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®
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.
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 five and six 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:
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.
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.
|Curriculum||Quick-Look Availability Scheduler|
|SPAN 184: Professional Spanish 4|
|SPAN 185: Professional Spanish 5|
|SPAN 186: Professional Spanish 6|
|SPAN 191: Everyday Spanish 1|
|SPAN 192: Everyday Spanish 2|
|SPAN 193: Everyday Spanish 3|