Language is a means to communicate not just words, but values, beliefs and customs. Studying another language opens you to other cultures while allowing you to gain a more profound understanding of your own culture and language.

Spanish in one of the two most spoken languages in the world, with 577 million speakers in 21 countries around the world.

Career Opportunities

  • Interpreter/Translator
  • Business/Tourism
  • Government/Diplomatic & International Relations
  • Education/post-secondary Education

Potential Educational Pathways for Spanish

Undergraduate programs

  • University transfer
  • Associate of Arts in languages
  • Bachelor of Spanish

Post-degree Studies

  • graduate school (Master’s degree & Doctoral degree)

You can study Spanish through the following NIC programs:

Spanish Courses

NIC offers Spanish in beginner and intermediate with a focus on specific skills such as oral communication, reading and writing.

Spanish Courses:

SPN 100/101

SPN 200/201

Meet the Faculty

Alix Carrel

Alix Carrel

Department Chair, Faculty

Humanities & Social Sciences

PhD, Comparative Literature and Languages (University of Paris, 2004)

Subjects: French, Spanish
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5000 ext. 4158 | Location TYE - 218