizing spoken communication, also include the study of grammar, reading, and writing. These courses may also be available with an honors option for students who meet the requirements of the Honors Program.

Students may choose from online and face-to-face classes for SPA 101-202. (Wondering which delivery method suits you best? Visit http://blogs.nvcc.edu/espanol/2014/09/19/is-online-learning-for-me/ for more information.)

Students who want to learn how to speak Spanish for travel, for use at work and in the community or for personal enjoyment and enrichment, should consider taking SPA 103 and 104 (Basic Spoken Spanish I and II).

Advanced students may take Introduction to Spanish Civilization and Literature (SPA 233) or courses in Latin American Civilization and Literature (SPA 271-272).

Spanish for Specific Purposes
NOVA also offers courses for students who need to use Spanish for professional purposes, such as those working in the fields of health and/or law enforcement. Students may take SPA163-164 (Spanish for Health Professionals) and SPA 150 (Spanish for Law Enforcement). See the Schedule of Classes for current offerings.

Spanish for Heritage Speakers
In response to the growing number of students who have grown up in a Spanish-speaking environment but need to enhance their speaking skills, augment their vocabulary, and develop their reading and writing skills, NOVA offers SPA 205-206 (Spanish for Heritage Speakers).

The Spanish American Latin Student Association (S.A.L.S.A.) celebrates and promotes the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. S.A.L.S.A. meets weekly and plans a variety of events held throughout the year. All students, faculty and staff are welcome invited to participate. Leadership opportunities are also available. Contact Faculty Co-Advisors Prof. Martha Davis (mdavis@nvcc.edu) or Prof. Amanda Trostle (atrostle@nvcc.edu) for more information.

Spanish Department Blog
For the latest news from the Spanish Department, please visit our blog: http://blogs.nvcc.edu/espanol/.