The Spanish program at Gavilan College is committed to providing an environment
that makes learning Spanish fun, exciting, and yet challenging at the same time. The study of foreign languages not only enables a person to communicate in another language but also opens new doors to different cultures. Many of our students study Spanish to fulfill general education requirements, some study because of the need to communicate at work and many simply study Spanish for the enjoyment of learning another language.
The Spanish program at Gavilan offers a wide range of courses for all students. Our department focuses in the areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening as well as having a basic awareness of different Hispanic cultures. The Spanish curriculum provides a program for non-native and native students who wish to pursue an advanced degree in Spanish,
- broaden a general knowledge of Spanish,
- develop listening and speaking skills,
- prepare for a career as a Spanish educator.
Our instructors create an environment that both fulfills your general education requirements and offers you exemplary preparation for transfer into both university and vocational level programs. See Course Offerings for a general description of classes and Schedule of Classes for links to the times and locations of classes offered this semester.
Our online support includes GASPAR, the Gavilan Spanish Reader - think of it as your personal Spanish bookshelf, where you will find literature at every level, from elementary and intermediate Spanish up to the classics, much of it with audio read by native speakers.