WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$246 /year
Applications Begin:10 January, 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Performing Arts
Campus:Legon campus
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020
Programme Overview

Spanish is the second most commonly spoken language in the world with an estimated 500 million speakers spread across Latin America, Spain and Africa.

A constantly evolving language occupying a privileged position in the world, Spanish, is undoubtedly one of the languages that offer a wide array of opportunities to those who speak it. It is also an official language of the United Nations and other affiliated international organisations.

This programme will groom you in a rich Hispanic culture and tradition and add one more international language to your linguistic repertoire. Its career prospects are bright and with Spanish-speaking countries – Spain and Argentina dominating world football, the study of Spanish has become even more rewarding.

With the Spanish language classified as a preferred international language by the UN, career opportunities in diplomacy and politics are enormous.

Presently, football, Mexican and Venezuelan telenovelas as well as musical trends such as salsa have all contributed immensely in developing an interest for Spanish and the Spanish culture.

Students are assessed through a combination of in-class and take-home assignments, end- of-semester examinations and projects. TEACHING METHODS; Class discussion, translation workshops, assignments, oral and written assessments.

At the end of this programme students will
• Be proficient in speaking, writing and reading Spanish.
• Be able to translate and interpret with an acceptable level of accuracy and adequacy to and from Spanish documents and texts culled from various domains.
• Demonstrate an understanding of Hispanic Literature and culture as well as its politics and economy.
• Demonstrate deeper insights into Hispanic culture, history and geography.


LEVEL 100 (First Year)

Course Code Course Description Course Credit
SPAN 111 Introduction To Spanish Language 2
SPAN 112 Rudiments Of Spanish Grammar 2
SPAN 113 Oral:  Pronunciation And Stress Patterns 2
SPAN 114 Oral:  Reading Exercises And Comprehension 2
SPAN 115 Introduction To Spanish History 2
SPAN 116 Introduction To Spanish Literature 2
The Courses available in Level 200 are compulsory for all students
SPAN 221 Spanish Grammar And Translation 2
SPAN 222 Spanish Usage And Translation 2
SPAN 223 Oral:  Reading And Communication Drills 2
SPAN 224 Oral:  Exercises In Tone Modulation
(The Spanish Lilt) And Self-Expression 2
SPAN 225 Aspects Of Language And Civilization Of
Spain And Latin America 2
SPAN 226 Aspects Of Spanish Literary History 2
MAJOR:      At least 24 Credits by the end of the year
COMBINE:    At least 18 Credits by the end of the year
MINOR:       At least 14 Credits by the end of the year
SPAN 331 Aspects Of  Spanish Grammar And Text Commentary: Prose 2
SPAN 332 Aspects Of Spanish Grammar And Stylistic Analysis: Poetry 2
SPAN 333 Exercises In Reading, Comprehension And Oral Expression 1
SPAN 334 Oral:  Structural Drills And Vocabulary 1
SPAN 335 Golden Age Spanish Drama 2
SPAN 336 Golden Age Spanish Novel 2
SPAN 337 Translation Exercises And Aspects Of Spanish Structure 2
SPAN 338 Translation Exercises And Spanish Usage 2
SPAN 339 Spanish Literature Of The 19th Century 2
SPAN 342 Spanish Literature Of The 20th Century: Prose 2
SPAN 343 French Influence In 18th Century Spain 2
SPAN 344 Latin American Literature: Prose 2
SPAN 345 Latin American Studies 2
SPAN 346 Miguel De Cervantes And His Epoque 2
SPAN 347 Spain Of The Civil War And Its Aftermath 2
MAJOR:        At least 24 Credits by the end of the year
COMBINE:     At least 18 Credits by the end of the year
SPAN 441 Advanced Course In Spanish Grammar And Aspects 2
 Of Emotive Expression
SPAN 442 Advanced Course In Spanish Grammar And 2
SPAN 443 Advanced Oral Usage Of Lexical And 1
Grammatical Structures
SPAN 444 Text-Based Comprehension Exercises And Exposés 1
Aspects Of Emotive Expression 2
SPAN 445 Spanish Romanticism And Related Areas Of Creativity 2
SPAN 446 Spanish Literature Of The 20th Century: Poetry 2
SPAN 447 The Theory Of Translation And Translation Exercises 2
SPAN 448 Translation Exercises And Language Proficiency 2
SPAN 400 Long Essay/Creative Writing 4
SPAN 449 The Modernismo 2
SPAN 452 Stylistics And Text Commentary 2
SPAN 453 Language:  Morphology, Syntax And Semantics 2
SPAN 454 The Spanish Comedia 2
SPAN 455 Influence Of The Classics 2
SPAN 456 La Generacion Del ’98 2
SPAN 457 Theory Of Literature 2
SPAN 458 Latin-American Literature:  The Poetry Of Nicolás Guillén 2
SPAN 459 Spain:  The Historical And Infra Historical Purvue 2
SPAN 462 Medieval Spain 2
SPAN 463 Spanish Golden Age Poetry 2
SPAN 464 La Generacion Del ’27 2
SPAN 465 Selected Topics I 2
SPAN 466 Selected Topics II 2
Admission Requirements

For Ghanaian Students:

In determining eligibility for admission to Level 100 programmes, applicants’ aggregate score in the three core and three elective subjects as indicated below shall not exceed 24.

• Core Mathematics, English and Social Studies
• Three Electives.

The programme is open to applicants interested in the Performing Arts with aggregate 12 or better. They will be expected to attend an audition or interview.

For International Students:
West Africa WASSCE:

Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics &a Social Science subject.

Electives: Credit passes in any Three (3) Elective subjects

The programme is open to applicants interested in the Performing Arts with aggregate 24 or better. They will be expected to attend an audition or interview.

American High School:

American High School Grade 12
An applicant for admission to a degree programme in the University of Ghana must have and a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0

Cambridge ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels:
GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry requirements:

Passes in any Three (3) ‘A’ Level subjects

Applicants must have the following subjects to qualify to read the under listed courses:

Economics, Mathematics or Statistics – ‘A’ Level Mathematics
Computer Science – ‘A’ Level Mathematics
French – ‘A’ Level French
English – ‘A’ Level English Literature
Geography – ‘A’ Level Geography

International Baccalaureate:

  • Applicants must have at least Grade 4 in any Three (3) HL subjects
  • In addition, they must have at least Grade 4 in English Language/Literature (SL) and Mathematics (SL).
Application Process
Application Fees for Ghanaian students: $34
Application Fees for International students: $105

University of Ghana online application E-VOUCHERS can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢200.00 at the following banks: Ecobank, Republic Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Ghana Commercial Bank, Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), Prudential Bank and Fidelity Bank. Ghanaian applicants in the following categories are expected to apply using the E-VOUCHER:

WASSSCE/SSSCE Applicants and Ghanaians with Foreign Background
WASSCE/SSSCE applicants and Ghanaians who apply with foreign qualifications from schools which write the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the IGCSE such as Alpha Beta, Faith Montessori International School, Ghana International School, New Nation International School, SOS – Hermann GMEINER International College and Tema International School etc., should do the following:

At any of the Banks listed above, applicants will be required to indicate their names, mobile phone numbers and e-mail addresses on the bank voucher before they are served. Those without e-mail addresses will however not be disadvantaged. A confirmation of their Pin will be sent to their mobile phones. After purchasing the e-voucher, applicants should CAREFULLY follow the instructions given. After the application has been submitted on-line, the e-voucher should be kept in a safe place as it may be required by applicants when accessing their admission status at a later date.

After buying the e-voucher, Diploma/HND to Degree applicants are expected to scan and attach the following documents to their online application forms:

Diploma/HND transcripts
Where applicable, certified copies of ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level certificates/result slips
The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/results slips should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application form.

International applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad should NOT buy the e-voucher. They should use the following this link to access the online application form for completion and submission.

Online Application for International & Ghanaians Abroad Undergraduate applicants

All applicants are expected to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00.This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the University of Ghana ECOBANK Account.

Details of the Account are:

Account Name: University of Ghana Foreign Students Fees
Account Number: 2441000716652
Bank Details: Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch

or International Transfer through Ecobank (2441000716652 or 1441000716647

or Payment with Credit Card on the GT payment platform.

The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/ results slips should be scanned into one PDF or Word document and attached to the application form.

Note that no application will be processed without proof of payment of the fee.

Career Opportunities

UG’s BA degree in Spanish opens the door to a wide variety of careers. Many graduates have gone into teaching and translating. A lot more have also embarked upon successful careers in business and commerce, industry, the civil service and the media. There are also internship opportunities available to students and graduates in Latin American embassies and non-governmental organizations. The expected skills gained with the study of modern languages – cultural awareness, communication, and accuracy and planning and logical analysis – are highly valued by employers from all sections of the economy

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Tuition Fees for Ghanaian students: $246
Tuition Fees for International students: $4,502


Dr. Benedicta Adokarley Lomotey – Spanish Section

Dr. Joanna Boampong – Spanish Section
Senior Lecturer

Mr. Johnshon Asunka – Spanish Section

Novieto Setor Donne – Spanish Section
Assistant Lecturer /

Relevant Contact

Ildiko Csajbok-Twerefou
Head of Department
Mary Baagyere
Senior Administrative Assistant
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