Spanish Semester Courses On Campus


The Spanish Program at UNAM San Antonio offers a learning environment that enables the future Spanish speaker to mesh in a diverse and bilingual community, where 44% of the population speaks Spanish, with confidence.

Taking into consideration both language proficiency scales, the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), each level prepares the student to learn Spanish through the practice of the four basic language skills: oral expression, written expression, reading comprehension and listening comprehension. Learning new vocabulary and detailed lessons on grammar solidify our curriculum. 

Our experienced faculty is composed of native Spanish-speaking professors who possess a vast knowledge teaching “español en español” (Spanish in Spanish). 

Through our Spanish Program our students obtain and further develop the necessary language skills needed to communicate effectively and in everyday scenarios: work, travel, family, etc.


UNAM-San Antonio’s Spanish Program offers semester courses from Level 1 to Level 7. Each level consists of 75 semester study-hours that reinforce the development of the aforementioned language skills of reading, writing, oral expression and listening comprehension in addition to grammar skills. 

Our semester courses emphasize teaching “Spanish in Spanish” (español en español) since the very first class. Besides having a native Spanish-speaking professor, the student will have access to a digital bank of additional exercises.  

Any student who satisfactorily completes all seven levels of the Spanish Program with a minimum average of 85% (B) will receive a certificate from UNAM-San Antonio that verifies students’ knowledge of the Spanish Language. 

Each semester course is equivalent to 5 semester credit hours.