SPAN201

Elementary 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.


This course reviews the fundamentals of the language while involving learners in interactive communication and in the development of their reading and writing skills. Students demonstrate fluency discussing everyday activities, competence in reporting and describing past events, and proficiency expressing subjunctive notions of volition, emotion and doubt within the context of topical tasks and situations. Students can expect grammatical explanations and active participation in group interaction.

Evaluation is based on demonstrated proficiency in the use of pertinent vocabulary and structures by means of self-expression (oral and written) and functional translation. The course also attempts to promote cultural awareness. Classes are conducted primarily in Spanish.

Spanish 201 is a 3-credit course.

Required text:
Experiencias Intermediate 9781119471103 (eText + WileyPlus)

Prerequisite:
SPAN 102 or equivalent; or B standing in Grade 11 Spanish, but students with Grade 11 Spanish should contact the course coordinator to discuss placement issues.

Note:
Students with Grade 12 Spanish or equivalent are normally not given credits for this course; exceptions are possible, but they must be requested and formally approved by the course coordinator at the beginning of each session.

Normally students take Spanish 202 after completion of Spanish 201. Spanish 202 fulfils the language requirement for the Faculty of Arts.

Language of instruction: Spanish and some 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.


This course reviews the fundamentals of the language while involving learners in interactive communication and in the development of their reading and writing skills. Students demonstrate fluency discussing everyday activities, competence in reporting and describing past events, and proficiency expressing subjunctive notions of volition, emotion and doubt within the context of topical tasks and situations. Students can expect grammatical explanations and active participation in group interaction.

Evaluation is based on demonstrated proficiency in the use of pertinent vocabulary and structures by means of self-expression (oral and written) and functional translation. The course also attempts to promote cultural awareness. Classes are conducted primarily in Spanish.

Spanish 201 is a 3-credit course. It consists of 3 hours a week of scheduled class time and another unscheduled hour a week for Web or other writing tasks, for a total of about 48 programmed course hours.

Required text:
Experiencias Intermediate 9781119471103 (eText + WileyPlus)

Prerequisite:
SPAN 102 or equivalent; or B standing in Grade 11 Spanish, but students with Grade 11 Spanish should contact the course coordinator to discuss placement issues.

Note:
Students with Grade 12 Spanish or equivalent are normally not given credits for this course; exceptions are possible, but they must be requested and formally approved by the course coordinator at the beginning of each session.

Normally students take Spanish 202 after completion of Spanish 201. Spanish 202 fulfils the language requirement for the Faculty of Arts.

Language of instruction: Spanish and some 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.