Explore Spanish language, literature and culture.

Spanish Class

How can Spanish courses be used?

  • Minor in Spanish
  • Electives to complement your degree
  • Fulfilling your language requirement

Courses offered in Spanish cover language, literature and culture. The language-learning aspect of the program covers practical skills and daily application of Spanish, as well as skills that are transferable to a work environment and an academic setting.

Students have the option of spending a semester abroad studying and experiencing life in a Spanish-speaking environment.

Students in any program can take Spanish courses to fulfill their language requirement, take a minor in Spanish alongside their degree, or as electives to complement their degree.


The DELE diplomas, granted by Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Spanish Ministry of Education, are official and international accreditations of a person’s degree of proficiency in Spanish. The diplomas can be obtained by completing an examination that tests the candidate’s ability to read, write, speak and understand spoken Spanish, according to internationally standardized levels of competence established by the Council of Europe in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).


The DELE Diplomas are internationally recognized and enjoy great prestige – not only among public and private educational institutions and authorities, but also in the business world and chambers of commerce. The DELE diploma is a guarantee of linguistic competence in the Spanish language.

The diploma is valid indefinitely and does not have to be renewed.


The next examinations at UBC Okanagan will take place on:

May 25, 2019: Levels A1, A2, B1, and B2.

Please note that registration is now CLOSED for the May 25th DELE exam. Stay tuned for updates on future exam dates.

Registration period until March 27, 2019. Please complete the DELE Registration Form and email it to


  • A1 Beginners – $103.50
  • A2 Advanced Beginners – $120
  • B1 Intermediate – $145.50
  • B2 Advanced – $162

For more information and to register for an exam, please contact Dr. Diana Carter at 250-807-9844.

General information and sample materials can be found at or HERE.