Fall 2021 - SPAN 200 D100

Intermediate Spanish I (3)

Class Number: 7180

Delivery Method: In Person


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  • Prerequisites:

    SPAN 110 (or SPAN 103) or equivalent.



Follows SPAN 110. Expands advanced grammatical concepts and promotes student cultural and historical understanding of the Hispanic world. By the end of the term, students will be able to function in a Spanish speaking environment. (B1.1 level of CEFR) Students with credit for SPAN 201 may not take this course for further credit.


This course is the first half of second year Spanish (B1.1 level of CEFR). Students will be transferring their structural knowledge into performance and actual use of the language. The emphasis is on further development of oral command, grammatical accuracy, reading and writing skills. Spanish 200 reviews and expands grammatical concepts and also promotes student cultural and historical understanding of the Hispanic world. By the end of the semester students will be able to function in a Spanish speaking environment.

This course is a “flipped classroom course” in that a major part of student learning and work takes place outside of the physical classroom. The following briefly details the two major components: online and in-class Lab activities.

  1. Independent learning & communicative online activities. Students are responsible for exploring, learning and practicing key concepts (grammar and vocabulary) assigned in each lesson. There are vocabulary, grammar, writing and communicative activities assigned for each lesson. These activities are both graded and credit/no credit.
  2. TUT-sessions. In class students practice communicative activities, are exposed to native speaking, build their speaking skills and improve their confidence in using the language. A brief time is also dedicated to quickly review pronunciation and grammatical concepts when needed. Classroom meetings work as workshops in which students will have the opportunity to use the language in meaningful activities and interactions.

* Students should also expect to spend approximately six to eight weekly hours working on online activities and tutorials.


Section D101-TUT will be held on campus two hours once per week. Office hours will be also held virtually (in Zoom) and on campus. Students wishing to take Span 200 must therefore register in sections D100-OLC and D101-TUT.

If you are unsure about your language level, please contact the Course Chair to arrange a language evalaution: mayoharp@sfu.ca


  • Lesson quizzes (6) 30%
  • Oral exam 10%
  • Online homework (Supersite) 25%
  • Class participation 25%
  • Final assignment 10%



96-100 = A+               83-86 = B+                          70-74 = C+                          50-58 = D   

91-95   =  A                 79-82 = B                            65-69 = C                              0-49 = F

87-90   =  A-               75-78 = B-                           59-64 = C-



Vistas, 6th edition. Blanco/Donley (Vista Higher Learning). Lessons 13-18 Online bundle includes Vistas vText (online book), WebSAM and Vista Supersite Plus.

The instructor will provide students with information regarding how to purchase the textbook. 

Registrar Notes:


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Teaching at SFU in fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place.  Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the fall 2021 term.