Faculty of Arts


Advanced Spanish 1


This course expands the language skills obtained in SPANISH 200-201 through extensive practice in advanced grammar, idiomatic expression, listening, speaking, reading and writing in relation to cultural and contemporary topics. It is taught entirely in Spanish. Activities include interaction in pairs, small-groups, or with the whole class, regular in-class and out-of-class practice, online exercises, reading and listening comprehension, discussions, and working with texts, audio and video. There is also a multimedia project on contemporary cultural topics in Spanish.

Learning outcomes:

Successful completion of this Spanish language course will enable you to:

  • Further your knowledge of Hispanic cultures and their presence in the world.
  • Discuss issues related to health and society and articulate your opinions about them.
  • Learn about higher education and preparation for professional life in Spanish-speaking countries.
  • Reflect on social addictions such as the growing dependence of modern society on technology.
  • Gain familiarity with the justice system in Spanish-speaking countries and argue for or against a penalty.
  • Present your views on environmental issues and the responsibility we have with our planet.
  • Continue advancing your lexical and grammatical knowledge of Spanish language.
  • Hone your Spanish listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and your overall communicative competence.


Coursework and exam

Availability 2021

Semester 1


Lecturer(s) Dr Eduardo Piñeros


Nuevo Ven 3 (Madrid: Edelsa, 2009), including: Libro del alumno, Libro de ejercicios, CD.

Spanish-English dictionary (any good pocket edition)

Electronic reading packet will also be provided.

Recommended Reading

Schaum’s Outline of Spanish Grammar (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1999 or later), available in the short loan library.


SPANISH 319: 15.0 points


SPANISH 201 or 278


SPANISH 300, 377

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