Bakersfield College

Spanish Program

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¡Bienvenidos! Welcome!

The Foreign Language Department provides Spanish courses to satisfy core general education requirements for career pathways in the workforce and to satisfy transfer requirements for the CSUs and UCs. The department also offers intermediate courses in Spanish and an associate’s degree (AA) for students pursuing language and cultural studies as a major.

The mission of BC’s Spanish Program is to provide a linguistic and sociological study of foreign language; to enable students earning an AA degree to pursue employment in the fields requiring foreign language expertise or to transfer to university level programs; and to provide classroom and community immersion opportunities mutually beneficial to both students and the community. Our curriculum also provides many interdisciplinary opportunities for Spanish majors to take courses in other departments. Once again, welcome to the Spanish Program at Bakersfield College and we look forward to working with you!




Faculty

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Professor Qiu Y. JimenezBakersfield College Professor Qiu Jimenez

Email: yqiu@bakersfieldcollege.edu

Office: LA 207

Phone:(661) 395-4292

Education:

  • B.A. Beijing University, Beijing, China
  • M.A. University of Cincinnati (UC), Ohio
  • Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), California

I am always excited to meet new students at the beginning of every semester. I have taught Spanish in the US for more than 20 years, in places such as UC, Santa Monica College, UCLA and Bakersfield College. My classroom is a place where both students and professor learn, explore and discover about language, culture and other world views. In addition to teaching, I work with the Community Education Department as evaluator for their Spanish/English Bilingual Certificate program.  I also find time to volunteer with the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Bakersfield Branch where we advocate for the educational and societal advancement for all women and girls. I currently serve as the Scholarship Committee Chair for this organization.

Professor Maritza Salgueiro-Carlisle

Email: mcarlisl@bakersfieldcollege.eduProfessor Maritza Salgueiro-Carlisle

Office: LA 213

Phone: (661) 395-4291

Education:

  • B.A. University of Puerto Rico, 1977
  • M.A. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1984
  • Teacher's Certificate in Spanish, State of Illinois, valid for secondary schools, 1986.
  • Teacher's Certificate in Spanish, State of California, valid for community colleges, 1987.              

Specializations

  • Second language acquisition
  • Spanish linguistics
  • The Golden Age
  • Bilingual education

Awards, Fellowships, and Recognition

  • Chicano Latino Award 2012
  • International Woman of the Year (Education) 2011
  • The Shirley Trembley Award, 2010
  • Faculty Honoree- Celebration of Student Success In Career and technical Education Program, 2009
  • In "Who's Who Among America's Teachers"
  • Title VII Fellowship in Bilingual Education, 1985-1986

Professor Salgueiro-Carlisle has over 20 years of experience teaching at colleges in the United States and Puerto Rico.  Her graduate work at the University of Illinois was focused on second language acquisition and methodology.  She then spent a year in Barcelona as the Assistant to the Director for the Year Abroad Program for the University of Illinois and California.  During her tenure at California State University, Bakersfield she was an instructor in the Spanish Department as well as the coordinator and advisor of the Intensive Learning Experience Program.  At Bakersfield College she teaches a variety of courses, developed curriculum for heritage speakers, served as the Department Chair, founded the Spanish Club and served as its advisor. 

 

Non-Heritage Speaker Track

Museum Diego Rivera, Guanajuato, MexicoStudents should register in Spanish B1 if one or more of the following apply:

Spanish B1

1.  The student has never taken Spanish before. 

2.  The student has taken two years of high school Spanish.

3.  Spanish is not spoken at home.

Students should register in Spanish B2 if one or more of the following apply:

Spanish B2

1.  The student successfully completed Spanish B1 at Bakersfield College and received a grade   of C or better.

2.  The student successfully completed the first semester of Spanish at a college or university.

3.  The student has taken at least four years of high school Spanish and passed  with a grade of C or better.

Students should register in SpanishB3 if one or more of the following apply:

Spanish B3

1.  The student successfully completed Spanish B2 at Bakersfield College and received a grade of C or better.

2.  The student has taken four years of high school Spanish and passed with a grade of C or Better.

3.  The student has successfully completed one year of Spanish at a college or university.

Students should register in Spanish B4 if one or more of the following apply:

Spanish B4

1.  The student successfully completed Spanish B3 at Bakersfield College and received a grade of C or better.

2.  The student has taken three semesters of Spanish at a college or university.

3.  The student took the A.P. Spanish Language Exam and received a score of 3, 4 or 5.

4.  The student lived in a Spanish speaking country and studied at a high school level in that country.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I test out of a lower level Spanish class or classes?

The students who feel they don’t need to take Spanish B1 and B2 but want the units for those courses are encouraged to take the CLEP test in the Assessment Office at Bakersfield College.

How does the CLEP test show on the student’s transcripts?

CLEP looks like an additional transcript for the student. It lists the subjects/courses on the transcript and how many units the student will receive for the specific CLEP test the student took.

Please note, when transferring to colleges/universities, they may not grant the same credits that BC granted for the CLEP.

CLEP exams are given on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. It is recommended that you register one week in advance. Seating is limited.

The CLEP exams are 1½ hour and by appointment only.

Cost for the CLEP: Fees for each exam:

$25.00 payable to Bakersfield College at the time of registration by check or money order.

$77.00 payable to CLEP the day of the exam by check, money order or credit card

A fee of $10.00 has been set by CLEP to cover the processing and handling of the optional essays for: Freshman College Composition, English Literature, Analyzing and Interpreting Literature, and American Literature. This fee must be paid in advance.

Another Option:  Instead of taking courses in Spanish language, students can take other courses that will count toward the 18 required units, instead of taking the CLEP. These courses can be chosen from the following:

Course Options for Completion of Spanish Major (18 credits)

American Sign Language

Anthropology

  • Cultural Anthropology B2
  • Introduction to Sociology B1

Art

  • Art History (B35, B36 or B37)

Chicano/Latino Studies

  • Early Chicano History B30a
  • History of Chicanos in the Southwest B30b
  • Latin American History B33
  • Art of Latin America B30e
  • Mariachi Ensemble B20ma
  • Minority Relations B45

English

  • Survey of World Literature B20a
  • Women’s Literature B23

History

  • World History from the Origins of Civilization to 1500  B1

Japanese

Philosophy

  • Introduction to World Religions B37

Political Science

  • International Politics B3

Sociology

  • Women in the World B28

*Along with other required course work at BC – the student will receive an AA-T in Spanish

Heritage Speaker Track

Las Ramblas, Barcelona, SpainThe Department of Foreign Languages will be offering the track of Spanish for heritage speakers starting fall 2014. The following guidelines should help students to be placed in the right course.  These guidelines will allow students to take the course that best suit them.

Students should register in Spanish B35 if one or more of the following apply:

 Spanish B35   (4 units)

1.  Spanish is the language predominantly spoken at home.

2.  The student understands spoken Spanish.

3.  The student speaks Spanish most of the time or sometimes.  Sometimes Spanish and English are blended.

4.   The student can read enough in Spanish to get the main ideas and meaning in the reading.

5.  The student needs to learn grammar and spelling and develop vocabulary.

6.  The student attended some years of elementary or secondary education in a Spanish speaking sountry.

7.  The student has the consent of the instructor or counselor.

Students should register in Spanish B36 if one or more of the following apply:

Spanish B36    (4 units)

1.  The student has taken Spanish B35 and received a grade of C or better.

2.  The student passed an exam containing the material covered in Spanish B35, or took Spanish B1 and B2 and passed with a grade of C or better.

3.  The student has the consent of the instructor.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I test out of a lower level Spanish class or classes?

Students who feel they don’t need to take Spanish B1 and B2 but want the units for those courses are encouraged to take the CLEP test in the Assessment Office at Bakersfield College. Students can take the CLEP and receive 8 credits of Spanish that will cover SpanB1 and Span B2.  HOWEVER, the CLEP must be taken and passed before completion of any higher level course to receive credit.

How does the CLEP test show in the student’s records?

CLEP looks like an additional transcript for the student. It lists the subjects/courses on the transcript and how many units the student will receive for the specific CLEP test the student took.

Please note, when transferring to colleges/universities, they may not grant the same credits that BC granted for the CLEP.

CLEP exams are given on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. It is recommended that you register one week in advance. Seating is limited.

The CLEP exams are 1½ hour and by appointment only.

Cost for the CLEP: Fees for each exam:

$25.00 payable to Bakersfield College at the time of registration by check or money order.

$77.00 payable to CLEP the day of the exam by check, money order or credit card

A fee of $10.00 has been set by CLEP to cover the processing and handling of the optional essays for: Freshman College Composition, English Literature, Analyzing and Interpreting Literature, and American Literature. This fee must be paid in advance.

Spanish AAT

Heritage Speaker Track

Placement:  Spanish for Heritage Speakers Span35

Students can take the CLEP and receive 8 credits of Spanish that will cover Span B1 and SpanB2.  HOWEVER, the CLEP must be taken and passed before completion of any higher level course to receive credit.

Suggested PATH

Take and Pass the CLEP test for Spanish before taking a higher level Spanish course.

Enroll in Spanish for Heritage Speakers B35 and pass with a C or better.

Enroll in Spanish for Heritage Speakers B36 and pass with a C or better.

Another Option:  Instead of taking courses in Spanish language, students can take other courses that will count toward the 18 required units, instead of taking the CLEP. These courses can be chosen from the following:

Course Options for Completion of Spanish Major (18 credits)

American Sign Language

Anthropology

  • Cultural Anthropology B2
  • Introduction to Sociology B1

Art

  • Art History (B35, B36 or B37)

Chicano/Latino Studies

  • Early Chicano History B30a
  • History of Chicanos in the Southwest B30b
  • Latin American History B33
  • Art of Latin America B30e
  • Mariachi Ensemble B20ma
  • Minority Relations B45

English

  • Survey of World Literature B20a
  • Women’s Literature B23

History

  • World History from the Origins of Civilization to 1500  B1

Japanese

Philosophy

  • Introduction to World Religions B37

Political Science

  • International Politics B3

Sociology

  • Women in the World B28

*Along with other required course work at BC – the student will receive an AA-T in Spanish

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