Certificate of Biliteracy

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Earn a Certificate of Biliteracy in the  Spanish and Latin American Studies Program!The Certificate of Biliteracy is an award given by the Department of World Languages and Cultures in recognition of students in all majors who have attained proficiency in Spanish and English. Students can apply for the Certificate at any point during their time at Saint Mary's. 

Proficiency in multiple languages has tremendous value in today’s global economy. According to Ipsos Public Affairs, over 90% of surveyed employers cite a strong and growing demand for foreign language skills, particularly Spanish. Whether you learned Spanish in a classroom, at home, or through other experiences, a Certificate of Biliteracy celebrates your accomplishment and certifies your language proficiency in two or more languages.