Students are gradually immersed into the fundamentals of the Spanish language by learning and practicing oral, listening, reading and writing skills with an emphasis on developing conversation and comprehension skills as well as cultural awareness of Spanish-speaking countries.
Spanish is a global language spoken by over 400 million people around the world. It is the official language in 21 countries of which 19 are located in South America.
Spanish feeds a diverse group of Spanish-speaking countries with their own vibrant and rich cultures.
AC students gain from small class sizes and passionate instructors who foster a respectful, welcoming teaching and learning environment.
The Spanish curriculum integrates a framework of “ambitious teaching”, which reflects our commitment to our diverse population of students by both capitalizing on that diversity, knowledge, and experience and utilizing the strengths, advantages, and unique perspectives of our students.
Spanish is among the fastest-growing languages in Canada, and this is important to growing Canada’s economy.
It is taught in BC schools from Grades 5 through 12, so teachers with competency in Spanish are in high demand in BC schools.
Spanish can also enhance your future career prospects across diverse sectors such as government positions, tourism, media, arts, research, health care, and many other industries where cross-cultural communication skills are in high demand.
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Sara Ortega (MA, BA)
Sara completed her MA in Hispanic Studies at UBC in 2021. Since then, she has had teaching experiences at the University of British Columbia, the University of the Fraser Valley and now, Alexander College. Sara has a passion for storytelling. Specifically, focusing on the stories of first-generation immigrant Latinos. However, her passion for storytelling expands beyond the everyday novel and she strives to be able to share people’s stories through media platforms to reach a more diverse audience.