The professors have an unlimited amount of enthusiasm for the language and culture of Spanish-speaking countries, and I feel like I’m a part of an extended family when I’m working and taking classes.
Callie Cummings, Alumni
The Department of Spanish at Blackburn College is committed to providing excellent instruction and learning opportunities to challenge not only majors and minors, but also other interested students, and members of the community. Because we know our students well, we are able to guide them to develop their full potential of language proficiency in Spanish through language skills, cross-cultural experiences, and literary and cultural understandings.
We are dedicated to our students success and well being continually encourage students to think critically and immerse themselves in the Spanish-speaking community. The proficiency our students attain at Blackburn and abroad along with their cultural understanding helps students become well-rounded, culturally aware students, equipped with real world skills they will utilize for a lifetime.
Are you proficient in or interested in developing the following communication skills?
Our objectives are quite clear
- Communication between cultures
- Skills in speaking, listening to, writing, and reading Spanish
- Advanced Spanish proficiency for professional and social settings
- Ability to work around cultural differences
- Understanding of literary and artistic expressions of Spanish-speaking people and traditions
- Awareness of alternate cultures and value systems
- Respect for personal and cultural differences
- Listening carefully and actively
Blackburn College's Spanish curriculum focuses on helping all Spanish students to develop and fine-tune each of these skills.
The study of Spanish can also aid in job performance and add appeal to a résumé. Here are some specialized studies offered by the Spanish department:
Students will develop skills and knowledge that will enhance their effectiveness with Spanish-speaking patients or clients. Terminology and information specific to the health care field is part of the curriculum.
Students will expand their Spanish vocabulary with language commonly used in the field of law enforcement.
Students will develop increased knowledge of culture, civilization and sociology as pertains to the Spanish language and various Spanish-speaking cultures.
Students who train to be Spanish teachers are in high demand all over the United States. Graduates certified to teach Spanish are extremely likely to find jobs in education.
Students practice oral and written communication with specialized vocabulary associated with the business world.
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