About SPAN 1100 D

The fundamentals of Spanish grammar through 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. No prior knowledge expected. Cannot be taken for credit after SPAN 1200.


Open to degree and PACE students

Section Description

SPAN 1100 is the first course in a two-semester sequence of beginning Spanish (4 credits). It is designed for the student with little or no prior knowledge of the language. The course emphasizes all four 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. Important: Within three months prior to enrolling in your first language class at UVM, you need to take the online placement test (even if you haven't studied the language) and enroll in the course level recommended. Note that if you enroll in a class without taking the test, or enroll in a class below your recommended level, the system will disenroll you from the course (you will receive an email notification if this occurs). Find the placement test at go.uvm.edu/flp

Section Expectation

Upon completion of SPAN 1100, you will be able to: • describe yourself and others • initiate and maintain a basic conversation • compare and contrast people and ideas • speak and write about current activities • begin to speak and write about past activities • express likes and dislikes • fill out simple forms and documents, and provide basic biographical information • engage in the reading of short, simple texts • have a broader cultural knowledge of the Spanish-speaking communities and countries of the world today The University of Vermont respects the Department of Education’s definition of a credit hour. For every hour spent in class, you are expected to spend approximately 2 hours outside of class. Thus, in SPAN 1100, a 4-credit course, you should plan to spend about 8 hours a week outside of the classroom preparing assignments and studying.


Exams, quizzes, participation & attendance, oral exam, compositions, discussion forums, and daily HW.

Important Dates

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