Spring 2023 - SPAN 110 B100

Introductory Spanish II (3)

Class Number: 7414

Delivery Method: Blended


  • Course Times + Location:

    Location: TBA

  • Prerequisites:

    SPAN 100 (or SPAN 102), grade 12 Spanish, or equivalent.



Follows SPAN 100. Continues introduction to Spanish for students who have developed the necessary foundations from SPAN 100. Emphasis is on oral skills and grammar while continuing to develop reading and writing proficiency. Practical and situational materials are employed to underline the ties between language and culture. By the end of the term, students will be able to communicate in Spanish using a wide range of grammatical structures and vocabulary. (A2 level of CEFR) Students with credit for SPAN 103 may not take this course for further credit.



This course is the second half of first year Spanish (A2 level of CEFR). As in Spanish 100, the emphasis continues to be on oral skills and grammar while further developing reading and writing skills.  Spanish 110 covers different tenses (indicative, imperative and subjunctive moods), vocabulary, idiomatic expressions and cultural readings. By the end of the semester students will be able to communicate using a wide range of grammar structures and vocabulary.

This course is a blended 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.


ON-CAMPUS: Sections B101-TUT and B102-TUT will be held on campus two hours once per week. Office hours will be on Campus (AQ 5127) and virtually (in Zoom). Students wishing to take Span 110 should therefore register in sections B100-OLC and B101-TUT or B102-TUT.  




  • 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-



Viva, 5th edition. Blanco/Donley (Vista Higher Learning). Lessons 6-11

Online bundle includes Vistas vText (online book), WebSAM and Vista Supersite Plus.


Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

Registrar Notes:


SFU’s Academic Integrity website http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the university community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the university. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the university. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html