Welcome to the
IVC Spanish Department

The Spanish Department at Irvine Valley College invites you to become a part of our dynamic and interactive Spanish program. All of our classes are conducted in Spanish. Our professors are highly skilled at using images, objects, and sound effects to convey meaning without using English and utilizing music, games and pair or group activities to practice and review Spanish vocabulary. The only way to gain fluency in Spanish is to be surrounded by the sounds of the language and given many opportunities to both hear and speak it!

The emphasis in Spanish 1 and 2 is on learning to understand native spoken and written Spanish and to express yourself in basic situations.  In Spanish 3 and 4 spoken Spanish continues to be a focus as more detailed grammar and more complex reading materials are presented.  Spanish 10 and 11 are second year courses with a focus on conversation.  Both of these courses use music, news media and film to enhance student appreciation of Hispanic culture and sharpen speaking skills.

For information on the prerequisites and textbooks and to see a sample syllabus, click on FAQs.


Brooke Bui, PhD
Dean, Languages & Learning Resources

O: LA 209

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

O: LA 207