Why study Spanish at UofL?

Spanish is the fourth most commonly spoken language in the world. By knowing Spanish, you can communicate with people on four different continents where it is an official language. Plus, you can communicate with your neighbors as the Spanish-speaking population of the United States is widespread and growing. Acquiring basic Spanish skills will help you better understand the English language. Learning Spanish provides many opportunities: from business, research, technology, travel, sports, gastronomy, film, literature, art and much more. But, these are the benefits of learning Spanish in general. Check out what UofL has to offer!

In your UofL Spanish 121, 122 or 123 class, communication is the focus.  We offer our students as many opportunities as possible to practice real communication in the classroom.  Our classes use active learning strategies. That means that you won't be a passive learner.  This is to help prepare you for using Spanish beyond the classroom and well after completing your course.  Successful use of Spanish will depend on the extent to which you can adapt to unique situations, make informed language and culturally appropriate decisions and choices, interact with diverse others in various ways and know how to communicate meaning in very basic encounters and exchanges.  The kinds of learning that you have to achieve require active, repeated, and expanding attempts to use information, knowledge, and skills in situations and settings that simulate as much as possible the contexts in which a learner will possibly use the Spanish language.  That is exactly what we provide our learners in the Spanish 121, 122 and 123 courses.


Plus, we host many out of class opportunities as possible to practice and actively engage with the Spanish language. 

Check out this video for a glimpse at what it is like to study Spanish here at UofL.




Check out our course offerings on http://htmlaccess.louisville.edu/classSchedule/setupSearchClassSchedule.cfm

and select the class or classes that are right for you.  If you need help planning your program, contact Profesora Melissa Groenewold at m0groe01@louisville.edu