Foreign Language (Spanish)

Spanish (español), also called Castilian, is a Romance language that originated in Castille, a region in Spain. There are approximately 407 million people speaking Spanish as a native language, making it the second-most-spoken language by number of native speakers after Mandarin. Spanish has the largest number of native speakers of any Indo-European language in the world, the largest language family on Earth. It is one of the six official languages of the United Nations, and is used as an official language by the European Union.

This course studies the Spanish language used as daily conversation in Hispanic countries. It focuses on basic grammar and sentence structures, enabling the learner to  immerse himself in conversational Spanish. Thorough discussions of Philippine history in the Spanish context and contemporary Spanish history and culture are included in the course. Lectures and exercises are enhanced with showings of Spanish films and documentaries, as well as other media of communication. At the end of the course, the student shall be able to appreciate Spanish language and culture, and how they affect the quotidian living of a Filipino engaged in the local community and in the world.