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Self-Paced Language Courses

Online Spanish

Self-Paced Online Courses (SPOC) are eligible for Federal Financial Aid, Federal Student Loans, and will apply to full-time or part-time enrollment status.

SPOC courses are available for Elementary Spanish I and II-SPAN 1114 and SPAN 1224-and offer flexibility for students that find that the traditional campus courses don't fit their schedules and that aren't able to enroll in full-term online courses due to the limited enrollment in those sections. With your text, a computer and an Internet connection, you can work on the course at home, on weekends, late at night, or even on vacation. SPOC courses also enable you to work at your own pace and convenience.

Most SPOC terms are 8-week blocks, although 6-week blocks are sometimes available. As a self-paced learning option, students may not need the entire 6 or 8 weeks to complete assignments.

SPOC Spanish is ideal if you have some previous study of Spanish, but don't think you're prepared to pass the CLEP test. You can move more quickly through material that is familiar and take more time reviewing less familiar topics. While you enjoy the freedom to work independently, you’ll still benefit from access a full-time faculty member in the language. If you haven’t studied a language before, SPOC Spanish can still work for you if you can dedicate time to studying and make use of study resources and faculty tutors available in the free online Spanish Learning Community.

SPOC Spanish covers the same learning objectives as campus and full-online regular-term sections of the courses, so student successfully complete SPOC Spanish courses can be confident that they have studied learning objectives needed to prepare for the next course in the Spanish course sequence. The SPOC Spanish textbook is the same as the one used in full-term online courses, but may be different than that used for campus-based sections. Although you won't have the same opportunities to practice speaking with classmates as students in campus-based Spanish, lab exercises and other course assignments will help you develop listening and speaking skills.

Online French

Enrollment in Closed Web Sections:

Thank you for your interest in our online language courses. The demand for these courses is high and all sections fill quickly as you undoubtedly have discovered. Unfortunately, we cannot grant permission to enroll in closed sections because we are unable to support overload enrollment in any of the online courses.

Please do not email instructors or the Modern Languages office requesting permission to enroll in closed online course as instructors will not give permission and cannot respond to all the individual requests for permission that they receive. Instead, you may add yourself to the waitlist for the online course you would like to take.

Remember that if you have prior study of French, you may be able to earn credit for FRCH 1114, FRCH 1224, and FRCH 2113 through CLEP testing. Call Testing Services at 974-2388 or visit the CLEP testing link on the MLLCS department web page for more information.

Online and Hybrid Spanish

Enrollment in Closed Web Sections:

Thank you for your interest in our online language courses. The demand for these courses is high and all sections fill quickly as you undoubtedly have discovered. Unfortunately, we cannot grant permission to enroll in closed sections because we are unable to support overload enrollment in any of the online courses.

Please do not email instructors or the Modern Languages office requesting permission to enroll in closed online course as instructors will not give permission and cannot respond to all the individual requests for permission that they receive. Instead, you may add yourself to the waitlist for the online course you would like to take.

In the event that you cannot enroll in one of the web courses, multiple on-campus Monday-Thursday courses are offered most hours throughout the morning and afternoon and several Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday courses are offered from 5:30-7:20 PM and 7:30-9:20 PM, so there is sure to be something to fit your scheduling needs.

If those options do not work for you, UCO also offers self-paced Elementary Spanish I (SPAN 1114) and Elementary Spanish II (SPAN 1224). Visit Center for eLearning and Connected Environments for more information.

Remember that if you have prior study of Spanish, you may be able to earn credit for SPAN 1114, SPAN 1224, and SPAN 2113 through CLEP testing. Call Testing Services at 974-2388 or visit the CLEP testing link on the MLLCS department web page for more information.