With over 570 million speakers worldwide, proficiency in Spanish will open doors for you in the global community. Whether you seek intensive language study, classes that cultivate cultural competency, professional skills, or critical thinking and writing abilities, we have something for each of you. CSULB has been designated a Hispanic-serving institution by the U.S. Department of Education. The Spanish program at CSULB plays a vital role in our bilingual state through deep ties to local Spanish-speaking communities, offering our students opportunities for real-world engagement such as teacher preparation, internship opportunities, theater workshops, and co-organized events at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA).

Our department offers classes for Heritage Speakers of Spanish designed specifically for students with familial or community ties to Spanish. These classes focus on the specific needs of Heritage Speakers in order to strengthen their reading and writing skills and expand their presentational skills to speak in professional settings.

With a rich cultural legacy and literary tradition, Spanish can expand your mind and broaden your perspectives. It is a gateway to professional opportunities in the U.S. and abroad. From healthcare, to business, education, the law – wherever your career goals may lie – Spanish can help you get farther and do more.

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