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In the U.S. there are 41 million native speakers of Spanish and 11 million people speak it as a second language. No doubt it is the fastest-growing language in this country. Daily use of Spanish is so common in the U.S. - at stores, at restaurants, at work, on television, on the radio, on the streets, etc. - that most Americans take it for granted.
In the state of Texas, with its dynamic Hispanic population, there are over 6 million speakers of Spanish and growing. No doubt, knowing English and Spanish will give anyone a clear edge in today's work world.
At the basic and intermediate levels students master all Spanish language skills through oral and written practice as well as online activities. Advanced students take prerequisite classes before choosing from a variety of courses in literature, culture, professions, civilization and cinema to fulfill requirements and electives.
The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Spanish at UNT prepares students for literary and cultural analysis as well as linguistics. This Master's can serve as a terminal degree for those wishing to teach at the secondary, community college, and university levels. Also, graduates who wish to continue with a doctorate in Spanish at another university are well prepared.
UNT Spanish graduates have gone on to become secondary school teachers and work in various businesses, as well as continue on to graduate school, among other professions. Many UNT students also do a double major in Spanish and another field - such as business, music, biology and journalism.