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Professional Spanish Language

Certificate of Completion | 96311

Program Overview

Spanish is a sought-after language in the world of business today. Whether you are an employee or self-employed, learning to speak Spanish is just the advantage you will need to set yourself apart from the competition when applying for new jobs, seeking new opportunities in your current company or moving to a Spanish-speaking country. Learning Spanish for business can only enhance your employability.

The online Professional Spanish Language certificate* incorporates exceptionally rich multimedia content and provides you with a learning experience that combines interactive lessons and documents in order to simulate a wide variety of everyday and business communication situations. This combination of the latest content, combined with fun exercises, helps you continually enhance your learning experience with focus on comprehension, written and spoken expression, Spanish vocabulary, and correct Spanish grammar while incorporating interesting aspects from Spanish everyday and business culture.

Our virtual classroom allows you to drop in and speak face-to-face with your instructor or classmates, providing you with individualized attention and support. Our online courses further build a strong community of learners through online discussion forums in Spanish. The courses also provide you with a vast array of additional resources beyond the required course material.

*Offered in conjunction with Rosetta Stone®

Intensive Program

Students can now choose to complete Spanish 1 & 2, 3 & 4, or 5 & 6 in the same semester. This stream will allow students to complete the Professional Spanish Language certificate in one year rather than two when starting at Level 1.

For students interested in the intensive program, you do not need to register and pay for both classes at the same time - you can register and pay for the second class when it begins.

Additional Information

Choosing your Program

The Everyday Spanish Language Certificate and Professional Spanish Language Certificates share the same curriculum for Levels 1 - 3, focus on professional communication and specialized business vocabulary occurs from Levels 4-6.

If you are looking to earn the Professional Spanish Language Certificate, you can begin your studies at your appropriate level rather than having to start at Level 1. However, you must complete at least Levels 5 and 6 to receive the Professional Spanish Language Certificate.

Spanish Placement Test
This placement test is designed to help you informally assess your Spanish language proficiency to gain a better idea of which course to begin your Spanish studies at Humber. If you have no previous Spanish language experience, you are welcome to take the test, but should register into Spanish 1. The placement test focuses on knowledge of basic grammatical structures; it does not evaluate oral and written skills. The placement test contains 50 multiple choice questions. It is recommended that you do the test without the use of any study aids to obtain a more accurate result. Take the Spanish Placement Test now.

Online Program Highlights Include:

  • lessons provided in partnership with Rosetta Stone®
  • individualized language support from your professor
  • access to a variety of supplementary web-based language learning resources
  • online quizzes to test your knowledge and allow your professor to evaluate your progress
  • discussion boards to practise writing with your instructor and classmates
  • virtual office hours with your professor, hosted in our virtual classroom
  • conversation clubs for language practice with your classmates, hosted in our virtual classroom
  • final oral exam online


The lessons are an excellent learning tool because they use sight, writing, speaking, exercises and games, so every sense is challenged, and you don't get bored. I enhanced different parts of my language skills such as grammar, speech, reading and listening. In the virtual classroom, learners can talk to the teacher/instructor and to each other. The instructor is very personal and adjusts to your skill level. The virtual classroom allows learners to attend sessions from anywhere in the world. Overall, I enjoy learning with this program and would definitely recommend it!


The online languages course is convenient, flexible and easy to access at my own pace. The lessons are great for learning a second language. I can complete lessons during my lunch time, before I go to bed or on the weekends. If I have any questions, I send messages to the instructor, who responds quickly. The virtual classroom is helpful for practising conversation, so I use it every chance I get.

Joanne H.

This online language course is the best I have ever found. The lessons are finally helping me to gain confidence in spoken French.  I can easily learn how to carry out a conversation, and how to pronounce words clearly and accurately. In a short time, I have become familiar with a lot of vocabulary. Grammar is explained very clearly, and the exercises can be repeated as many times as I want.  I find a lot of words and sentences stick in my mind once I finish a lesson. Since this is an online course, I can learn at my own pace and master the language, which I am determined to do. 

A. Darshani

Note: Courses in the French language certificates do not qualify for General Education credit diploma/degree programs.


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Course Name 2023/2024 Academic Year 2024/2025 Academic Year
Compulsory Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr
SPAN 185: Professional Spanish 5
SPAN 186: Professional Spanish 6
SPAN 184: Professional Spanish 4
SPAN 191: Everyday Spanish 1
SPAN 192: Everyday Spanish 2
SPAN 193: Everyday Spanish 3

Compulsory Courses

SPAN 185 Professional Spanish 5
Building upon solid conversation and comprehension skills, Professional Spanish 5 allows students to become further immersed in the Spanish language for business purposes. This course will explore themes like travel, family, and community in addition to business topics such as sales, customer service, and financial settings in an engaging and interactive online community. This course allows students to develop the communicative confidence to interact comfortably in the Spanish speaking business world. Additional Information: This course does not qualify for General Education credit.


SPAN 186 Professional Spanish 6
Professional Spanish 6 provides advanced level opportunities for communication while travelling in Spanish-speaking business environments. Specialized business themes such as event planning, budgets, the stock market and many more are explored through a series of written and oral activities. At this level, you will be able to communicate and participate fully and effectively in conversations on a variety of professional topics in formal and informal settings from both concrete and abstract perspectives. Additional Information: This course does not qualify for General Education credit.



SPAN 184 Professional Spanish 4
Designed to further expand your knowledge of the Spanish language, students in Professional Spanish 4 will explore business-related material around topics such as modern life, daily routines, leisure and business travel, and customer service through a combination of interactive and engaging online language learning activities. A continued focus on speaking, listening, reading and writing allows students to interact in Spanish with greater confidence in business environments. Additional Information: This course does not qualify for General Education credit.


SPAN 191 Everyday Spanish 1
Whether you want to learn Spanish to travel, enhance your career or just to have fun, Everyday Spanish 1 is the right place to begin. Learn to speak Spanish in an interactive and engaging online language learning environment. Besides improving your speaking skills, you will also engage in the language through listening, reading and writing. Some of the topics covered in Everyday Spanish 1 include greetings, work, family, school and shopping. Additional Information: This course does not qualify for General Education credit.


SPAN 192 Everyday Spanish 2
Building on the successes of Everyday Spanish 1, this course will continue to explore one of the most spoken languages in the world. Interactive and engaging online learning activities allow the student to focus on speaking, listening, reading and writing as they explore topics such as leisure activities, dining, work and social life. Additional Information: This course does not qualify for General Education credit.


SPAN 193 Everyday Spanish 3
Everyday Spanish 3 takes you further along your journey of learning the Spanish language. At this level, the student will explore topics like home, health, travel, places and events in a fully interactive and engaging online language learning environment that continues to enhance speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Additional Information: This course does not qualify for General Education credit.


Contact Us

Humber Continuous Professional Learning Liberal Arts & Sciences
416.675.6622 ext. 4554

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