The Modern Language Department seeks to provide effective language training, in the context of the Christian faith, for those desiring to interact with, and teach on, the Spanish culture, spoken and written word.
Spanish majors are invited to immerse themselves into the traditions and experiences of Latin culture as they navigate through the language. Much more than simply learning words, the Spanish major intends that students will converse with peers and fluent Spanish speakers in relevant contextual dialogues and be fully prepared to interact and exist in the communities they learn about. Understanding the nature of the language and a proficiency in conversational and formal usage is the goal for each student.
While there are no additional admissions requirements, those enrolling in the Spanish major are expected to maintain a minimum of a B- average in their Spanish classes. Based upon the number of high school years spent studying Spanish, students may be eligible to skip our introductory level Spanish courses. We hope our Spanish Majors are students who embrace other cultures and the opportunity to use language in a variety of contexts.
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Biola’s Spanish Program offers all the intellectual benefits of a liberal arts education, along with the university-wide commitment to the integration of Christian faith and learning, while providing students with the ability to engage both English and Spanish speaking people in all areas of personal and professional life.
All Spanish majors are strongly encouraged to take 299 (Travel Practicum) and / or to study abroad. See the Department of Modern Languages for more information.
Biola graduates from the Spanish major are doing everything from teaching Spanish at schools around the country, pursuing business opportunities with Latino corporations, and are providing nursing care to Latino immigrants in the Santa Ana School District.