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SPAN 100, 101, 102, 105, 203, 204 and 401 are offered in Fall 2023 and SPAN 100, 102, 105, 203, 204 and 402 in Spring 2024. If Spanish was your high school language, you must take the online placement exam to determine the appropriate placement. Test credit (such as AP or IB) and college transfer credits can be used to satisfy the Global Language requirement, but still, you must take the Spanish placement exam. You may only take the online exam once. Should you experience a technical issue or have accommodations through Accessibility Resources & Service (ARS), please contact Dr. Hosun Kim.

Note that SPAN 100 is a review of level one and only available to students who took Spanish in high school and placed at this level. SPAN 101 is designed for true beginners and only available to students who studied a different language in high school. SPAN 105 is designed for students who completed at least two levels of Spanish but do not place into level three, SPAN 203. SPAN 105 provides an intensive review of levels one and two. It is not possible to place into SPAN 102 which is for students who completed SPAN 100 or 101 at UNC-CH. Students who transfer in credit for SPAN 101 should enroll in SPAN 105. SPAN 205 is a course for students who have grown up speaking Spanish and who place into SPAN 204 on the placement test.

For students who have experienced success learning other languages and wish to study Spanish, SPAN 401 and SPAN 402 are also options. SPAN 401 (levels one and two, Fall only) is designed for experienced language learners with no previous study of Spanish who wish to move quickly through beginning Spanish. SPAN 402 (levels three and four, Spring only) is designed for students who have completed SPAN 401 or who have excelled in SPAN 102 or 105 and wish to move more quickly through intermediate Spanish.

For students who place beyond SPAN 204, there are two courses available: SPAN 255 (Conversation I) and SPAN 261 (Advanced Spanish in Context).

Romance Studies also offers Spanish classes designed for heritage learners–students who have been exposed to Spanish in their homes or communities from a young age. These courses address the learning goals of students who have a personal connection to the Spanish language, expand their language skills for a variety of contexts, explore topics related to Latinx heritage and bilingualism, and build community on campus. Heritage learners who place into SPAN 204 in the placement test are encouraged to take SPAN 205. Heritage learners who place beyond SPAN 204 are encouraged to take SPAN 267 (Advanced Spanish in Context for Heritage Learners). (

For a complete listing of Spanish courses and course descriptions, consult

When you register for fall courses, you may enroll yourself if seats are available. Note that a set number of seats are reserved for each registration session. Any remaining seats will be released in August. If you have questions or concerns about your placement, please attend the first day of class and discuss those concerns with your instructor who will be happy to assist you. If you are unable to enroll, get on a waitlist as seats will become available during the drop/add period. Once waitlisted students are accommodated, remaining seats will be available on Connect Carolina. Due to high demand, the Spanish Language Program does not allow sitting in on classes (not officially enrolled).

If you have questions or concerns about enrollment in Spanish courses, contact Dr. Anastacia Kohl.