Spanish - Level 2


Course description

This course is for those who have completed Spanish - Level 1, or have a basic knowledge of the language and wish to improve their written and speaking skills. This course gives you the opportunity to participate in class and strengthen your oral skills in a friendly atmosphere. Essential grammar points will also be covered.

Learning objectives

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Use the direct and indirect object pronouns when needed
  • To use the verb gustar according to the correct grammar structure
  • Use idiomatic expressions related to the weather
  • Acquire vocabulary to understand and translate texts about the Spanish Culture
  • Appropriately use expressions with the verb ‘hacer’
  • Learn the numbers 100 and up
  • Converse using more advanced grammar such as the use of the Indirect and Direct object pronouns together
  • Learn a new tense: the Preterite (past tense)
  • Identify the difference between saber and conocer (to know)
  • To recognize when to use por vs. para

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.


  • You can have a basic conversation in the present tense. Be able to recognize the difference in the use of ser and estar. You feel comfortable using the verb "to go" as well as the form of future "going to." You can use common expressions with the verb "tener".
  • You can handle a basic survival situation such as making hotel reservations. Your vocabulary is extended to include such topics as clothing, colors, foods, recreational activities, professions.
  • You can express likes and dislikes.
  • Your speech is slow with frequent pauses. You can understand what is said if it is said slowly and repeated a few times. You can ask and tell time and the date. You can ask basic what and when questions. You can use possessive adjectives. You can talk about the weather. You are aware of when to use formal and informal 2nd person. You still sometimes require slow and repeated speech in order to understand what is being said. 


Complete Spanish Step-by-Step, by Barbara Bregstein with McGraw-Hill (mandatory).

Online Learning

Our online hybrid language courses make language learning flexible and convenient. The use of both synchronous and asynchronous delivery styles allows for both real-time virtual classroom conversation practice (synchronous delivery) and self-paced study (asynchronous delivery). The synchronous delivery style will occur during the scheduled class dates and time, using Zoom for videoconferencing, chat and screen sharing for class instruction and pair/group work. The asynchronous delivery style uses Brightspace, an online environment where learners can access class materials and resources for self-paced study throughout the week. Educational activities can include exercises, readings, forums, audio/video files, quizzes, etc.


World Language courses are offered three times per year:

  • September (registration opens in June)
  • January (registration opens in November)
  • April (registration opens in November)

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Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology

The online section of 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).