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SPA 01 B — Beginning Spanish I

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Wednesdays
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 10 weeks
Date(s): Sep 26—Dec 5
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm
Drop Deadline: Oct 9
Units: 2
Tuition: $500
Instructor(s): Maria Cristina Urruela
Limit: 27
Status: Closed
Please Note: No class on November 21
Fall
On-campus
Wednesdays
7:00—8:50 pm
Date(s)
Sep 26—Dec 5
10 weeks
Drop By
Oct 9
2 Units
Fees
$500
Instructor(s):
Maria Cristina Urruela
Limit
27
Closed
Please Note: No class on November 21
¡Es hora de aprender español! Whether for business or pleasure, travel abroad, or a trip to the local market, millions of Americans have found Spanish so useful that it has become the nation’s most popularly studied second language. This course is designed to help build oral proficiency and comprehension, and to foster an understanding of the Spanish-speaking world and its language and cultures. By the end of the course, students will be able to converse on a basic level, to talk about themselves and their likes and dislikes, and to ask others about themselves. The course focuses on practical communication in a high-energy yet reassuring environment.

This is the first course in a three-course sequence. The textbook assigned for this course will also be used for Levels II (Winter 2019) and III (Spring 2019). Students may enroll in this introductory course without intending to take all three courses in the sequence.

Maria Cristina Urruela, Lecturer in Spanish, Stanford

María-Cristina Urruela specializes in 19th-century Iberian Peninsular literature and has taught at Harvard, Middlebury, Texas A&M International, and Stanford since receiving a PhD from the University of Texas. Her translations of short stories by Emilia Pardo Bazán and María del Pilar Sinués de Marco have been published by the Modern Language Association.

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) Alonso, Alonso, & Zaslow (Authors) Vista Higher Learning (Publisher), Invitaciones, Primera Parte, 2nd Edition (ISBN 978-1-60007-950-4)
DOWNLOAD THE PRELIMINARY SYLLABUS » (subject to change)