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Modern Languages - Spanish


The Modern Languages Program at Rose State offers students elementary and intermediate instruction in Spanish. It also provides elementary level instruction in French, German, and other languages. Students who complete the elementary and intermediate levels of instruction should leave Rose State with Intermediate proficiency based on the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Guidelines.

Rose State College offers an Associate in Arts degree in Modern Language in Spanish. Additionally, we offer a certificate in Intermediate Spanish Proficiency for students of any major.

Program Goals & Objectives

The goal of the Modern Language - Spanish Associate in Arts Degree Program and the Intermediate Spanish Proficiency Embedded Certificate is to provide students with the courses necessary to transfer to Spanish or Spanish Education baccalaureate degree programs or to minor in Spanish at a baccalaureate degree granting institution. Our mission is to provide students with the courses and resources to reach an intermediate level of proficiency of the language so they can participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world while gaining knowledge and understanding of cultures and people of Latin America and Spain.

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate listening ability at an intermediate level.
  2. Demonstrate reading ability at an intermediate level.
  3. Demonstrate speaking ability at an intermediate level.
  4. Demonstrate writing ability at an intermediate level.
  5. Demonstrate understanding of the nature of language and cultures through comparisons of the language and cultures studied and their own language and cultures; and
  6. Exhibit a basic general foundation of English, history, government, science, math, and liberal arts appropriate for students transferring to a 4-year institution.

Why Learn a Language?

  • Earn higher standardized test scores.
  • Increase your reading skills in English.
  • Improve your ability in your native language.
  • Develop your ability to hypothesize in the sciences.
  • Open your mind to other cultures.
  • Find expanded job opportunities, advancement possibilities, and increased pay.
  • Complete elementary or intermediate language proficiency requirements for four-year institutions.

Which Class Should I Take?

SPAN 1003 – Basic Conversation – This class allows students to learn the most basic of conversational skills needed for everyday life. Specific topics for this class vary each semester. They include Daily Life, Travel, Business, Law Enforcement, and Medical Professions. See the class schedule to find out what topic is being taught.

FREN / GERM / SPAN 1115 and 1225 – Elementary French, German, or Spanish - These are introductory courses in the languages that provide students a well-rounded experience in the language through speaking, listening, reading, writing, and culture.

SPAN 1261 – Spanish Immersion – This weekend class offers students the opportunity to use what they have learned in the classroom in an intensive immersion of the language. No English is spoken during the weekend filled with various activities designed to get students using the language.

SPAN 2113 and 2223 – Intermediate Spanish - At the intermediate level, students synthesize what they have learned at the elementary level while learning higher-level grammar to increase their ability to communicate orally and in writing.

Careers for Language Majors

Foreign Service
International Business
International Journalism
Interpretation & Translating Tourism

Language Lab and Cultural Resource Center 

Transfer Agreements

Rose State College and other Oklahoma colleges and universities have memorandums of understanding which identify course equivalencies between both institutions. These agreements aid transfer students.  Transfer Agreements webpage


Chris Shaneyfelt
Chris Shaneyfelt
Humanities Advisor Humanities Department
(405) 733-7999
Edmund Gert
Edmund Gert
Professor Humanities Department
(405) 733-7401