On the Rise
An increase in speakers means an increase in opportunity.
In the U.S., the number of Spanish speakers has increased by 56.5% since 2000. In Wisconsin, the number of Spanish speakers has increased by 46.8% since 2000. The growing number of Spanish-speakers both locally and nationally has significantly increased the need for experts in Spanish—in language and culture. Our program helps you master that. Whether you’re a heritage speaker or learning as a second language, language proficiency as well as knowledge of different cultural norms provides more opportunities for expanding personal and professional networks.
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Our program is made for you to find success.
Courses are flexible, with different ways to learn including in-person and online. Through partnerships with local organizations, you'll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge through internships and project-based learning. You’ll also learn current issues affecting Hispanic and Latino people, understanding world events and global dynamics while we also focus on issues in our community. Through studying abroad and las tertulias, or conversations in Spanish, you’ll build language skills to become a better communicator—both in English y en español.
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Enhance Your Skills
Earn a certificate in Spanish Translation & Interpretation and build skills in a field that’s projected to grow by 20% in the next 10 years.
Seeking Teacher Certification?
Want to become a Spanish teacher? We’re here to help. Learn how to become certified in teaching through our program.
Find Like-Minded Peers
Join La Organización Latino Americana (OLA) and access a support system for Latino students.
Calculate Your Cost
Year after year, UW-Green Bay is named one of the top values for the money by College Factual.
Experience Outside the Classroom
"For me, I learn better not sitting in a classroom. I sought out opportunities, and the Spanish department did a good job to provide them to me to promote both opportunities in the community to get involved to speak Spanish and practice your Spanish outside of the classroom, but also to study and travel abroad."
Erin Steffen '14
Major in Spanish & Latin American Studies