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Learn a new language, communicate with Spanish speakers, and gain a skill that will get you ahead in your career. At Johnson County Community College, we have Spanish courses to fit your experience level, whether you are learning Spanish for the first time or have studied for several years.

What Will I Learn in JCCC’s Spanish Courses?

Learn to read, write, speak and understand basic Spanish in as little as one semester. Spanish is the second most-spoken language in the United States and is widely spoken in more than 20 countries in the Americas and Europe. Your skills will be in demand.

In JCCC’s Spanish courses, you’ll study grammar, conversation, composition and the culture of Spanish-speaking countries. Focus on long-term learning to get the most out of your Spanish courses. Apply what you learn in class to everyday conversations with other Spanish speakers. Increase your fluency as you:

  • Enjoy an interactive classroom environment.
  • Write in Spanish about relevant topics in your daily life.
  • Listen to passages in Spanish to train your ear and gather information from speakers with diverse backgrounds.
  • Read and watch videos about the cultures of the Spanish-speaking regions of the world.
  • Visit our Spanish tutors in person or online for extra practice at no cost to you.

In addition to Elementary Spanish I and II and Intermediate Spanish I and II, you can take an occupational Spanish class to help you in the hospitality industry. As your skills and fluency improve, consider taking conversational Spanish to help you work with Spanish natives or to use when traveling.

If you grew up speaking Spanish but have little or no formal Spanish grammar training, Spanish for Heritage and Advanced Speakers of Spanish is specifically for you.

See our guidelines for enrolling in Spanish classes (PDF). You may also use this placement tool for enrolling in the right JCCC Spanish course.

Do you need to take the placement exam? See exam information on the main Foreign Language page.

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Why JCCC’s Spanish Courses?

You will find JCCC classes to be small and interactive, encouraging peer and small group collaboration.

As a Spanish student you can:

  • Take advantage of free tutoring in the Language Resource Center (LRC) or online.
  • Increase your fluency by using the LRC’s computer-based language programs.
  • Join the Spanish club, Amigos sin Fronteras, to practice your language skills with fellow students.
  • Meet native Spanish-speaking students through the International Club and make new friends.

There is no better way to practice your Spanish skills than with a Native Spanish speaker. Discover JCCC’s Study Abroad programs to study in Spanish-speaking parts of the world. If you’re fluent in

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Set yourself apart from other job candidates. A recent MIT study showed that knowing Spanish can increase your hourly earnings by 2 percent annually.

Use Spanish in careers such as:

  • translator
  • interpreter
  • law enforcement professional
  • teacher
  • hospitality manager
  • healthcare professional

Even fields like business and law benefit from fluent Spanish speakers since Latin American companies are some of the most important trading partners for the U.S.

Two years of Spanish meets the foreign language requirement for many bachelor’s degrees. Most Spanish courses at JCCC are guaranteed to transfer to all Kansas public postsecondary institutions. Learn more about our transfer services and transfer tips. 

Need help with career decisions? Visit the Career Development Center.

The cost of going to college can drastically impact your ability to succeed. At Johnson County Community College, we want our students to be able to afford a program that they love. That’s why we’re constantly working to make tuition more affordable for you.

Here’s what JCCC has to offer:

Textbook and other supply costs vary depending on your courses.

There are several things to consider when budgeting for college. Visit our Cost of Attendance page for detailed information.

Resources and Tools at JCCC

Being a student at JCCC means you have access to a range of services and resources to help you succeed. We offer professional tutoring and small, personalized class sizes. When you attend Johnson County Community College, your education truly matters.

The cost of going to school can be daunting. Fortunately, our Financial Aid office is here to help you through the process. Our counselors can help you find ways to fund your schooling, including scholarships and student loans, both of which can help to reduce the cost of your tuition every semester.

If you need help discovering what your passion will be post-graduation, our Career Development Center and Academic Counseling services are great support tools.

You can also further your education by transferring to a four-year school. JCCC is here to help make the transition to another college program easy and stress-free.