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.
Discover Spanish culture by joining All Latin Alliance and participating in events for Hispanic Heritage Month.
For those who would like to experience the Spanish culture, the college offers study abroad opportunities.
Degrees and Certificates
View the curriculum for these programs in the current Academic Catalog. You can also access the entire PDF of the catalog (1.63 MB). Since the printing of this catalog, there have been some additions and deletions. View the addendum for more information.
Please visit the Career and Transfer Programs Web page, where you will find advising guides with the most recent PSC catalog updates. The advising guides describe the requirements needed to complete a degree or certificate.
Assistant Professor/Coordinator, Spanish
Office location: 2210
Teresa McCann received her B.A. and M.A. from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Throughout her undergraduate and graduate studies, she had the opportunity to travel around Europe, Mexico, Vietnam, and New Zealand. She has studied Spanish abroad numerous times in Spain as well as Mexico. After graduating with an M.A. in Spanish, she moved to the Chicago area and joined the Prairie State College faculty in August 2008.
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.