Harper College


The U.S. has the fifth largest Spanish-speaking population in the world

As a Harper student you'll have access to:

Our experienced instructors will lead you to a valuable level of proficiency and cultural understanding in a stimulating and supportive environment. Choose from a rich selection of lower division Spanish courses.

Spanish offerings include professional courses- Spanish for Nursing and Spanish for Law Enforcement.

Begin the path toward a minor or major in Spanish.

Students often complete their first two years of study at Harper College and then transfer their credits to a four-year institution.

What level course should I take?

If you wish to study Spanish, and do not have any experience in Spanish, register for a 101-level course.

If you have some knowledge of Spanish and plan to study Spanish at Harper College, click here for placement information.

Reasons to learn Spanish

There are 35 million Spanish speakers in the United States, and 40% of the population growth is among Spanish speakers. Spanish is the fourth most commonly spoken language in the world. Only Mandarin, English and Hindi have more speakers.

Spanish is the official language in 20 countries and is spoken in other countries where it is not considered the official language, for example, in Puerto Rico in the United States. Approximately 450 million people speak Spanish.


Last Updated: 4/8/24