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Learning Spanish helps you earn more money, converse with customers, business people, and others who speak little English. At Highland, students learn the language beyond the instructional setting by focusing on communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities. Students can apply skills and understandings to future careers and experiences. Language courses are taken sequentially, and each course is designed to transfer to Illinois and out-of-state 4-year institutions. Spanish at Highland includes a small student-teacher ratio, which is taught by a native Spanish speaker who believes in making learning fun.

Each course is designed to transfer to Illinois and out-of-state institutions. Students who have some Spanish experience may start at higher course level, depending on the Instructor’s recommendations. To learn more, please schedule an appointment with Cristina Szterensus, Spanish Instructor, at 815-599-3595 or cristina.szterensus@highland.edu.

Career Field

Enhance your marketability as bilingual candidates always have an edge. Workers who can speak Spanish are in demand for both low and high skilled positions. So, learning Spanish will give you a head start in having a desirable and higher paying job. Language skills supplement degrees in business, education, industry, science, technology, and professional areas.

Spanish Contacts

Cristina Szterensus, English and Spanish Instructor
Vicki Schulz, Student Advisor
Jim Phillips, Dean of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Fine Arts (AA)

Degrees

Associate of Arts (Program Outcomes)

Scholarship Opportunities


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Learning Spanish will help you earn more money, converse with customers, business people, and others who speak little English.

Enhance your marketability as bilingual candidates always have an edge. Illinois has 2.2 million Spanish speakers, and the number is growing around 40% each year! 79% of American recruiters cited Spanish as the language most in demand by employers.* Workers who can speak Spanish are in demand for both low and high skilled positions. So, learning Spanish will give you a head start in having a desirable and higher paying job.

Some say you can never fully understand your native language until you can speak another language. At Highland, we help you have a wider vision on the world by discovering new traditions, holidays, and cultures. Learning Spanish will help you when you travel through Spain or Latin America meeting local Spanish speakers and enjoying a new culture.

Let us help you get started today by learning Spanish at Highland with a great student-teacher ratio taught by a native Spanish speaker who believes fun and communication should be part of learning. Just tap the button to schedule a tour and meet with the instructor.

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* “Not Lost in Translation: The Growing Importance of Foreign Language Skills in the U.S. Job Market”

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