Overview

Learn to listen, speak, read and write fluently in Spanish! Our comprehensive Spanish certificate program examines various aspects of verbal and written communication - including vocabulary, sound patterns, and sentence structures - thus building proficiency and refining conversational skills in Spanish. Students will explore different Spanish cultures and social conventions and participate in interactive, practical lessons designed to advance their personal and professional development.

Note: Upon successful completion of five successive levels and a conversation class, students will be eligible for a Seneca College Certificate in Spanish Language Skills. Students assessed beyond beginner level must complete a minimum of 2 Spanish courses at Seneca in order to qualify. Students may not use Spanish as a course credit towards a diploma or certificate if Spanish is her/his first language. Seneca College reserves the right to remove students from courses if the student possesses Spanish language abilities above the level of enrollment.

Placement Assessment

Students with prior knowledge of Spanish must register in LGE001 for a placement assessment. The Program Assistant will contact the students via email to arrange a free assessment for accurate placement.

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Due to COVID-19, all Part-time Studies courses are being offered online until further notice, in one of the following two formats: online virtual classroom and online self-directed. Click Availability below to see current offerings.

Curriculum

Certificate Requirements

LGE121
Spanish Language Skills 1
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This introductory course is for students with minimal or no previous knowledge of Spanish. Interactive classroom participation enables students to acquire the basic skills of fluency (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) to communicate in the classroom and in real-life situations. Cultural awareness is expanded by investigating the unique characteristics of Hispanic culture in different parts of the world.




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LGE222
Spanish Language Skills 2
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE121 or language assessment

A continuation of LGE121, this course solidifies and builds Spanish language acquisition in the four skills -- listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The introduction of more complex structures and interactive classroom activities enables students to communicate effectively in everyday situations. The unique characteristics of Hispanic culture are further explored.




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LGE323
Spanish Language Skills 3
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE222 or language assessment

Spanish Language Skills 3 develops and reinforces previously learned Spanish language acquisition within a cultural framework. Focus is on both oral fluency and the written language. Cultural awareness of Spanish-speaking regions is further expanded.




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LGE424
Spanish Language Skills 4
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE323 or language assessment

Spanish Language Skills 4 reinforces previously acquired language skills and introduces more complex structures. The course focuses on oral fluency and writing for different contexts and purposes. Cultural awareness of various Spanish-speaking regions will be further expanded.




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LGE525
Spanish Language Skills 5
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE424 or language assessment

Spanish Language Skills 5 will continue to refine and develop the listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills of contemporary Spanish within a cultural framework. The use of integrated, thematic units will reinforce previous language acquisition and introduce more complex structures. By the end of this course, students will demonstrate advanced ability and fluency in the four skills in the Spanish language and an increased understanding of Hispanic culture throughout the world.




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LGE621
Themes in Spanish Language
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE525 or permission of the instructor.

In this course, students enhance their Spanish conversation skills through weekly discussions on current issues. Emphasis is placed on overall fluency, including vocabulary development, listening skills, and pronunciation.




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Other Courses

LGE626
Spanish Language Skills 6
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE525 or permission of the instructor

Spanish Language Skills 6 level will continue to refine and develop the listening, speaking, reading, and writing of contemporary Spanish within a cultural framework. The use of integrated, thematic units will reinforce previous language acquisition and introduce more complex structures to communicate successfully. By the end of this course, students will demonstrate an advanced ability and fluency in the four skills and increased understanding of Hispanic culture throughout the world.




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Program Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Analyze the pattern and structure of written material using the Spanish language;
  2. Describe the history and contributions of Spanish speaking cultures;
  3. Communicate meaningfully and effectively in Spanish in spontaneous conversations;
  4. Demonstrate the ability to converse in the Spanish language for business, travel and everyday contexts;
  5. Apply the Spanish language in the written form for a variety of purposes and in varied contexts.

Graduation/Convocation

When you meet all program requirements and become eligible for a certificate, diploma, or degree, you must inform the Registrar by completing a Graduation Application form and paying the graduation and alumni fee. Certificates, diplomas, and applied degrees are issued twice a year in the Fall (October) and Spring (June).

For further information including deadlines and fees, please visit the  Convocation website or contact the Convocation Office at 416-491-5050 ext. 77461.

Program Contacts

Jamara Romero
Program Assistant
Jamara.Romero@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22513


Iole Millescamps
Part-time Program Coordinator
Iole.Millescamps@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.24109


Sara Potkonjak
Academic Program Manager
Sara.Potkonjak@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22682


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