This section contains information about the Spanish Language Program, which comprises courses for both second language learners and heritage language learners.
Spanish Second Language Program
The Spanish Second Language Program is organized in three levels. Please click on the links below to learn about the courses we offer in each of these three levels:
Spanish Heritage Language Program
The Spanish Heritage Language Program is intended for heritage speakers. A heritage speaker is anyone "who is raised in a home where a non-English language is spoken, who speaks or merely understands the heritage language, and who is to some degree bilingual in English and the heritage language" (Valdés, 2000, p. 1). Please click on the link below to learn more about our Spanish Heritage Language Program:
Students may also study Spanish abroad through the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Washington. We offer a variety of exciting programs in Spain, Peru, and Ecuador. Visit the following link to learn more: