The U.S. has the fifth largest Spanish-speaking population in the world

As a Harper student you'll have access to:

  • Day, evening and online courses
  • Free, individual and group tutoring
  • Library with extensive Spanish texts and books
  • Study abroad options

Our experienced instructors will lead you to a valuable level of proficiency and cultural understanding in a stimulating and supportive environment. Choose from a rich selection of lower division Spanish courses.

Spanish offerings include professional courses. SPA 121: Spanish for Nursing and SPA 122: Spanish for Law Enforcement teaches basic Spanish phrases and questions necessary to carry out specific protocols.

Begin the path toward a minor or major in Spanish.

Students often complete their first two years of study at Harper College and then transfer their credits to a four-year institution.

What level course should I take?

If you wish to study Spanish, and do not have any experience in Spanish, register for a 101-level course.

If you have some knowledge of Spanish and plan to study Spanish at Harper College, you must take the free WebCAPE Placement Exam to determine the most appropriate course for you. See what level course suits you best.

Reasons to learn Spanish

There are 35 million Spanish speakers in the United States, and 40% of the population growth is among Spanish speakers. Spanish is the fourth most commonly spoken language in the world. Only Mandarin, English and Hindi have more speakers.

Approximately 450 million people speak Spanish.