Non-Credit Spanish Courses

*NOTE: Texas A&M University plans to be fully open and operational for the Fall 2020 semester in compliance with updated federal, state officials and healthcare guidance. The Fall 2020 Beginning Spanish (non-credit) course will follow University guidelines regarding on-campus instruction. Registered participants will continue to receive updates on University plans and changes.*

Beginning Spanish (Non-Credit) – Fall 2020: Registration Closed

This class is a crash course in how to approach Spanish language learning. This is Part One (8 weeks) of a two-semester course. The second part will be available in the Spring semester. Unlike college courses, there will not be extensive grammatical lectures. The class will concentrate on oral practices. The course will provide weekly handouts and exercises, which will introduce grammar, and are used for oral practices. The class will also have a cultural component. Children (age 10 and above) may participate in the Beginning Spanish course if accompanied by an adult also taking the course.

Monday & Wednesday
SEP 14 – NOV 4


Tuesday & Thursday
SEP 15 – NOV 5

Conversational Spanish (Non-Credit) – Spring 2021: Registration Currently Closed

This class is an 8-week continuation of the Fall semester Non-Credit Beginning Spanish class. New participants are welcome with Mr. Tony Caraballo’s approval ( This class will review last semester’s material and move forward from that point. The students will receive a handouts package for written and oral practices in class. There is a non-refundable registration fee for this continuation course.

Monday & Wednesday
FEB 10 – APR 1


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Meet your instructor

Teaching since 1978 at Coleman ISD, Texas (Spanish, ESL, & Sociology) and at TAMU since 1979, José Antonio Caraballo is a retired Senior Lecturer from the Hispanic Studies Department where he served as a faculty member, Academic Advisor, Study Abroad Coordinator, and mentor. In addition, Caraballo teaches for the Center for International Studies at MAYS Business School (Non Credit Spanish) & Blinn College (Spanish for Health Providers). His undying commitment to service has also earned him numerous prestigious awards including the Texas A&M Fish Camp Name Sake, the A&M International Excellence Award, and Texas A&M Association of Former Students Distinguished Teaching Award. In 2006, Caraballo was named A&M University Mentor of the Year, and in 2008, Hispanic of the Year by the Hispanic Forum of Bryan/College Station. Caraballo is currently active in the community as a radio personality for Brazos Valley Communication Radio Alegría (102.3 FM & 1240 AM), where he is strong advocate for education, bilingualism, and multiculturalism. In the Hispanic community, he is known as “El Maestro.” Feel free to contact Mr. Caraballo at

¡Bienvenidos a nuestra clase de español!

Tony Caraballo
Retired Senior Lecturer
Hispanic Studies Department

Registration Contact:

Center for International Business Studies
(979) 845-5234