PSC offers a variety of courses for students. Whether you need to take Spanish as a general education requirement or would just like to learn the language, our program has something for everyone.
Nearly 500 million people worldwide speak the Spanish language. It is the world's third most spoken language, after Mandarin Chinese and English, and ranks second in terms of native speakers. Approximately 29 million US residents above the age of 5 speak Spanish at home-- that's approximately 1 of every 10 US residents.
Degrees and Certificates
Associate Professor/Coordinator, Spanish
Coordinator, Faculty Development
Office location: 2210
Office location: 4195
Irlanda Faulkner was born and raised in Mexico, attended the Universidad Interamerican del Norte where she received a BA in Communications then moved to America and completed her MAT program in Foreign Languages from National Louis University. Irlanda is also a certified translator English into Spanish by the American Translators Association. Most of her carer has been in the field of education. She has taught Spanish, ESL and Bilingual Education (middle school, high school, community college and adult education) and also has had the opportunity to work as a corporate and freelance translator. Irlanda is excited about joining PSC this fall 2009 and feels fortunate to have found a group of dedicated professionals.
Queenetta Harris received her B.A. from Purdue University-Calumet in Hammond, IN, and her M.H.S. from Auburn University in Auburn, AL. She has taught beginning level Spanish classes for two years and tutored Spanish for over 8 years. She has studied abroad in Spain as well as in Mexico and her areas of interest are Spanish linguistics, Golden-Age Spanish literature and Spanish poetry. She is also interested in creative writing, teaching, traveling and movies.
Those thinking of a degree in Spanish can take the general education requirements at Prairie State College before transferring to a four-year college or university. For more information about transfer opportunities, contact Sarah Hein, Associate Professor, Counselor/Transfer Program.
For those students who would like to meet with an advisor with a member of their family that is Spanish-speaking, only, PSC has a bilingual advisor. For more information, call (708) 709-3567.
Free tutoring is available in the Student Success Center or visit the following links for more information about the Spanish language including grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and an English to Spanish and Spanish to English dictionary.