In English, Welcome! to Lower Columbia College's online Spanish courses, Vistas (first-year sequence) and Enfoques (second-year sequence). The hard-copy textbooks and online Maestro Supersites for these courses are designed by Vista Higher Learning, one of the most widely known university-level Spanish textbook publishers worldwide.
Get Started with Vistas en línea
How to Proceed (printable pdf)
Vistas may be taken for college credit (5 credits each level), as Spanish for the Workplace (3 credits each level), or as an audited course for learning everyday Spanish. By the end of the first five credits, most beginners will understand enough Spanish to follow a conversation and participate in basic exchanges. Students pursuing Spanish for the Workplace may also arrange for specialized vocabulary supplements. Enfoques, the second-year course, reviews and builds upon first-year grammar principles while adding vocabulary, literature, and cultural activities. More information about Workplace Spanish at LCC.
One of the key features of Vistas and Enfoques is students' ability to hear Spanish from native speakers and thereby develop listening comprehension, which eventually becomes written and spoken expression of the language. Students with previous Spanish develop fluency and reinforce grammar proficiency. Exercises and activities are carefully sequenced for skill-building and success. Also included are an interactive dictionary, an electronic verb wheel, and a grammar reference guide. Students may follow the sequence page by page or, as with a paper textbook, skip pages and return as desired.
An added convenience of LCC's first-year program is the freedom to switch from an online section to a classroom section, and vice versa. If you find that online learning isn't comfortable, let
know so you can join a class. Classroom sections use the same curriculum.
- Work at your own pace, privately and comfortably
- Record your own voice and listen to yourself speaking Spanish
- Connect with other online students with interactive activities
- Instructor is available to accommodate most students' hectic schedules
- LCC online technical staff is available to help you manage the e-textbook
- Study guides tell what to expect on each exam
- LCC's Spanish tutors are trained to assist with online learning
- Visit any classroom section or switch to a classroom section
Online Technical Staff
Need help? Don't hesitate to contact the eLearning Office at 360.442-2520. Ask for Eduardo.
Instructor of Spanish and English