Spanish, BA

College of Arts and Sciences

About the Program Why should I study Spanish?

The importance of the Spanish language is an undisputed fact in our 21st century global community. Spoken by 400 million people, it is the second language of the Western Hemisphere. It is also the language of more than 22 countries.

At Barry University, Spanish majors will be surrounded by a diverse Hispanic community. Studying Spanish in a region known as the ‘gateway to South America' will provide unprecedented opportunities for students interested in pursuing careers in education, business, international affairs, government, law, communication, history and philosophy. And it goes without saying that our students can practice speaking Spanish every day – on and off campus!

The Spanish program at Barry strives for proficiency in four basic skills including listening, speaking, reading and writing, as well as a deeper understanding of the Hispanic culture. 

Just as the Internet has changed the sense of distance between countries around the world, the study of language will further enhance the way we transmit and receive information in all areas of our lives.

Knowing another language will not only expand your range of personal opportunities but will give you important job-related skills and knowledge for that competitive edge in today's job market.

Spanish literature classes are offered to expose students to the major works of Spanish and Hispanic-American literature, and to the philosophical, historical, and cultural background of each work

In addition, all language classes have a required laboratory component, monitored by a specialized instructor.

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The major is designed to give students from a variety of backgrounds an opportunity to acquire knowledge of the theories, methods, and practices of translation and interpretation so they can pursue careers as translators or interpreters or engage in graduate studies in the field.


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    Developing Translation and Interpretation Skills in Spanish and English

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    Participating in Multilingual Communities at Home and Around The World

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    Acquiring Knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures

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    Connecting with Other Disciplines and Acquiring Information


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Department of English and Foreign Languages Studio for Languages and Cultures

Barry University’s Studio for Languages and Cultures supports faculty, staff, and students in learning foreign languages and raises their cultural awareness of countries where modern languages are spoken.

The Studio also acts as a testing center for the internationally recognized exam, SIELE.

To educate and expand perspectives, the Studio partners with established Miami cultural nonprofit organizations like FUNDarte, Miami Light Project (MLP), and Centro Cultural Espanol (CCE).

Barry is the perfect place to explore the cultural values, practices, and heritages of other countries. We have one of the most diverse campuses in the nation in an extremely culturally varied city. Approximately 78 different nationalities are represented here at Barry!

Some of the activities organized by the Studio include:


Conferes & Master Classes


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Music & Movie Festivals


Cultural Series


Cultural Field Trips


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