Spanish

  • Spanish
    Salamanca, Spain. Photo courtesy of Charlie Lane.

Qualifications

Overview

In the world today, Spanish speakers are as numerous as native speakers of English. The largest concentrations are in Spain, Central and Latin America, and the USA. In travel, culture, trade, cyberspace and sport, the Spanish language is a major player.

The Hispanic world is unified by its main official language, but it also represents a rich, complex and heterogeneous space with significant ethnic, cultural, linguistic, political and religious practices. Studying Spanish will give you an insight into this mix of old and new traditions which form the tapestry of Hispanic culture. It will also put you in a position to understand and participate in the economic and political transformations that connect even the remotest places in Latin America with our increasingly global environment.

Contact us

Department of Global, Cultural and Language Studies

Phone +64 3 369 3377Email artsdegreeadvice@canterbury.ac.nz

Location 4th Floor, Logie Building - see campus maps

Postal address College of Arts | Te Rāngai Toi Tangata  University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha Private Bag 4800 Christchurch 8140 New Zealand

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