Spanish

 

Why study Spanish?

Spanish is spoken by more than 400 million people in Spain and 20 countries in South, Central and North America. Canada has entered into free trade agreements with many of these countries (NAFTA) and Spanish is one of the most important languages in the economy, politics and culture of our hemisphere. Spanish is the second language of the United States and is becoming popular in established economic powers such as China and emerging ones like Brazil and India. It is one of the fastest-growing, most exciting and easy-to-learn languages.

Spanish will broaden a student’s horizons and provide the opportunity to live, study, travel or work in amazing places all over the world. Learning Spanish will open up your circle of friends and allow for social and cultural interaction with the growing number of Spanish-speaking students at Memorial University.

Possible career choices for students pursuing Spanish include but are not limited to translation, interpretation, federal government, commerce, international affairs, teaching, art, architecture, music, tourism and hospitality (international hotel/resorts management, human resource management and event planning), and the oil and gas industry because of the international presence within these companies.

Study away in second year

To look for more information about studying Spanish abroad visit:
www.mun.ca/hss/services/study_abroad.php.

Courses available in first year

 

Spanish 1000
Elementary Spanish I
is an introductory course, covering grammar, reading and oral Spanish.
Lectures: Three hours per week
Laboratory: One compulsory multimedia language laboratory or conversation class period per week.
Prerequisite: None
Note: All sections of this course follow LS guidelines for the Bachelor of Arts available at www.mun.ca/arts/ls.

Spanish 1001
Elementary Spanish II is a continuation of Elementary Spanish I. This course increases competencies as well as cultural knowledge.
Lectures: Three hours per week
Laboratory: One compulsory multimedia language laboratory or conversation class period per week.
Prerequisite: Spanish 1000 (or equivalent) or special authorization
Note: All sections of this course follow LS guidelines for the Bachelor of Arts  available at www.mun.ca/arts/ls.

Notes:

  1. Free tutorial sessions are available and are conducted by native Spanish-speaking or advanced student monitors.
  2. Spanish 1000 and 1001 are interactive courses that cover communication and culture.
  3. The DLC (Digital Learning Center) is an asset for reinforcing competencies.
  4. Small classes taught by tenure professors. .

Sample program for first year

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Spanish will normally take the following courses in their first year:

Sample program

Fall SemesterWinter Semester
English 1090critical reading & writing course
Spanish 1000Spanish 1001
minor program courseminor program course
quantitative reasoning (QR) coursequantitative reasoning (QR) course
electiveelective

 

 


For assistance with course selection, students should contact:
Academic Advising Centre, advice@mun.ca

 

Contact information

For additional information please contact:
Dr. Myriam Osorio
Science Building, Room 4045
709 864 4502
mosorio@mun.ca

Dr. Messod Salama
Science Building SN 3048,
709 864 8598
messod@mun.ca

languages@mun.ca
www.mun.ca/frenchandspanish/abroad/spanish.php

Contact

Guide to First Year

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552

becomestudent@mun.ca