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SPA 02 — Beginning Spanish II

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Tuesdays
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 10 weeks
Date(s): Jan 16—Mar 20
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm
Drop Deadline: Jan 29
Units: 2
Tuition: $480
Instructor(s): Maria-Cristina Urruela
Limit: 27
Status: Open
7:00—8:50 pm
Jan 16—Mar 20
10 weeks
Drop By
Jan 29
2 Units
Maria-Cristina Urruela
¡Bienvenidos! This course welcomes students who can meet and greet others, express likes and dislikes, and talk about daily activities in present-tense Spanish. In this second course of a three-quarter series, we will continue to emphasize interpersonal communication through a variety of class activities such as role-plays, conversational exchanges, and short presentations in which students share their passions and interests. At the same time, activities surrounding readings and videos—such as current articles, poetry, news, and movie clips—will help students develop new comprehension strategies. By the end of the course, students will be able to give basic descriptions and comparisons about family members, talk about activities past and present, and understand some details in news items from the Spanish-speaking world.

This is the second course in a three-course sequence. Students may enroll in this course without intending to take Level III.

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, Invitaciones, 2nd Edition (ISBN 978-1-60007-950-4)