Intermediate Spanish II

Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Modern Languages
Course Code
MODL 2252
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 2251 or equivalent. It builds on previously acquired communication skills, further develops 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. Cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world
Learning Activities

The functional-communicative approach will be 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 50%
(May include but are not limited to writing and reading exercises, chapter tests, paragraph writing, written homework, preparation, Final Written Exam)
Oral Evaluations 50%
(May include but are 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, future and conditional
  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 2251 (Minimum Grade of C) or Spanish 12 (Minimum Grade of A) 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 2252
Athabasca University (AU) AU SPAN 301 (3)
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU SPAN 201 (4)
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU SPAN 2201 (3)
Langara College (LANG) LANG SPAN 2219 (3)
Simon Fraser University (SFU) DOUG MODL 2251 (3) & DOUG MODL 2252 (3) = SFU SPAN 110 (3) & SFU SPAN 1XX (3)
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU SPAN 110 (3)
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU SPAN 2210 (3)
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU SPAN 202 (3)
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO SPAN_O 202 (3)
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV SPAN_V 202 (3)
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC INTS 282 (3)
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV SPAN 1XX (3)
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC SPAN 250B (1.5)
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU SPAN 201 (3)

Course Offerings

Summer 2024