Spanish - Level 3


Course description

Do you have a basic knowledge of Spanish and want to  progress further? Or have you recently completed Spanish - Level 2? This intermediate course will help you improve your speaking abilities by giving you ample opportunities to practice conversation. An increased emphasis on grammar will also strengthen your writing skills.

Learning objectives

In this course you will: 

  • Learn the use of the Imperfect tense
  • Learn the use of ser and estar 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

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 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. 


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).