Undergraduate Program Information

Undergraduate Studies in Spanish

The major in Spanish is a liberal arts major that offers a wide range of courses in the language, literatures, and cultures of the twenty Spanish-speaking countries in Europe and Latin America. Today Spanish is the second language of the United States, one of the three most widely spoken languages in the world, and one of the five diplomatic languages of the United Nations. The program in Spanish provides students with the opportunity to acquire thorough linguistic proficiency as well as in-depth knowledge of cultural and literary topics. The Spanish major opens up a world of literature, history, philosophy, art and culture, and is an excellent preparation for careers in law, diplomacy, medicine, business, the arts, academics, journalism, and education. Students may also select Spanish as one of two majors, and should consult with the DUS about a specialized course of study. Read More…

Advanced Language Certificate in Spanish

ACTFL Assessments

DELE Spanish Diplomas

SIELE Exam and Certificiation

Spring 2022 Spanish & Portuguese Placement Exams

Online Placement Tests for Spring 2022 Semester: Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 9:00 am (ET) through Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 5:00 pm (ET). More information here

Registration Information

The department is no longer using pre-registration/preference selection for its language classes.

Yale College Spring 2022 course enrollment opens on November 18.

From November 18 through December 1 you will select your course section from Yale Course Search and will be prompted to request the permission of the Instructor.

All instructors permissions will be granted by December 8 .  

For instructions on how to request permission in Yale Course Search: Registering for Classes (see section for “When Instructor Permission is Required”)

General Registration Information

Undergraduate Studies in Portuguese

The major in Portuguese is a liberal arts major intended to develop competence in the Portuguese language and provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of the literatures and cultures of Portugal, Brazil, and African and Asian lands of Portuguese language or influence. Read More…