Advanced Spanish I

Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Modern Languages
Course Code
MODL 3351
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
Method(s) Of Instruction
Course Designation
Certificate in Global Competency
Industry Designation
Typically Offered
To be determined


Course Description
This course is designed for students who have completed MODL 2252 or equivalent. It is aimed at refining and strengthening the skills acquired in previous levels, particularly reading, writing, and oral expression; and at providing a deeper understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures. Only Spanish is spoken in class.
Course Content
  1. In-depth review of grammatical structures in context.
  2. Study of vocabulary and stylistic nuances.
  3. Culture through the works of Spanish-speaking writers and artists.
  4. Writing different types of texts.
  5. Practising oral tasks such as supporting an opinion and defending a point of view.
Learning Activities

Class activities may include: practice of syntactic and lexical structures, discussion of readings and audio-visual materials, written work, and oral presentations.

Conversation practice in small groups with a Native Language Assistant.

Means of Assessment

Written evaluations   60%

May include but not limited to grammar, writing and reading comprehension exercises, chapter tests, paragraph writing, compositions, short essays, written homework, preparation, final written exam


Oral evaluations  40%

May include but not limited to oral tests, oral presentations and discussions, conversation lab, preparation, class participation, final oral exam


No single evaluation will be worth more than 20%

Learning Outcomes

The student will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in Spanish at the advanced level in:

  1. Reading comprehension of unedited literary and non-literary writings.
  2. Oral expression: supporting an opinion, defending a point of view.
  3. Written expression: summaries, narratives, descriptions, expressing an opinion, comparative and contrastive analysis of syntactical and lexical features in the language.
Textbook Materials

Literary and nonfiction texts to be selected by the instructor, e.g. short novels, drama and/or an anthology.

An advanced-level Spanish textbook such as (but not limited to) the current edition of Maria Canteli Dominicis. Repase y escriba: Curso avanzado de gramática y composición. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Accompanying workbook.



MODL 2252 (Minimum Grade of C) or Assessment (see calendar).





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 3351
Athabasca University (AU) AU SPAN 3XX (3)
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU SPAN 300 (3)
College of the Rockies (COTR) COTR SPAN 3XX (3)
Langara College (LANG) LANG SPAN 3XXX (3)
Northern Lights College (NLC) No credit
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU SPAN 303 (3)
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU SPAN 301 (3)
University Canada West (UCW) No credit
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV SPAN 301 (3)
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC INTS 281 (3) or UNBC INTS 3XX (3)
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV SPAN 301 (3)
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV SPAN 301 (3)
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC SPAN 350A (1.5)

Course Offerings

Summer 2023