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Program Overview

Spanish is the third most spoken language in the world, spoken by over 400 million people. It is the official language of 21 countries, including the United States. There is a high need in Southern California for a bilingual workforce with strong Spanish skills. Besides our traditional Spanish program that includes Spanish 1, 2, 3, and 4, we also offer a program for heritage speakers of Spanish. Our heritage-speaker track --- courses like Spanish 35, 36, and 37 ---- is designed especially for Spanish speakers, and targets areas of communication that are the most challenging for U.S. Spanish-speaking Latinos. If there is ever a time for our Spanish-speaking communities to start thinking about becoming more fully bilingual, now is the time!

We have a dual language track: Traditional for non-Spanish speakers (Spanish 01, 02, 03...), and the aforementioned Heritage track for Spanish-speakers who grew up in a Spanish-speaking environment but who have never studied it (Spanish 35, 36, 37, 27...).

Nora Zepeda
(323) 265-8874
Office Location
Office Hours
Mondays to Thursdays: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Fridays (Remote) 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
contact: galvezs@elac.edu

Global Languages and Cultures

Language and Communication

Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer Degree

The Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer degree is appropriate for students, including bilingual individuals, who wish to continue mastering their language and overall communication skills in Spanish, demonstrating effective skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening comprehension. The primary of the Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer degree is to provide a student priority admission to the CSU system in a Spanish major or a major that is deemed similar by a CSU campus.

Please go to E3-100E or contact any faculty member in the Spanish Program for more information.

Course Offerings

We offer a broad spectrum of courses ranging from Spanish Language instruction to studies of Civilization and Culture, and Literature. Other offered courses include:

  • Spanish for Medical Personnel
  • Spanish for Law Enforcement
  • Spanish for Public Safety Personnel
  • Spanish for Hospitality and Food Workers

Click here to see our current course offerings. To see a list of course offerings for a future term, please contact our department, (323) 780-6798.

Course descriptions

Not sure what course level to take?

We are here to help! Call our department for further guidance, (323) 780-6798.

*NOTE: If you took Spanish in high school or have AP Spanish Language or Culture credit, you may belong in a higher level class!