(CI students at La Alhambra in Granada, Spain, 2014)

Program Learning Outcomes

The Spanish program aims for its graduates to accomplish the following:

1)  Achieve intermediate-high to advanced language proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing (proficiency levels are defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

2)  Demonstrate a reasonable understanding of the ways of thinking (ideas, beliefs, attitudes, values, philosophies), behavioral practices (patterns of social interactions), and the cultural products (for example, art, history, literature) of the Spanish-speaking world.

3) Demonstrate a basic understanding of various linguistic features of the Spanish language (for example, general dialectal differences and the influence of English on U.S. Spanish).