Español ~ Spanish


The World Languages Department offers a variety of Spanish courses that can be taken in different formats.  Courses are offered on campus, online, on television and in study abroad trips.

First semester Spanish

Span 101  Spanish I  (5 units)

Span 101A  Spanish IA  (3 units)

Span 101B  Spanish IB  (3 units)

Second semester Spanish

Span 102  Spanish II  (5 units)

Third semester Spanish

Span 201  Spanish III  (5 units)  

Span 211 Spanish for Heritage Speakers I  (5 units)

Fourth semester Spanish

Span 202  Spanish IV  (5 units)

Span 212 Spanish for Heritage Speakers II  (5 units)

Span 235  Spanish Writing and Conversation  (3 units)

Degree and Certificate Program                          AA-T in Spanish

AA-T in Spanish – Course Requirements

In addition to the general education courses required, the following five (5) courses in Spanish are required:

Spanish 101*  (5 units)

Spanish 102*  (5 units)

Spanish 201    (5 units)    or    Spanish 211  Spanish for Heritage Speakers (5 units) 

Spanish 202    (5 units)    or    Spanish 212  Spanish for Heritage Speakers (5 units) 

Spanish 235    (3 units) 

*For students who have NOT taken Spanish 101 or 102 at Palomar, it may be possible to use Credit by Exam to meet these requirements.  

Students who have already taken the required courses may apply for the degree beginning in Fall 2016.  

The "AA-T” degree is a new type of degree.  The “T” indicates                     that students who receive this degree may use this as a way to help them transfer to a 4-year university.  There are many more reasons why students should consider receiving an AA-T in Spanish.  If you are interested in the degree, please meet with your counselor as soon as possible.

Online and Hybrid classes in Spanish

Spanish HYBRID Classes

Vistas Supersite/WebSAM tutorial for students

Vistas Supersite/WebSAM tutorial for instructors


The Spanish program

Faculty and program coordinators:

Prof. Gladys Gómez

(760) 744-1150, ext 2688

Dr. Kathleen Sheahan

(760) 744-1150, ext. 3268

Prof. Carlos Pedroza

  1. (760)744-1150, ext. 2260

Dr. Elena Villa

(760) 744-1150  ext. 3263

Office H-202g

Dr. Scott Nelson

(760) 744-1150  ext. 3262

Office H-201b

Department Quick Links

Language Links for students studying Spanish

Most Popular - Learn Spanish: A FREE Online Tutorial

               Colby site for Spanish Grammar  Great site!

         Destinos   Streaming Video (52 -1/2 hour lessons)

        E-Spanish Vocabulary, grammar and games in Spanish!

               BBC Spanish site Learning games and video clips

Spanish Reference - Directory of Translation Dictionaries

        Real Academia Española Advanced students Translations and definitions                              

        Glosario de Términos Literarios A glossary of literary terms

        Conjugation Trainer > Present Tense - Spanish - learn it online

        Verbix--Conjugate Verbs conjugating tool

Spanish Vocabulary

        Vocabulix Vocabulary trainer

        QUIA - Spanish Spanish games and quizzes

        Transitional Words to Aid in Composition

        Spanish Flash Cards - Spanish Flashcards

        Business Spanish Covers business themes, cultural aspects                

        Vocabulary: The Most Common Spanish Words

        Lingolex-Learn Spanish Vocabulary plus a chat room

        Rules of accentuation in Spanish

Spanish Grammar

               Colby site for Spanish Grammar  Great site!

        Vocabulix Conjugation trainer

        Direct commands in Spanish

        Double Object pronouns in Spanish

        Reglas de Acentuación del Español

        Taking the Confusion Out of Por and Para

        Learning Spanish: Accents in Spanish

Spanish Other         

        Profesor Becker  Source of online activities and resources.  

        Hot Internet Sites en Español!   Hotlist of Spanish resources                 - Learn Spanish: A FREE Online Tutorial Official Tourist Website from Spain

               SUEÑA  "Español sin barreras" textbook web page

Quick Links for Spanish Students

blackboard  for class syllabi & assignments

Vistas Online  for more Spanish practice

VHL Direct  to buy your book

VISTAS   Supersite for class assignments

Department Quick Links