Spanish at Hope College
The liberal arts experience at Hope College seeks
to help each student grow as a competent, creative, and compassionate
person. Such a focus prepares students well for vocations or further
studies. Business and industry, professional schools, and government
agencies are increasingly emphasizing that a broad base of studies
in the liberal arts is the most significant vocational preparation
an undergraduate college can offer. As such, mastering a second
will open a world of possibilities to you! We hope you join us!
Here are seven great reasons to learn Spanish:
Spanish is the second language in the United States.
Already one quarter of the American population speaks the language.
A percentage that continues to increase annually in every single
As a student, you will be able to study abroad and
expand your vision of the world.
We live in multicultural communities. By becoming
fluent in Spanish you will be able to be a part of and participate
in both local and international affairs.
Needless to say, speaking Spanish will enhance your
resume making you an asset to any company. Globalization and technology
are eliminating cultural and social borders. A bilingual employee
has better work opportunities and is more likely to succeed in the
Studying a foreign language will improve your English
grammar and develop your interpretive skills.
You will develop a deeper appreciation of philosophy,
literature and the arts by learning a second language as all our
courses are geared towards giving students a wider appreciation of
all aspects of culture and society.
Moreover, by learning Spanish, you will be
able to understand some of the basic grammar and vocabulary of
languages such as French, Italian, and Portuguese. Once you have
mastered Spanish, then studying a third Romance language will
become a lot easier as all these languages share structures and