Online Spanish Language Degree Programs

Find information about online Spanish language degree programs, including non-credit and stand-alone class options. For an overview of course topics and delivery, career opportunities and salaries, read on. Schools offering Communications degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What Kinds of Spanish Language Degrees Can I Earn Online?

While you can earn your Spanish language degree over the Internet, these online programs are uncommon. Many of them don't offer college credit, but you can also take stand-alone classes that count toward a degree. You can also earn certificates in Spanish language through the Internet, but the most common type of degree program available awards a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. Online master's degree programs are rare.

Since learning to speak Spanish with proper pronunciation is an essential part of the program, online versions of the courses typically utilize audio materials to allow you to immerse yourself in the spoken language. Materials may include software programs, which often feature videos, and audio recordings that accompany a Spanish workbook.

What Will I Learn in an Online Program?

If you earn your degree online, you'll learn how to speak and write in Spanish. Online instruction covers the cultural, political and historical aspects that influenced the Spanish language as well as Hispanic culture in general. This study also helps you understand different dialects of the Spanish language.

While you can earn your Spanish degree entirely online, you will also have the opportunity to conduct some study abroad. Otherwise, coursework in an online Spanish language program covers the following:

  • Spanish for beginners
  • Intermediate Spanish
  • Spanish literature
  • Comparative politics
  • Latin American history
  • Multiculturalism
  • Spanish cinema

How Can I Use My Degree?

After you earn your online degree, you can pursue a career as a translator. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), demand for translators was projected to increase by 22% between 2008 and 2018 (www.bls.gov). The BLS also reports that median wages of translators were $40,860 in 2009.

While an online program in Spanish language can begin preparing you for a career in teaching, you'll need to complete a degree program that's suited to the licensing requirements in the state where you plan to work. Earning your Spanish language degree online can also enhance your career in areas such as social work, court translation or business. In fact, some online courses are specifically designed to teach you Spanish language skills for the business world.

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