Spanish @ Adams State

Interested in improving your Spanish or just want to be more marketable?

Bilingualism is important in an increasingly global economy, and Spanish is one of the most spoken languages in the world.


Adams State offers a full major and minor language program in Spanish, as well as a program for secondary education.


Business professionals and medical personnel are just two types of people utilizing language skills to succeed in their industries:

Spanish For Business

 Business contacts that deal with the Spanish speaking population are more likely to have positive results when the business representative demonstrates a knowledge of the client's language and culture.

As a result, most companies who do business with the Spanish speaking population prefer employees who know the language of their clients.

Spanish For Medical Personnel

Medical clinics, hospitals, emergency centers and nursing care units routinely seek out employees who can speak Spanish.

Paramedics and other emergency personal consistently encounter situations where a knowledge of Spanish is crucial. An increasing number of doctors and nurses are including Spanish in their studies.

Other Potential Careers

  • Translator or Interpreter
  • News Analyst or Commentator
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Foreign Service officer
  • Elementary or Secondary school teacher
  • Adult Educator

Get Involved with El Parnaso

  • Learn about and help preserve Spanish culture.
  • Participate in one of the oldest organizations on campus.
  • Engage the community in cultural events such as Pan American Day and Dia de los Muertos.
  • Contact Dr. Eva Rayas-Solis
  • or (719) 587-7852

What sets us apart?

All of our Spanish courses are taught in accordance with the language communicative objectives established by ACTFL guidelines.

All Spanish language majors take a comprehensive exam in Speaking, Writing, Culture and Literature. Students wishing to teach Spanish must score a 2 (Advanced Level) or higher on the ACTFL scale. 

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