Intermediate Spanish

Florida State University-Valencia Study Center

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Intermediate Spanish

  • Host University

    Florida State University-Valencia Study Center

  • Location

    Valencia, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Linguistics, Spanish

  • Language Level


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    Hours & Credits

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  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
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  • Overview

    Course Description
    Intermediate Spanish SPN 2220 is the third of a three-semester sequence of courses designed for students with little or no prior knowledge of Spanish. The course emphasizes the four communicative skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing in a culturally authentic context. Basic grammar skills are also introduced. Students will make oral presentations, read short texts, and write brief compositions in Spanish.
    Students should attempt to speak only Spanish during class.

    Prerequisite: SPN 1121 or equivalent.

    In this course you will expand your knowledge of the culture, history, and daily lives of the Spanish-speaking peoples of the world. By the semester?s end you will be able to read, write, and speak Spanish on an intermediate level. You will also learn to identify current and past contributions made by Spanish-speaking peoples to world literature, art, music, science and commerce.

    Components of the grade:

    Grammar exams.....................50%
    Final exam.....................35%

    Oral exam or final project?..10%
    Students will do a research project on a cultural theme and then present it orally in class.

    Writing???????. .?..20%

    Participation ?????..?20%

    Students are expected to attend classes every day on time. Each unexcused absence will reduce the final grade number ? to be calculated on a scale of 100%- by 3 percentage points. If the student must miss class, it is her/his responsibility to complete the work missed and to return to class prepared for the assignment.

    Excuse absences:
    In order to excuse a medical absence (sickness, doctor?s appointment, etc.), it is required to turn in a doctor?s excuse. It would be only accepted if is written by a doctor. The student has a week to turn in the excuse once he/she is back in class, otherwise it would not be accepted.

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.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations


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