Why study Spanish?
- Spanish is a MAJOR international language that is spoken world-wide by around 400 million people across 4 continents.
- Spanish is set to overtake English and become the SECOND most widely-spoken language in the world (after Mandarin).
- Besides the 21 countries where Spanish is the official language, it is spoken by about 30% of the population of the US - and increasing!
- Spanish is one of the most widely-spoken languages in the Pacific Rim region.
- Spanish is the language of one of the world's fastest growing economic regions - Latin America - and is in INCREASING demand for business.
- Spanish is the official language of TWO of Australia's APEC partners (Chile and Mexico), and is spoken by about 20% of people in a third (Philippines).
- Spanish is one of the six official languages of the United Nations (UN).
- Spanish is an official language of the European Union (EU).
- Spanish is in demand in Australia - it is the 6th largest community language here and is required (amongst others) by QANTAS and the Department of Foreign Affairs.
Being able to speak Spanish will enhance your employment prospects.
You can study Spanish concurrently with your bachelor's degree by enrolling in the Diploma in Languages. If you already have a degree you can also enrol in this award.
- UOW Course Handbook - Spanish
- Subject Descriptions
- Spanish Study Abroad
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Why Learn Languages?
- Ten Foreign Language Study Tips
- Referencing and Citing
- Student Conduct Rules
- Useful Links
Research areas of the staff in Spanish Studies include the following:
- Medieval & Golden Age Spanish Literature
- Spanish-language narrative (short story & novel)
- Travel Narratives
Dr Alfredo Herrero De Haro
Lecturer in Spanish
Phone: 020421 3308
Fax: 02 4221 5328
The Language Centre is located at the southern end of Building 19 on the ground floor in room G100. Open: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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