World Languages and Cultures


Spanish is Central!

Everything you need to know about the Spanish Program at Central Washington University!

Spanish Students perform in their Marichi band for the World Languages Spring Celebration


The Department of World Languages’ six Spanish faculty offer courses on a wide variety of topics ranging from beginning Spanish language to phonetics, and Latino literature to translation
and interpretation.

Minor Requirements:

SPAN 251, 252, 253  (Second year Spanish)

SPAN 341  (Comp & Gram I)

*Must have 8 approved elective credits*

Major Requirements:

SPAN 251, 252, 253  (Second year Spanish)

SPAN 341 & 342 ( Comp & Gram I & II)

SPAN 301 ( Intro to Literature)

SPAN 310 (Civ & Culture)

Language Electives - 8 credits

Literature Electives - 8 credits

For Heritage Speakers Please see the Heritage Spanish Page

Check out the Study Abroad page for available programs!

Career Services

Spanish Placement Testing

To take the Spanish Placement Test, please contact Testing Services to set up an appointment:
Testing Services
Office Location: Bouillon 125
400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7427
Phone:(509) 963-1847
Fax:(509) 963-1849

Before taking the test, you'll need to pay a $25 fee at the CWU cashier's office. Take the receipt with you to Testing Services, along with photo ID.

After the test just email the Spanish advisor, Dr Rodney Bransdorfer at and he will inform you of the results.​