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Spanish Major

All Spanish courses are taught in Spanish, creating effective Spanish speakers. Students will learn the history, arts, literature, and cultures in Spanish, and Spanish speaking countries.


The Spanish department faculty carefully evaluate a student’s prior instruction to determine course placement. Students who demonstrate a competence in a particular skill may omit one or more basic courses.

Students will be prepared for graduate study, specialized professional training, government careers, commercial, and international careers. All students are encouraged to study abroad during their junior year.


Teaching Certification in Spanish

Those who seek certification in teaching of Foreign Language receive special instruction in linguistics and methodology by foreign language faculty in addition to courses offered in the Education program.

Advising, field placement, and preparation for proficiency examinations are provided by the of Foreign Language faculty and the Education advisor. Students interested in earning a teaching certificate should consult with his/her advisor as early as possible.


Academic Opportunities for Spanish Majors

Rosemont students are immersed in the language from day one with classes taught in Spanish. Students not only learn the language, but also the history, arts, literature, and all there is to know about Spanish speaking countries. For students that wish to teach or go into international business, there is specialized preparation for certification. 


Study Abroad Spanish Language Immersion

Students majoring or minoring in Spanish are encouraged to study abroad. Rosemont College offers several short-term study abroad opportunities in the summer. Several classes also include short-term study abroad components.

These components are typically ten-day trips during the fall and spring breaks. Students are able to spend a semester in Barcelona with CEA/Pompeo Fabra University located in Barcelona.


Spanish Major Internship Sites

  • Schools/Colleges
  • Hospitality - Hotels, Tourist Attractions
  • Government Agencies
  • Healthcare - Hospitals, Clinics
  • International Businesses

Spanish Faculty

Tatiana Ripoll-Paez
 Professor
610.527.0200 xt. 2324