Spanish Department


Spanish is one of many world languages taught at De Anza. We provide a wide range of course levels to meet the needs of our students, including introductory and/or elementary sequences for all foreign languages offered, and intermediate and advanced courses for some.


In the Academic Year 2009-2010 and subsequently, the Conversational Spanish course offerings were suspended with the statewide budget crisis for post-secondary schools, based on historically low class enrollments.

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If you have studied a language at another institution, please see the detailed instructions in the World Languages Prerequisite ClearanceIf you would like to speak or email a Spanish language instructor, please see our Spanish department faculty list.

Please follow these general rules to decide which course level is best for you.

  • One year of high school language is equal to one quarter of De Anza language. For example, if you took Spanish 1 & 2 in high school, you can continue with Spanish 3 at De Anza.

  • Review the Spanish course catalog and current schedule of classes (see links on left menu).

  • See our Intercultural/International Studies Division Frequently Ask Questions page for more information about taking a language class at De Anza.



If you inadvertently reached this department Web site while searching for the International Students Office, please visit the International Students Web site for further assistance.

Building: MCC-14
Contact: Jo Ann Okabe-Kubo
Phone: 408.864.8769

Last Updated: 7/15/14