Do you have a basic knowledge of Spanish and are looking to progress further, or have you recently completed Spanish: Beginner? This intermediate course will help you improve your speaking abilities by giving you ample opportunity to practice conversation with other fellow students. An increased emphasis on grammar will also strengthen your writing skills.
We encourage students to participate in our language courses more than one time in order to truly learn the material taught over 10 lessons. It also gives you additional exposure to varying activities within each topic.
In this course you will:
Learn the use of the Imperfect tense
Learn the use of ser andestar in the Preterite and Imperfect tense
Learn the Subjunctive tense and its formation in all its moods
Learn which verbs trigger the subjunctive and use this tense accordingly
More advanced vocabulary to use in different situations
Carry on a conversation using advanced grammar structure
Improve their writing skills in Spanish
Be able to write synopsis of the material read
Be able to discuss and express an opinion on the material read
You feel comfortable speaking in the present tense. Can continue the study of the preterite (past tense) and begin to learn the second past tense in Spanish: the imperfect tense.
You can ask and understand directions. You can identify most places in a town and give directions to them. You can request information, express opinions. Can ask and tell where someone is going, how they are getting there, what they will do and when.
You are able to have more meaningful conversations and able to improve your writing skills. You are now very comfortable using regular and irregular verbs in the present tense
You start being acquainted with other tenses, such as the present progressive and the subjunctive tense as well as getting familiar with the extensive use of the reflexive verbs.
Online learning is when course delivery, and all associated learning activities, take place via the internet. For online learning tips, system requirements and differences between delivery styles, please visit our online learning webpages.
Using mobile devices in online courses
If you are planning on accessing your online courses using a mobile device such as a tablet or a smartphone, please note that not all required course features will be accessible with these devices. To fully function in your online courses, you will need to have access to a computer running Windows or MacOS.
A full course refund will only be provided if you withdraw from the course prior to the course start date. A refund, less a $15 administrative fee, will be issued if you withdraw within 6 calendar days after the official course start date. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card.
Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology
This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).