Building on the foundation course, this intermediate sequence develops increased proficiency in speaking Spanish and understanding a more advanced level of the spoken and written language. Study of the grammar fundamentals is completed. Classroom communication in Spanish, reading texts, and increasingly independent writing provide ample opportunity for applying the grammatical fundamentals. Students learn to express opinions, give explanations, argue a point, and generally strive for effective communication. Supplementary use of computer-aided instruction expands their understanding of life and culture in Spanish speaking countries. Classes are conducted in Spanish. Three hours weekly, plus recitation.
SPA 201, three semesters of college, or four years of high school Spanish