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Why study Spanish?

Are you a heritage speaker of​ Spanish? If so, you are well on your way to achieving a native-like proficiency in the language. Taki​ng classes will help you get there.

A native-like proficiency in Spanish could be your ticket to a good job. There is a significant demand for Spanish-English bilingual teachers, speech language pathologists, interpreters, nurses, real estate agents, personal bankers, store managers, salespeople, call center representatives, receptionists and many more. Spanish-English bilinguals tend to earn more than their monolingual counterparts, often receiving bilingual stipends of up to 20% of base salary.

If you do not already speak Spanish, consider learning the language in order to join the huge community of hispanohablantes. Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world by number of native speakers and the fourth most spoken language overall. It is the official language of 20 countries.

Knowing Spanish will make traveling, studying abroad, or retiring in Spain or Latin America that much more enjoyable.

Course Offerings

Dallas College offers beginning and intermediate Spanish courses.
Check the credit class schedule for current course availability.

The Core Curriculum

Spanish courses are part of the Dallas College Core Curriculum.
Ask your success coach whether you can incorporate Spanish courses into your degree plan.


If you are already proficient in Spanish and feel that you are ready to skip one or more levels, you may take a placement exam. The placement exam will be used only for placement. It will not give you credit for any courses skipped.

If you want to receive credit for your knowledge of Spanish, you may take the CLEP. You can find more information about this exam by visiting the CLEP's website and contacting the Dallas College Testing Center.

Before deciding whether or not to take a placement or CLEP test, please consult with your success coach.

Concurrent (Noncredit) Enrollment

If you'd like to take a college-level Spanish class but do not need college credit, you can take it “concurrently" for noncredit. A concurrent section may already exist on the Continuing Education (CE) schedule. Please contact a CE success coach if you have any questions.