SPAN101

Beginners’ Spanish I

Course type: Hybrid | A hybrid course may involve a combination of synchronous activities (done in “real time”) and asynchronous activities (done in one’s own time). The course will be delivered online.


Students with Spanish 12 need approval from a department advisor to receive credits for this course. Beginners' Spanish I.

Spanish 101 introduces students to the fundamentals of the Spanish language while involving them in personalized activities that require interactive communication. Students discuss and describe everyday activities within the context of common tasks and situations (the first day of classes, talking on the phone, looking for work, going to a party, weekend activities, etc.). The course includes group interaction and grammatical explanations. Evaluation is based on demonstrated proficiency in the use of pertinent vocabulary and basic structures by means of self-expression (oral and written) and peer interaction. The course also promotes intercultural awareness.

Spanish 101 is a 3-credit course for beginners. To receive credits for this course, students who enrol in it are presumed to have no previous knowledge of the language.

Please note that Brianne Orr-Álvarez is the coordinator in charge of SPAN 101.

Required readings:
Experiencias Beginner’s 9781119470977 (eText + WileyPlus)

Prerequisite: None

Language of Instruction: Spanish and English

The sequence of Spanish language courses SPAN 101/102, 201/202, 301/302 is designed for non native speakers.

The Department of FHIS reserves the right to refuse enrollment to any of its language courses to a student who has, in the view of the Department, a level of competence unsuited to that course. Enrollment at or below the level the student has already attained is not permitted.


Students with Spanish 12 need approval from a department advisor to receive credits for this course. Beginners' Spanish I.

Spanish 101 introduces students to the fundamentals of the Spanish language while involving them in personalized activities that require interactive communication. Students discuss and describe everyday activities within the context of common tasks and situations (the first day of classes, talking on the phone, looking for work, going to a party, weekend activities, etc.). The course includes group interaction and grammatical explanations. Evaluation is based on demonstrated proficiency in the use of pertinent vocabulary and basic structures by means of self-expression (oral and written) and peer interaction. The course also promotes intercultural awareness.

Spanish 101 is a 3-credit course for beginners. To receive credits for this course, students who enrol in it are presumed to have no previous knowledge of the language.

Please note that Brianne Orr-Álvarez is the coordinator in charge of SPAN 101.

Required readings:
Experiencias Beginner’s 9781119470977 (eText + WileyPlus)

Prerequisite: None

Language of Instruction: Spanish and English

The sequence of Spanish language courses SPAN 101/102, 201/202, 301/302 is designed for non native speakers.

The Department of FHIS reserves the right to refuse enrollment to any of its language courses to a student who has, in the view of the Department, a level of competence unsuited to that course. Enrollment at or below the level the student has already attained is not permitted.