About SPAN 002 B

Continuation of SPAN 001. Fundamentals of Spanish composition, comprehension, pronunciation, speaking, reading, and writing in a cultural context. Classes are conducted in Spanish and students engage in active use of the language. Cannot be taken for credit after SPAN 051. Prerequisite: SPAN 001 or equivalent.


Prereq: SPAN 001 or equivalent; Open to Degree and CDE students

Section Description

SPAN 002 is the second course in a two-semester sequence of beginning Spanish. It is designed for students who have successfully completed SPAN 001 at the University of Vermont, as well as students with previous experience in Spanish who have scored the requisite number of points in the UVM placement test. The course emphasizes all four major language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to use their newly acquired skills in order to communicate in Spanish in a realistic and culturally appropriate manner. All classes are conducted in Spanish. Upon completion of this course, the student: • will be able to engage in simple conversation on familiar topics necessary for survival in the target language culture; he or she will be able to give personal information, state a simple opinion, talk about a limited number of activities, preferences, and immediate needs. • will be able to understand predictable messages found in public spaces. • will start to be able to express past actions and future events. • will be sensitive to and respectful of cultural differences. • will be able to write simply about common, discrete elements of daily life in a personal manner. • will be able to recognize key words and cognates while engaging in the reading of non-complex texts (literary or other) in the target language, and derive relevant information from them. •will have broadened his/her general cultural knowledge of the Spanish-speaking communities and countries of the world today.

Section Expectation

The University of Vermont respects the Department of Education’s definition of a credit hour: for every hour spent in a classroom, a student is expected to complete approximately 2 hours of coursework outside of it. Thus, in SPAN 002, a 4-credit course, a student should expect to work about 8 hours a week outside of the classroom. The required materials for this course are: • Portales. José E. Blanco. Vista Higher Learning: Boston, MA. ISBN #9781680047530 • Online course Portales via vhlcentral.com • Suggested: Spanish / English Dictionary


The grade will be based on class attendance and participation, partial exams, a final exam, quizzes, short papers, and frequent homework assignments.

Course Dates



Cohen Hall 101 (View Campus Map)


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Waterman Bldg 457 (View Campus Map)


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