Online Language Courses

Student Eligibility

Online courses are available for both degree-seeking and non-degree seeking students.  Current students can enroll through UAccess.  Non-degree seeking and students from other universities will need to contact Arizona Online.  

Online Course Format

The Spanish and Portuguese Department offers students the opportunity to complete a Spanish Minor or Major 100% online with 15 week and 7.5 week (accelerated courses) options. The course content is divided into modules that will be released every Monday morning. Students who are enrolled in accelerated courses will have to turn in assignments on Wednesdays and Sundays. Students who are in 15-week classes will have to turn in assignments on Sundays at 11:59pm (AZ time).

The online courses are asynchronous, meaning that there are not scheduled meeting times. However, the 100 and 200-level courses (and some of the 300 level courses) will require students to work within their personal schedule to set up 1-1 meeting times for the following activities:

  • weekly partner dialogues in which they will practice speaking in Spanish.  
  • midterm and final oral exams

Arizona Online gives you the freedom to earn your degree, your way. Learn from the same professors, enjoy the same resources, and earn the same degree. All from the comfort of home.

International Exchange Opportunities

The Arizona Online Spanish Program offers students the opportunity to work with Latin American partners at every level of their learning process to develop language and intercultural competency skills.

The following International Exchange Modules are incorporated into these courses:

  • SPAN 251   Global Citizenship Skills 
  • SPAN 325   Work and the Bilingual Professional 
  • SPAN 330   Social Justice in Latin America
  • SPAN 449  Community & the Borderlands


Apply to the Online B.A. in Spanish
Arizona Online

B.A. in Spanish

Degree Requirements

7 Required Courses

  • PORT 305A Portuguese for Spanish Speakers
    PORT 325A Intermediate Grammar and Conversation
    SPAN 325 Intermediate Grammar and Writing
    SPAN 330 Intermediate Conversation
    SPAN 341 Translation and Interpretation: Social Justice and Practice
    SPAN 350 Introduction to Hispanic literature.
    SPAN 360 Spanish Structure


Choose 5 elective courses from the following list

  • SPAN 371 Spanish for Business and Economics
    SPAN 425 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition/li>
    SPAN 441 Children's Literature in Spanish
    SPAN 449D Topics in Border Studies
    SPAN 471 Spanish for the Classroom Teacher of Spanish



Online Program Director
Dr. Carmen King de Ramírez