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What are some good colleges to go to for studying Spanish?

Topic: Choosing a School | Asked by: Anonymous | Asked on 06/17/2010

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I would suggest any college that has a fairly large spanish speaking populace. Southern California has a good population of native spanish speakers. You might consider going all in and going to school in spain.

Answered by: Zolty F. | about 4 years ago
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You can study Spanish in Spain! There are tons of great study abroad programs! Or try finding a college in Spain that allows for International students.

Answered by: Mrs Potts B. | about 4 years ago
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I don't know if you are looking in-state or out-of-state, so I'd say the first thing is to look at your/your parents' budget. There are lots of schools all over the US that are good for Spanish or give you an opportunity to learn in a "real world" setting. I went to USA which is ranked #9 in the country or so for its overall Spanish dept. (or at least it was when I was there - I graduated in 2006 for reference). I can honestly say that having native speakers as the professors made the biggest difference. So when you are doing your homework, call or e-mail the dept. chair and ask how many professors, grad students, etc. that teach classes are fluent in the language. The other thing I would suggest asking is what are the community opportunities to enhance your language skills. In Charlottesville, for example, you could tutor students with their homework, parents studying for a citizenship exam or work in the medical field assisting nurses as a translator - all of this independent of direct classroom learning. Good luck!

Answered by: Recent Graduate P. | about 4 years ago
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There are thousands of good college that offer Spanish courses. Depending on where you live, the university and private colleges have a great programs. Some students also go to community colleges to take course. A good college is University of Southern California and also Harvard. Another college to consider is Michigan State.

Answered by: Opal O. | about 4 years ago
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The best way to learn Spanish is to study in a Spanish speaking country. Princeton, Brown and UC Berkeley all have top ranked Spanish programs. These schools also offer great study aboard programs as well. You don't have to study aboard through your university, although logistically it can make things easier. Other top ranking schools are Emory, University of Virginia, Stanford and Columbia.

Answered by: Jessica Al22 D. | about 4 years ago
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Middlebury College is a very good school to study Spanish. At Middlebury College, it is all about Spanish speaking. You are not allowed to speak in any language but Spanish at any given time. You are also not allowed to watch movies or TV shows unless they are also in Spanish. Its a great school if you are looking into learning Spanish fluently.

Answered by: Jen B. | about 4 years ago
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All schools have good language programs. However, some are better than others. I would research online. There are a ton of great websites out there to help you out. Also, as a professional his opinion. He will give you honest information.

Answered by: Average Joe V. | about 4 years ago
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the University of Maryland in College Park has a really good study abroad program in Alcal__ de Henares, Spain. You should definitely look into Study Abroad also if you want to broaden your Spanish even more. Hope this helps:)

Answered by: Rancor202 X. | about 4 years ago
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Any major University, and most smaller colleges, will have plenty of courses for a language as common as Spanish. The more important thing to look for is a college that will allow you to study abroad as much as possible. The best way to learn a language is to immerse yourself in it. Find a college that can send you to Spain or Chile or anywhere else Spanish speaking. Go on as many trips as you can, different countries have different slang, and you'll be a fluent speaker in no time.

Answered by: Pitt Chica Y. | about 4 years ago
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personally, i think that going abroad is your best bet. if you are really that interested in spanish go to a university in Spain, Mexico or Latin America. you'll get a totally new education experience and if you ever decide to come back and work in the states, it'll look really good on your resume.

Answered by: Ameithyst91 2. | about 4 years ago
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I would suggest any college that teaches primarily in Spanish. In order to truly understand a language you need to be immersed in it. You might consider any college in Spain if your Spanish is currently good enough.

Answered by: Zolty F. | about 4 years ago
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Most colleges have a robust Spanish curriculum. Check out areas where spanish is spoken more. Southern California, South Texas. You could go all out and go to spain for school.

Answered by: Zolty F. | about 4 years ago
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Here is a list of schools for Studying Spanish. 1. Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) 2. Universidad Polit__cnica de Valencia (UPV) 3. Universidad de Granada 4. Universidad Polit__cnica de Madrid 5. Universidad de Zaragoza 6. Universidad de Salamanca 7. Universidad de M__laga 8. Universidad de Valladolid 9. Universidad de Sevilla 10. Universidad de Oviedo I imagine they are not all in the US, but thats some of the best in the world.

Answered by: Broeckelman N. | about 4 years ago
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Google languistic colleges. Some people don't even go to college and just learn a foreign language on their own. Then take a certification test and they can teach aboard!

Answered by: Mtmarshmallow W. | about 4 years ago
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University of Missouri and Truman State are two schools in particular that have excellent Spanish programs in the midwest. They consistently rank very highly and have many study abroad programs available.

Answered by: Mixtape C. | about 4 years ago
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American University in Washington DC has an excellent Spanish program. (http://american.edu/cas/lfs/MA-SLAS.cfm) UC Berkeley also has a very well known program in Spanish. (http://spanish-portuguese.berkeley.edu/) If you really want to learn a foreign language I would suggest studying abroad. Living in another country helps you to master a new language. There are many very affordable programs that go to central and South America along with programs that go to Spain.

Answered by: Jessica Al22 D. | about 4 years ago
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If you can afford it, it would be the best experience to study Spanish in a spanish speaking country. If not, try to find a university that has a good travel abroad program. That way, you will be able to travel to a spanish speaking country which is important for learning and experience. Many universities offer spanish programs, so you will need to find a university that works for you.

Answered by: Allgrowdup O. | about 4 years ago
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Finding a good college depends on what type of college you are looking for. A list of good colleges that offer a Spanish language degree are listed here http://www.uscollegesearch.org/spanish-language-and-literature-colleges.html. I personally recommend studying abroad though if you have the financial means. That would give you the most solid well rounded education. There are good schools in Barcelona, Spain.

Answered by: Thegreatesthumphrey J. | about 4 years ago
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Berkeley is a great school for studying the Spanish language. Also, you may want to consider a school abroad, perhaps in Spain or Latin America. It depends on if you want to study Spanish, the dialect, or the culture.

Answered by: Crystal Can Do That I. | about 4 years ago
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Any colleges especially community colleges will be a good place to study Spanish. Since World Language is a common subject taught in many places, it should be common in college. A community college should be your best place to try.

Answered by: Greg I. | about 4 years ago
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Language is a major that not all colleges have. You should definitely look on the college website under academics to see if it's offered. The best way to study Spanish is to obviously make sure you go aboard to Spain, Mexico or other Spanish speaking countries maybe in South America. That will truly develop and enhance your mastery on the language.

Answered by: Ginger Tea K. | about 4 years ago
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While being a Christian college, George Fox University is well known for its Spanish program. The University of Chicago is also highly regarded for its foreign language programs, including Spanish. The most famous school for Spanish language study, however, is UC Davis in California.

Answered by: Amousebouche O. | about 4 years ago
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Without a question, Middlebury College is a great place to study many languages; Spanish included of course. It might be a bit heavy, money wise, but it's worth it if your main goal is to learn Spanish. Their language programs are some of the best. You could also try Concordia College as an alternative. It is another College with very good foreign language programs.

Answered by: Boskie B. | about 4 years ago
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UF have a great Language program as well as NYU. There are several state colleges that are available that offers the prereqs for the Language program. I would recommend doing language and minor in Spanish in order to have a wide range available.

Answered by: All Incorp O. | about 4 years ago
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If you can afford it, it would be the best experience to study Spanish in a spanish speaking country. If not, try to find a university that has a good travel abroad program. That way, you will be able to travel to a spanish speaking country which is important for learning and experience. Many universities offer spanish programs, so you will need to find a university that works for you.

Answered by: Allgrowdup O. | about 4 years ago
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Finding a good college depends on what type of college you are looking for. A list of good colleges that offer a Spanish language degree are listed here http://www.uscollegesearch.org/spanish-language-and-literature-colleges.html. I personally recommend studying abroad though if you have the financial means. That would give you the most solid well rounded education. There are good schools in Barcelona, Spain.

Answered by: Thegreatesthumphrey J. | about 4 years ago
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Berkeley is a great school for studying the Spanish language. Also, you may want to consider a school abroad, perhaps in Spain or Latin America. It depends on if you want to study Spanish, the dialect, or the culture.

Answered by: Crystal Can Do That I. | about 4 years ago
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Any colleges especially community colleges will be a good place to study Spanish. Since World Language is a common subject taught in many places, it should be common in college. A community college should be your best place to try.

Answered by: Greg I. | about 4 years ago
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I know that Middlebury College and Concordia College have very good foreign language programs.I went to Middlebury College Language Schools for Spanish and learned.but if your main goal is learning Spanish and being able to speak it then I would definitely recommend this program. Also the University of Maryland in College Park has a really good study abroad program in Alcal__ de Henares, Spain. You should definitely look into Study Abroad also if you want to broaden your Spanish even more.

Answered by: Qwezxc A. | about 4 years ago
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Language is a major that not all colleges have. You should definitely look on the college website under academics to see if it's offered. The best way to study Spanish is to obviously make sure you go aboard to Spain, Mexico or other Spanish speaking countries maybe in South America. That will truly develop and enhance your mastery on the language.

Answered by: Ginger Tea K. | about 4 years ago
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While being a Christian college, George Fox University is well known for its Spanish program. The University of Chicago is also highly regarded for its foreign language programs, including Spanish. The most famous school for Spanish language study, however, is UC Davis in California.

Answered by: Amousebouche O. | about 4 years ago
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Without a question, Middlebury College is a great place to study many languages; Spanish included of course. It might be a bit heavy, money wise, but it's worth it if your main goal is to learn Spanish. Their language programs are some of the best. You could also try Concordia College as an alternative. It is another College with very good foreign language programs.

Answered by: Boskie B. | about 4 years ago
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UF have a great Language program as well as NYU. There are several state colleges that are available that offers the prereqs for the Language program. I would recommend doing language and minor in Spanish in order to have a wide range available.

Answered by: All Incorp O. | about 4 years ago
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Middlebury College, especially concerning their summer foreign language program, is highly regarded as one of the best in the country. Brigham Young University and New York University also offer excellent programs. New York University even offers an on-line program.

Answered by: Morgo Q. | over 4 years ago
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Some good colleges to go to for Spanish are in Spain. There are many colleges that offer studying aboard at international universities. Other schools to consider are Universities in your own state. Community or Junior colleges are good colleges to consider. The tuition is much cheaper yet the courses are still challenging.

Answered by: Opal O. | about 4 years ago
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Middlebury College is a very good school to study spanish. At Middlebury College, it is all about Spanish speaking. You are not allowed to speak in any language but apanish at any given time. You are also not allowed to watch movies or tv shows unless they are also in spanish. Its a great school if you are looking into learning spanish fluently.

Answered by: Jen B. | about 4 years ago
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Not all colleges offer a major in Spanish. Most colleges actually just offer Linguistics as a major. You'll get to study a bunch of new languages!

Answered by: Mtmarshmallow X. | about 4 years ago
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Everyone school teaches Spanish. All you have to do is find a high rankning one. You can doing by going to collegesearch.com or checking the national ranking at USA News website. You may consider going to the University of Costa Rica (which is actually owned by the US as Costa Rica is a US territory).

Answered by: Mayell U. | about 4 years ago
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I know that Middlebury College and Concordia College have very good foreign language programs.I went to Middlebury College Language Schools for Spanish and learned.but if your main goal is learning Spanish and being able to speak it then I would definitely recommend this program. Also the University of Maryland in College Park has a really good study abroad program in Alcal__ de Henares, Spain. You should definitely look into Study Abroad also if you want to broaden your Spanish even more.

Answered by: Qwezxc A. | about 4 years ago
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