• Spanish Language Certificate

    Our Spanish Language Certificate is for those who need to develop or improve their Spanish for use in the workplace or in everyday situations. It offers a variety of courses, from beginner to advanced, and covers reading, writing, listening and speaking.


    You may need to do a placement interview so we can determine your Spanish language proficiency and which course is most suitable for you to start with. You do not need to do a placement interview if you are registering for our LANG 9050 Spanish 1A course or if you have already completed the prerequisite(s) for the course in which you wish to register.

    Completion Details

    You must achieve a cumulative grade average of B (73%) or better to be eligible to request the certificate upon completion. You are generally expected to complete all the course requirements listed here, but please note these exceptions:

    • If we determine from your interview that you are at an intermediate or advanced level, you may be exempted from some of the courses.
    • If you have completed a Spanish language course at an accredited post-secondary institution within the last three years, you can apply for a course exemption so that you can advance to the next level.
    • Regardless of your circumstances, you must complete at least our LANG 9053 Spanish 2B course, our LANG 9074 Spanish 2C course and our advanced LANG 9055 Spanish Conversation and Pronunciation course to be eligible to request the certificate.

    Compulsory Courses (Six)