SPA 201: Intermediate Spanish is a course designed to further develop, strengthen, and refine the skills of students who have achieved the novice high to intermediate low level of proficiency in the language. It is a proficiency-based course that reviews the understanding of formal structures of language, refines previously acquired linguistic skills, and builds awareness of Spanish culture.
Authentic oral and literary texts are introduced. The course uses film, TV/radio, and literary texts in developing oral, listening, and reading skills. By the end of the course, students can be expected to communicate effectively in the language: giving and getting information; surviving predictable and complicated situations; narrating and describing in present, past, and future; and supporting opinions and hypothesizing comfortably in Spanish. Classes are conducted in Spanish. Grading in the course is based on the quality of work in activities throughout the course as well as oral and written examinations.