Spanish • Level 2 • Academic
This course enables students to develop competence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. Students will continue to participate in interactive activities in which they can apply and develop their language skills to communicate with native Spanish speakers. They will explore aspects of culture in regions of the world where Spanish is spoken, including social customs, food, sports and leisure activities, popular festivals, and music. Although students will expand their vocabulary and knowledge of linguistic elements, the language they will use at this level will still be simple.
Spanish • Level 3 • University
This course offers students opportunities to further develop competence and confidence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. Students will participate in interactive activities (e.g., discussions about literature, travel, shopping) in which they will further develop their knowledge of linguistic elements. They will continue to explore aspects of culture in regions of the world where Spanish is spoken, including fashion, historical figures, art, and architecture. Students will enhance their critical and creative thinking skills through reading diverse materials, including original literature, and will explore a variety of personal and professional contexts in which knowledge of Spanish is required.
Prerequisite: International Languages, Level 2, Academic
Spanish • Level 4 • University
This course prepares students for postsecondary studies in Spanish. Students will continue to refine and enhance their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Spanish, with the goal of using these communication skills in a variety of personal, academic, and professional contexts. Using a wide variety of sources, including original texts in the language, students will consolidate their language skills as they use increasingly complex linguistic elements and language conventions. Students will also have opportunities to enrich their knowledge of aspects of culture in regions where Spanish is spoken, including issues related to popular culture, linguistic communities in Canada, literature, history, geography, and the arts.
Prerequisite: International Languages, Level 3, University