Currently, the World Language department at Vinton-Shellsburg offers four years of Spanish. The emphasis in these courses is on communication. Although speaking is strongly emphasized, reading, writing, and listening are also important. Culturally speaking, the student is exposed to the Spanish-speaking areas of the U.S. and the world and learns how Spanish can be a useful skill in daily living. A student who successfully completes four years of Spanish will fulfill the college entrance requirements of almost any college or university. Students will also have the option to test for the Iowa Seal of Biliteracy.