Intermediate Spanish I

Curriculum Guideline

Effective Date:
Course Code
MODL 2251
Intermediate Spanish I
Modern Languages
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Start Date
End Term
Not Specified
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
Contact Hours
Seminar: 4 hrs/week Lab: 1 hr/week
Method Of Instruction
Methods Of Instruction

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.

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 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
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%.

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).

Which Prerequisite