Spoken by 400 million people worldwide, Spanish is the official language of 21 countries, including Mexico, Cuba, and much of Central and South America. Learning to speak Spanish will help you make connections with local residents and deepen your experiences in Spanish-speaking countries, whether you are working, travelling or re-connecting with your family and heritage.

Our passionate and experienced instructors help you learn to speak Spanish in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Speak and interact with your classmates and build confidence in your Spanish skills using authentic and realistic scenarios. Our immersion classes are offered at a full range of levels, from beginner to advanced. Between classes, you can practise your skills using online resources chosen by your instructor to complement your in-class learning.

Courses and Programs



UBC Award of Achievement Program
The UBC Award of Achievement in Spanish helps you expand your knowledge of the Spanish language and increase understanding of Hispanic cultures. LEARN MORE

Spanish Translation

UBC Award of Achievement Program
The UBC Award of Achievement in Spanish/English Translation teaches you fundamental translation skills, enhances your writing and editing skills, and prepares you to work in the field. LEARN MORE

Spanish, Practical and Business

UBC Certificate Program
The UBC Certificate in Practical and Business Spanish helps you hone your Spanish language skills for a business environment. LEARN MORE