Communications - Foreign Language
G. K. Chesterton has said, “The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one's own country as a foreign land.” The same is true of studying foreign languages. Studying Spanish at CF offers students insights into their own culture that are available in no other way. Seeing yourself as others see you will empower you to engage successfully in meaningful, direct interaction with members of your own and other cultures. Since language is used to express cultural perspectives and to participate in social practices, the ability to know yourself and express yourself clearly and effectively is important in both your personal and professional life. Personally, it can help you develop deeper and more fulfilling relationships of all types. Professionally, it can help you stand out among your colleagues and attain positions of leadership and influence.
The Foreign Language faculty of CF wants to assist you as you pursue your goals and dreams. We offer several basic courses within the Foreign Language department, all focusing on the development of your Foreign Language understanding and skills.
SPN 1120: Elementary Spanish. This foundational course will help you develop a beginner’s level of proficiency in the spoken and written use of the Spanish language. It will also help you build knowledge and understanding of yourself and of the people from countries that speak Spanish. It is a practical course that focuses the vocabulary and lessons on topics that are a part of your everyday life.
SPN 1121: Elementary Spanish. This course is a continuation of SPN 1120 and will continue to help you develop a beginner’s level of proficiency in the spoken and written use of the Spanish language. It will focus on some of the more advanced uses of the Spanish language and will increase your knowledge and understanding of yourself and of the people from countries that speak Spanish.
SPN 2220: Intermediate Spanish. This course will help you review the knowledge gained in your first year of Spanish study, and provide a more detailed understanding of the language and cultures of the Spanish speaking world. It will introduce you to Hispanic literature, and increase your ability to participate in direct, meaningful interaction with members of your own and other cultures.