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Spanish Courses Prerequisites

Course Prerequisite
Spanish 1 No prerequisite
Spanish 2 IVC Spanish 1 or two years of high school Spanish
Spanish 3 IVC Spanish 2 or three years of high school Spanish
Spanish 4 IVC Spanish 3 or four years of high school Spanish or AP score of 3 or above
Spanish 10 IVC Spanish 2 or three years of high school Spanish
Spanish 11 IVC Spanish 10, IVC Spanish 3 or four years of high school Spanish

We have deliberately set our prerequisites high due to the nature of our program. We use an approach we call Natural Approach, and our instructors speak only Spanish from the beginning of Spanish 1.  We put a heavy emphasis on comprehension of native spoken Spanish, acquisition of a large functional vocabulary, and the ability to read materials intended for native speaker; signs, menus, essays, short stories and other forms of written communication. We have found that many high school students are unprepared for a course of this rigor, hence our prerequisite policy.

If you do not meet the above pre-requisites, and you feel that your abilities and preparation in Spanish will allow you to succeed in a given course, please see Challenging a Course.

Contact

Brooke Choo, PhD
School of Languages & Learning Resources, Interim Dean

Liberal Arts, LA 209

Erika Arendts
School of Languages & Learning Resources, Sr. Admin. Assistant

Liberal Arts, LA 207

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