The Spanish language reflects the rich and diverse cultures of countries around the world: Spain, Mexico, Cuba, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Honduras, Paraguay, Guatemala, Panama, Venezuela, Uruguay, Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Morocco and the Philippines. Spanish ranks fourth among the languages of the world and is the native language of over 360 million people. It is also the second major language in the United States, with over 30 million speakers.

The great contributions of Spanish-speaking writers such as Cervantes, Villalobos, Neruda, Garcia-Lorca, Garcia Marquez, Vargas Llosa, Paz, Arenas, Cortazar and artists such as Goya, Velazquez, El Greco, Murillo, Picasso, Dali, Gaudi, Miró, Orozco and Rivera have greatly enriched world culture. Why study Spanish? San Diego's proximity to Mexico and our large Spanish speaking population make Spanish an essential tool for regional business and education.


Why Study Spanish?

Grossmont's Spanish for the Native Speaker classes offer students the opportunity to improve their Spanish language skills.


Subject & Number Title Units
Spanish 120 Introductory Spanish I 5
Spanish 121 Introductory Spanish II 5
Spanish 122 Spanish for the Native Speaker I 5
Spanish 123 Spanish for the Native Speaker II 5
Spanish 141 Spanish and Latin American Cultures (English) 3
Spanish 145 Hispanic Civilizations 3
Spanish 160 A/B/C Basic Spanish For Public Safety Personnel 1
Spanish 170 A/B/C Basic Spanish For Health Personnel 1
Spanish 196 A/B/C Community Service Learning Experience (CSLE) 1-3
Spanish 220 Intermediate Spanish III 5
Spanish 221 Advanced Spanish IV 5
Spanish 250/251 Conversational Spanish I & II 3
Spanish 199 Special Studies/Projects 1-3
Spanish 299 Selected Topics 1-5