Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

General Coursework Description

Students will sign up for a total of 12-15 lower division credits in Spanish. Immersion into the Spanish and Catalan setting will occur with active participation in full-immersion, language and culture-based, university-level coursework.

Students are required to enroll in a minimum of 12 credits of SPA credit; students must complete SPA 202, SPA 250, or the equivalent prior to participation. Students will take classes, completely taught in Spanish, at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra as exchange students. Courses are offered through the Faculty of Translation and Interpretation.

Specific course options depend on the results of the placement test administered by UPF after students are accepted to the program. Most frequently, PCC students who have taken 201 or 202 test at the "intermedio" level, and enroll in the following courses:

  • Intermediate Spanish Language 3
  • Spanish-English Translation
  • Spanish Language Through Texts

In addition, students will enroll in at least 4 credits of online PCC coursework for the spring term to complete their full load of 12 credits.

Students who test at the Advanced level on the UPF placement test may have additional course options.