Program Information

School: Queen’s University
Faculty: Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Spanish Language and Literature
Description: Knowledge of Spanish is increasingly important in today’s world. There are over 350 million Spanish native speakers and with your language skills you will: have greater opportunities in the job market, be able to communicate with co-workers and customers, understand signage and documents, and especially if traveling abroad – order food with confidence at Mexican or Latino restaurants and know exactly what it is! If you have no previous knowledge of Spanish, SPAN 111/3.0 is the right place to start. If you have an 4U or equivalent in Spanish, SPAN 204/3.0 is the right place. If you have some knowledge of Spanish thanks to travel or family connections, it may be appropriate for you to start with SPAN 112/3.0, i.e., half way through the first year course. If you are in this situation, you should speak to a Spanish faculty member in order to have your level evaluated.

Students completing Introductory Spanish and considering a Spanish Plan should take SPAN 204/3.0 and SPAN 205202/3.0, Intermediate Spanish. These courses expand the grammatical knowledge, provide increased opportunities for vocabulary expansion and practical use of the language in lifelike situations. It is highly recommended that during your second year you also take one or two of the option courses. You can choose survey courses, taught in English, which cover the historical, social, political and cultural aspects of Spain (LLCU 247/3.0) and Latin America (LLCU 248/3.0); explore the Romance Philology (LLCU 201/3.0) or examine traditional and innovative forms of oral cultural transmission (LLCU 301/3.0). The 300- level seminar courses are normally offered in Spanish to optimize language skills (listening, reading, speaking, writing) on topics such as The Spanish-American Narrative of the 20th Century (SPAN 306/3.0) and Artistic Representations of the Spanish Civil War (SPAN 310/3.0), as well as introduce students to the major authors and literary works of Spain (SPAN 380/3.0 and SPAN 381/3.0) and Latin America (SPAN 351/3.0 and SPAN 352). SPAN courses at 400-level are usually offered in English concurrently with an LLCU course, e.g., Gender, Development and Film (SPAN 428/3.0) which provides students with reading and written skills in Spanish, while providing them with a variety of views and more in-depth discussions.

URL: Hispanic Studies at Queen’s University
Length: 3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $39,247

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Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 80

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Language placement tests are available to determine your appropriate starting level in the languages offered.

Test Scores:

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]

Additional Admission Requirements:

    Students with Grade 12 Spanish, or equivalent, may enter the program at the second-year level.