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SPA 02 — Beginning Spanish: Part II

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Mondays
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 9 weeks
Date(s): Oct 3—Dec 5
Time: 5:00—7:05 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Oct 5
Units: 2
Tuition: $530
Instructor(s): Maria Cristina Urruela
Limit: 27
Class Recording Available: No
Status: Registration opens Aug 22, 8:30 am (PT)
Please Note: No class on November 21
Live Online(About Formats)
5:00—7:05 pm (PT)
Oct 3—Dec 5
9 weeks
Refund Date
Oct 5
2 Units
Maria Cristina Urruela
Registration opens Aug 22, 8:30 am (PT)
Please Note: No class on November 21
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 course, we will 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.

Students must complete SPA 01: “Beginning Spanish” or have comparable experience prior to enrolling in this course.

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.