Spanish Language and Composition

Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Modern Languages
Course Code
MODL 2351
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
Method(s) Of Instruction
Typically Offered


Course Description
This course is designed for students who have completed MODL 2252 or equivalent. It builds on previously acquired skills, and provides an understanding of Spanish speaking cultures. Only Spanish is spoken in class.
Course Content

Systematic in-depth study of:

  1. Syntactic structures
  2. Lexicon
  3. Stylistics
  4. Culture through the works of Spanish and Latin American writers and filmmakers
Learning Activities

Methods of instruction include, but are not limited to the following:  small group practice of syntactic and lexical structures, discussion of readings, debates, listening comprehension, discussion and correction of written works and oral presentations.

Conversation practice 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

Successful students will  demonstrate proficiency in Spanish at the high intermediate level in:

  1. Aural comprehension of authentic language situations.
  2. Reading comprehension of simple written material.
  3. Speech delivery: supporting opinion, defending a point of view, and making a hypothesis.
  4. Written expression: expository writing.
  5. Understanding and appreciating differences and similarities among cultures as expressed in the works of Spanish and Latin American writers and filmmakers.
Textbook Materials

An intermediate-level Spanish textbook such as:

  • Adán-Lifante. Más español intermedio. McGraw Hill



MODL 2252 (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 2351
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU SPAN 2200 (3)
Langara College (LANG) LANG ARTS 2XXX (3)
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU SPAN 201 (3)
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU SPAN 2XXX (3)
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO SPAN 2nd (3)
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV SPAN 206 (3)
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC INTS 281 (3)
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV SPAN 202 (3)
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC SPAN 250A (1.5)

Course Offerings

Summer 2023