Advanced Spanish II

Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Modern Languages
Course Code
MODL 3352
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
Method Of Instruction
Typically Offered
To be determined


Course Description
This course is designed for students who have completed MODL 3351 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, such as summaries, narratives and argumentative essays.

5.        Practicing oral tasks such as supporting an opinion, defending a point of view and discussing abstract topics.

Methods Of Instruction

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 are 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 are 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, including complete works.

2. Oral expression: supporting an opinion, defending a point of view, discussing abstract topics.

3. Written expression: summaries, narratives, descriptions, expressing an opinion, comparative and contrasting 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 3351 (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

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Athabasca University (AU) AU SPAN 4XX (3) 2017/01/01 to -
Coast Mountain College (CMTN) No credit 2017/01/01 to -
College of the Rockies (COTR) COTR SPAN 3XX (3) 2017/01/01 to -
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU SPAN 3320 (3) 2017/01/01 to 2019/08/31
Northern Lights College (NLC) No credit 2017/01/01 to -
Okanagan College (OC) No credit 2017/01/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU SPAN 303 (3) 2017/01/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU SPAN 3XXX (3) 2017/01/01 to -
University Canada West (UCW) No credit 2017/01/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO SPAN 302 (3) 2017/01/01 to 2021/04/30
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV SPAN 301 (3) 2016/09/01 to -
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC INTS 3XX (3) 2017/01/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC SPAN 350A (1.5) 2017/01/01 to -

Course Offerings

Fall 2021

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.