Rutgers Spanish Language and Culture for Agriculture/Horticulture Professionals


Spanish Language and Culture for  Agriculture and Horticulture Professionals

March 10 to May 4, 2020  |  Hybrid In-Person & Online Program  |  $495

In this hybrid course that combines classroom and online learning, study conversational Spanish and gain a technical vocabulary designed specifically for those who supervise or work closely with an agricultural workforce.

In addition, discuss some important cultural conventions of the Spanish-speaking world that, if not understood, may negatively impact workplace dynamics.

Topics covered include:

Social and professional greetings

Farm tool vocabulary

Giving commands and the culture of commands

Clock time

Calendar dates

Climate Quantities

Expressing likes and dislikes

Health and safety issues


The first and last day of class will meet in person at Rutgers University Martin Hall on the New Brunswick campus. In between there are five online, instructor-facilitated learning modules. Each module will be available for seven days, which gives you the flexibility to complete assignments when it is most convenient for you within that week.  

Course Schedule

Spanish Language/Culture for Agriculture and Horticulture

Week 1: 

March 10 - 23

In-person class, Rutgers campus, March 10, 2:15pm-5:15pm Online self-paced module on basic vocabulary

Week 2: 

March 24 - 30

Online self-paced module on basic Spanish

Week 3: 

March 31 - April 6

Online self-paced module on Spanish in the field

Week 4: 

April 7 - 13

Online self-paced module on time, weather, and more

Week 5:

April 14 - 20

Online self-paced module on communication scenarios

Week 6: 

April 21 - 27

Online self-paced module on human resources (health/safety)

Week 7: 

April 28 - May 4

In-person class, Rutgers campus, May 4, 2:15 pm-5:15 pm Online self-paced module on using your new language skills

Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I'm happy to help.


Carol Broccoli Program Coordinator  Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education (848) 932-7207

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