Spanish in the Workplace

Census data from 2020 demonstrates a continuing trend of Spanish speakers making NEPA their home. Continuing Education courses in Spanish help to make workplaces more safe and accessible and give employers a competitive edge in welcoming a burgeoning population to their products, services, and workforce.

Our Spanish in the Workplace courses facilitate dialogue and foster a sense of appreciation of the Spanish language and the people who speak it. Dialects and cultural elements figure into the courses as well. Students will actively read, write, listen to, and speak in Spanish.

Rather than using the typical vocabulary sets and textbook exercises, our Spanish courses instead focus on words and conversations that are likely to occur in the workplaces of the participants. Course vocabulary varies each time the course is offered and is tailored to the needs of the students in the class. For instance, prior offerings have included terms and conversations related to customer service, medical intake forms, and essentials of manufacturing safety. With this real-world practice, students gain the competence and the confidence to use their knowledge inside and outside of the workplace.

Who should attend: Managers, supervisors, classroom educators, health-care practitioners, and other business professionals who benefit from learning to speak Spanish, as well as anyone else who wants to learn the language, be it for travel, work, or awareness.

Spanish in the Workplace: Level 1 

This course is shorter in length than a typical college-level Spanish 101 course; however, it is similar in scope. It is assumed that attendees have little or no previous practice with the language. The course teaches basic grammar points and builds pronunciation skills. Students will become proficient in basic Spanish greetings and courtesies, and they will be able to understand and answer basic questions in Spanish.

Registration Information

Dates: September 14, 2023 - November 9, 2023
Times: Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. (Last class on November 9 will be 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m)
Location: Online instructor-led training via Zoom videoconferencing
Cost: $359 per person

REGISTER FOR SPANISH IN THE WORKPLACE LEVEL 1Please contact 570-963-2600 or email [email protected] to be placed on our mailing list or for more information.

Spanish in the Workplace: Level 2 

This Spanish workshop will refresh and reinforce the topics covered in Level 1. The class will continue conjugating verbs in the present tense along with gaining a general sense of the past and future tenses of the Spanish language. At the end of the course, students will be able to carry on a simple conversation without consulting a dictionary.

Course Schedule and Registration Information

Dates: TBD
Times: Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. (Last class will be 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.)
Location: Online instructor-led training via Zoom videoconferencing
Cost: $359 per person

REGISTRATION Information:  Please contact 570-963-2600 or email [email protected] to be placed on our mailing list.

Spanish in the Workplace: Level 3

This workshop begins by reviewing the basics of Spanish presented in Levels 1 and 2. (It is expected that students enter the Spanish class with a rudimentary understanding of pronunciation and the present tense.) The differences between the two past tenses (preterite and imperfect) will be explored, along with further practice of future tenses. Notes on culture will be added to each session, and the workshop will be adjusted according to the needs of class participants.

Dates: TBD

Note: The University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.