Intermediate Spanish I

Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Modern Languages
Course Code
MODL 2251
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
Method(s) Of Instruction
Course Designation
Certificate in Global Competency
Industry Designation
Typically Offered


Course Description
This course is designed for students who have completed MODL 1152 or equivalent. It builds on previously acquired communication skills, further develops aural comprehension, oral expression, reading and writing skills, and provides a deeper understanding of the cultures of Spain and Latin America. Spanish is used in class almost exclusively.
Course Content

Systematic, in-depth study of:

  1. Syntactic structures
  2. Lexicon
  3. Stylistics
  4. Cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world
Learning Activities

The functional-communicative approach is used. 

Class activities may include: presentation of material by the instructor, small group practice of syntactic and lexical structures studied at home, discussion of readings, listening comprehension and audio-visual based activities, and student presentations. 

Conversation labs in small groups with a Native Language Assistant.

Means of Assessment
Written Evaluations
(May include but not limited to writing and reading exercises, chapter tests, paragraph writing, written homework, preparation, Final Written Exam)
Oral Evaluations
(May include but not limited to oral tests, oral presentations, listening comprehension, conversation lab, attendance, preparation, class participation, Final Oral Exam)
Total 100%

No single evaluation will be worth more than 20%.

Learning Outcomes

Students are expected to demonstrate proficiency in Spanish at the intermediate level in:

  1. Aural comprehension of authentic language situations
  2. Reading comprehension of written material
  3. Use of both past tenses, commands, and subjunctive
  4. Speech delivery: supporting an opinion, defending a point of view with respect to reading material
  5. Written expression: expository writing
  6. Understanding target cultures
Textbook Materials

An intermediate-level Spanish textbook such as:

  • Terrell et al. Dos Mundos. McGraw-Hill.
  • Accompanying workbook.



MODL 1152 (Minimum Grade of C) or Spanish 
12 (Minimum Grade of C) or Assessment (see 

MODL 1152 (Minimum Grade of C) or Spanish 12 (Minimum Grade of C) or Assessment (see calendar).


No corequisite courses.


No equivalent courses.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see

Institution Transfer Details for MODL 2251
Athabasca University (AU) AU SPAN 300 (3)
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU SPAN 200 (4)
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU SPAN 1101 (3)
Langara College (LANG) LANG SPAN 2119 (3)
Simon Fraser University (SFU) DOUG MODL 2251 (3) & DOUG MODL 2252 (3) = SFU SPAN 103 (3) & SFU SPAN 1XX (3)
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU SPAN 1XX (3)
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU SPAN 2110 (3)
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU SPAN 201 (3)
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO SPAN 1st (3)
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV SPAN 201 (3)
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC INTS 281 (3)
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV SPAN 1XX (3)
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC SPAN 250A (1.5)
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU SPAN 200 (3)

Course Offerings

Summer 2023