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SPA 02 — Beginning Spanish II

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Wednesdays
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: $500
Instructor(s): Vivian Brates
Limit: 27
Status: Open
7:00—8:50 pm
Jan 16—Mar 20
10 weeks
Drop By
Jan 29
2 Units
Vivian Brates
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.

Vivian Brates, Lecturer in Spanish, Stanford

Vivian Brates received an MA from Georgetown in Latin American studies and an MA from UC Santa Barbara in Spanish and Latin American literature. She has volunteered for the Prison University Project teaching Spanish at San Quentin Prison, as well as the International Institute of the Bay Area preparing immigrants for the US citizenship exam. She has received awards for her work in community-engaged learning from Stanford’s Haas Center for Public Service and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) Alonso, Alonso, & Zaslow (Authors) Vista Higher Learning (Publisher), Invitaciones, Primera Parte, 2nd Edition (ISBN 978-1-60007-950-4)