Language. Culture. Education. 

Spanish Education: K-12

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Go beyond language as you master linguistics, literature, and culture through Spanish Education at NGU. 

Ranked College in SC
NGU ranked #6 on WalletHub’s list of “Best Colleges in South Carolina” (2021)
Average Class Size
Collaborate with your peers. Network with your professors. Connect to countless resources and career opportunities. All thanks to NGU’s smaller class sizes.
Language-based Minors
American Sign Language(ASL). French. Linguistics. Spanish. TESOL. Take your love of language even further with an optional minor of your choosing.

Spanish Education – In and Out of the Classroom

Interact with people from Spanish-speaking cultures and backgrounds. Explore Spanish art and literature as you master the language. And, most importantly, teach others to do the same.

Prepare for a career in Spanish Education. K-12 Spanish teacher and tutor, of course. But also, intercultural ministry worker or missionary. Even work as a translator for international corporations and government agencies (like the FBI or CIA).

Experience Learning Immersed In Spanish Culture

Study Abroad

Language is about more than linguistics, phonetics, grammar, and composition. It’s about art, history, culture, and connection. Travel to either Spain or South America. Live with a Spanish-speaking host family. Maximize your learning experience as you immerse yourself in the Spanish language and culture. 








Practice What You Teach

Observe real-world teachers and students. Participate in actual classroom studies and discussions. Teach lessons in local public schools. Receive critical feedback from expert mentors. It’s student teaching, elevated at NGU. 








Cross-Cultural Ministry

Attend local Hispanic-speaking churches. Serve and worship with fellow Christians in a language, culture, and community outside your own. Witness the beauty of God’s diverse kingdom as you fine-tune your Spanish-speaking skills. 

Language Beside Experienced & Faithful Teachers

Michelle Heard, M.A.
Spanish Instructor
Jeremy Parks
Instructor, American Sign Language
Keris Suttles, M.A.
Instructor of Spanish and Linguistics
Ben Coates, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish
Liliane Toss, Ph.D.
Professor of French

A Technical (and Practical) Approach to Spanish Education

  • Spanish Education Year 1

    Year 1 Example Courses

    • English Composition and Rhetoric
    • Western Civilization I or II
    • Contemporary Mathematics
    • Spanish II and III
    • Introduction to Education
    • English Composition and Literature
    • Introduction to Linguistics
    • Foundations of Education
  • Spanish Education Year 2

    Year 2 Example Courses

    • Spanish IV
    • Foundations of Reading
    • Educational Psychology
    • Oral Communication
    • Intermediate Spanish Grammar and Composition
    • Intermediate Spanish Conversation
    • Physical Science Elective
    • Integration of Technology
  • Spanish Education Year 3

    Year 3 Example Courses

    • Advanced Spanish Conversation
    • Spanish Linguistics
    • The Exceptional Learner
    • Curriculum Development
    • Classroom Mgmt.
    • Advanced Spanish Grammar & Composition
    • Intro to Spanish Lit.
    • Spanish Phonetics
    • World Language Methodology
  • Spanish Education Year 4

    Year 4 Example Courses

    • Reading and Writing in Content Area
    • Spanish Culture and Civilization
    • Spanish Senior Seminar
    • Spanish Literature Elective
    • World Religions

Elevate Your Perspective

You’ll also take Chapel every semester, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. You earn credit through attendance, and each course counts as half a credit. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

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