Why Study Spanish Online
at the University of Arkansas?

This degree can broaden your horizons, improve your soft communication and critical thinking skills, and prepare you for a multicultural and multilingual workforce. Takeaways for students in the program include:

  • A comprehensive knowledge of the language in all four skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing) including grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation.
  • A critical understanding and overview of cultures, civilizations, and literatures of the Spanish-speaking world.
  • An awareness of diversity and cultural nuance that enables soft skills for effective communication with people from different backgrounds.
  • Practice in the spoken language to meet employer demand for a truly bilingual workforce.
  • Opportunities for experiential, hands-on learning in service-based courses delivered online and available with the summer study abroad program in Puebla, Mexico.
  • Elective course options tailored specifically for heritage and second-language learners available, as well as service-based courses in Spanish for the Professions, to be chosen in consultation with the online BA adviser from the Spanish faculty.


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