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The Spanish Department at De Anza College is housed in the Intercultural International Studies Division, along with the various other world languages departments. We offers first year, quarter-long language courses that build practical communication skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) which are taught primarily in Spanish from the very beginning. They all fulfill GE requirements, are transferable, and meet a requirement of the A.A. Degree in Global Studies.

Course Offerings Fall 2019

Course & Title




SPAN 1 (1st quarter)

Elementary Spanish

11:30am - 12:20pm


MTWTh (on campus)

& F (online, TBA)

C. Lizardi-Folley

1:30pm - 3:45pm


Tues (on campus)

(online, TBA)

K. Vinall

1:30pm - 3:45pm


M W (on campus)

& TBA (online)

K. Vinall

4:00pm - 6:15pm


K. Vinall

SPAN 2 (2nd quarter)

Elementary Spanish

9:30am - 10:20am


MTWTh (on campus)

& F (online, TBA)

C. Lizardi-Folley


SPAN 3 (3nd quarter)

Elementary Spanish

1:30pm - 3:45pm

T Th


What if I already know Spanish? — Prerequisite Clearance


  • You have studied Spanish at another institution (high school or another college)
  • You are a native speaker
  • OR you have other knowledge of Spanish

You may be eligible to skip certain lower level Spanish courses. One year of high school Spanish or one term of college Spanish is generally equivalent to one quarter of Spanish at De Anza, however you may be asked to complete an assessment. For those in other circumstances, an assessment will generally be required.

For further details and the relevant forms, visit the world languages prerequisite clearance page.

The Spanish department does not provide certification services of any kind.

Students who enroll in our courses come from local high schools, other community colleges, four-year colleges, and the community at large, including mature learners, professionals who seek to acquire or enhance their Spanish skills, and individuals whose personal and family relationships have led them to interact with Spanish-speakers on a daily basis.

Regard the following when deciding which course is best for you:

Useful Links to Study Spanish

Other Resources

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