Skip to main content

About This Micro-Credential

The Spanish flag

Does your career expose you to another language? Or maybe learning a foreign language is on your bucket list? The Start Speaking Spanish micro-credential is designed to teach linguistic skills at the intermediate-low proficiency level as defined by ACTFL (the American Council on Teaching Foreign Language).

Learn How to Apply

Skills You Will Gain

Foreign Languages


Speaking Spanish

Oral and Written Communication

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the topic and related information in short informational and fictional texts.
  • Identify the main idea in short conversations.
  • Create simple sentences and ask appropriate follow-up questions during interactions.
  • Discuss familiar topics by creating simple sentences and asking appropriate follow-up questions.
  • Present personal information using simple sentences.
  • Express preferences and explain feelings about familiar topics using simple sentences.

Required Courses

  • SPI 101 - Elementary Spanish I
  • SPI 102 - Elementary Spanish II
  • SPI 201 - Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPI 202 - Intermediate Spanish II

Please note: Students with prior study of the language can take the WebCAPE placement test to test into 102 or higher courses, and receive free retroactive credit for the courses they skip as part of our World Language Incentive Program (WLIP).

Offered in face-to-face format


Jennifer Bachner, PhD
Dr. Caryn Connelly
Start Speaking Spanish, First semester offered: Fall 2019


Northern Kentucky University
Local: +1 (859) 572-5825