Intermediate Spanish Language

Universidad de Salamanca

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Intermediate Spanish Language

    Course Required
  • Host University

    Universidad de Salamanca

  • Location

    Salamanca, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Grammar, Linguistics, Modern Languages, Phonetics and Phonology, Spanish, Spanish Culture

  • Language Level


    Hours & Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course is designed for students who have had at least 2 semesters of college level Spanish. The overall objective of this class will be substantial vocabulary expansion and communicative competency in describing, giving directions, getting information, narrating and describing in the past, reacting to events through the use of the subjunctive, comparing, narrating in the future, and hypothesizing. The communicative skills course will build upon the grammatical skills learned in this course.

    The specific grammar points to be covered include:

    1. Preterite versus imperfect

    2. Future tense

    3. Superlatives

    4. Gustar and similar verbs

    5. Sentences with porque and para

    6. Si clauses

    7. Formation and derivation of words.

    The student will be evaluated on daily oral and written exercises, classroom participation, a mid-term exam, and a final exam.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.