​​Interesting Facts

  • With around 400 million native and second-language speakers, Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world.
  • There are almost eight million native Spanish speakers in Texas and around 50 million in the United States.
  • After English, Spanish is the language most often used in international communication.

Study Spanish Abroad

Through the Multinational Academic Program for Study Abroad (MAP), you can study Spanish at a language school in Latin America or Spain and earn Dallas College credit — without spending a fortune.

The Core Curriculum

In order to be eligible for a bachelor's degree at a Texas public college or university, you must first complete a Core Curriculum of courses.

When completed at Dallas College, the Core Curriculum is guaranteed to transfer as a block to any public university in the state of Texas.

You may apply two Spanish courses toward your Core Curriculum requirements:

  • SPAN 1411 or 1412 can be taken to complete the "Tier 1: Speaking and Listening" requirement.
  • SPAN 2311 or 2312 can be taken to complete the "Tier 2: Humanity, Creativity and the Aesthetic Experience" requirement.

Actual course offerings vary from semester to semester, so check eConnect or the online course schedules for current course availability.

Concurrent (Noncredit) Enrollment

If you want to take academically rigorous courses in Spanish but do not need college credit for them, then you might consider taking our credit Spanish courses “concurrently,” i.e., for noncredit.

If you are interested, please contact Brookhaven's Workforce and Continuing Education Division.