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.
Systematic, in-depth study of:
- Syntactic structures
- Cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world
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.
Means of Assessment
(May include but not limited to writing and reading exercises, chapter tests, paragraph writing, written homework, preparation, Final Written Exam)
(May include but not limited to oral tests, oral presentations, listening comprehension, conversation lab, attendance, preparation, class participation, Final Oral Exam)
No single evaluation will be worth more than 20%.
Students are expected to demonstrate proficiency in Spanish at the intermediate level in:
- Aural comprehension of authentic language situations
- Reading comprehension of written material
- Use of both past tenses, commands, and subjunctive
- Speech delivery: supporting an opinion, defending a point of view with respect to reading material
- Written expression: expository writing
- Understanding target cultures
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).
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.
Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system.
A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.
For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.
If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.