Spanish at OLLU
At OLLU, we specialize in programs related to the Hispanic culture and we attract many bilingual students. Spanish serves as the foundation for the Biliterate Certificate Program, which prepares students to function professionally in both English and Spanish. These programs have been designed to respond to the needs of our nation’s growing Hispanic/Latino population. The University offers a bachelor's degree in Spanish, a minor in Spanish and the Biliterate Certificate Program.
Students who major or minor in Spanish, as well as students pursuing a Biliterate Certificate, have the opportunity to join Sigma Delta Pi. It is the largest foreign-language society in existence and the only honor society devoted exclusively to students of Spanish in four-year colleges and universities. Students must meet certain academic requirements to join the society.
All students majoring in Spanish are required to complete a Summative Experience course. This capstone requires students to integrate the knowledge and skills previously learned in advanced Spanish courses. Guided by a Spanish faculty member, students will complete an individualized project on an independent study basis. Projects may involve research, reading, and report or creative writing. In addition, the second component of the Summative Experience requires that students take the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and the Language Testing International's Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Written Proficiency Test (WPT).
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Undergraduate degree options include the following with a minor in Spanish also available:
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Arts with All-Level Teaching Certification
Our Lady of the Lake University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Our Lady of the Lake University that fall under one of these areas: (1) to learn about the accreditation status of the institution, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the institution’s decennial review, or (3) to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement.