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Spanish (BA)


Studying Spanish at Laurier will offer you the opportunity to experience the latest methods in language learning while applying your knowledge through creative projects.

After completing your first year, you’ll be able to study abroad with a Laurier faculty member during the summer. Nothing compares to experiencing the Spanish language and culture in its own setting! While developing your language skills, you’ll also become more aware of cultural nuances and the uniqueness of textual and artistic representations.

Program Highlights

  • The Spanish program at Laurier is the sole Canadian representative of the Madrid Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI). You can get the official certificate for Basic Business Spanish by taking our Spanish for Business courses and writing the MCCI exam here at Laurier. Our students have had a 97% success rate in the exam for more than 18 years.
  • Our faculty’s research and teaching has received numerous national and international awards, and they bring their scholarship into the classroom.
  • Our faculty includes the only Spanish professor in Canada who has received the prestigious 3M National Teaching Fellow award.
  • Check out options to enhance your degree.

Sample Courses

  • Spanish and Latin American Cinema
  • Stylistics and Professional Writing
  • Literature and Journalism in the Hispanic World
  • Study Abroad


International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 3.
  • IB Minimum Score: 26.


Languages students gain a highly marketable skill: multilingualism. Knowing several languages opens the door to innumerable career paths, such as:

  • Canadian and international government positions
  • airline representative
  • bilingual educator
  • conference/meeting interpreter
  • cultural attaché
  • international conference planner
  • judicial interpreter/translator
  • language consultant
  • multicultural relations manager
  • speech pathologist

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