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Intermediate Spanish II

3 Credits | 200 Level | 38 Contact hours


CORPAS, J., GARMENDIA, A. y SORIANO, C. (2017). Aula Internacional 3. Nueva Edición. B1. Barcelona: Difusión. (ISBN: 978-84-15640-11-0)


This track is offered to students who have completed a year of college Spanish or its equivalent. They will learn to narrate in the main time-frames, as well as to use the subjunctive mood in the correct contexts.

The third part of the track focuses on writing, familiarizing the student with the conventions of different types of texts, such as description, narration, formal and informal letters or emails and expository essays.


UNIT 1. Talk about future actions and situations. Express conditions Predictions
UNIT 2. Express wishes, claims and need. Want, ask, demand, need. Politics and society. The education
UNIT 3. Unwrap us by phone. Types of messages (letter, mobile message, email). Ask, recommend, etc
UNIT 4. Express interest and feelings. Talk about relationships between people. Express interest, feelings and sensations. The character of people. Resources to show disagreement
UNIT 5. Assess situations and events. Comment on actions and behaviors. Environment
UNIT 6. Hypotheses and conjectures. Report mysterious events. Psychology and science

UNIDAD 1. Hablar de acciones y situaciones futuras. Expresar condiciones. Predicciones
UNIDAD 2. Expresar deseos, reclamaciones y necesidad. Querer, pedir, exigir, necesitar. Política y sociedad. La educación
UNIDAD 3. Desenvolvernos por teléfono. Tipos de mensajes (carta, mensaje de móvil, correo electrónico). Preguntar, recomendar, etc
UNIDAD 4. Expresar interés y sentimientos. Hablar de relaciones entre personas. Expresar interés, sentimientos y sensaciones. El carácter de las personas. Recursos para mostrar desacuerdo
UNIDAD 5. Valorar situaciones y hechos. Opinar sobre acciones y conductas. Medioambiente
UNIDAD 6. Hipótesis y conjeturas. Relatar sucesos misteriosos. Psicología y ciencia


• Describe an incident or an accident making the main points clear in oral and written forms.
• Describe hypothetical situations or events, expressing probability and degrees of certainty in oral and written forms.
• Write about a variety of experiences in the past, combining description and narration and providing personal comments.
• Compose a text to provide his/her opinion regarding different controversial issues.
• Follow a process approach to writing, by organizing the information, drafting, revising content and form and finally, writing carefully edited compositions on a variety of topics.
• Read short stories by local authors and interpret their cultural references.
• Examine the value of one´s own cultural beliefs, behaviors, and norms by contrasting and comparing them with those of the target language community.


• Exams: parcial: 25% + final: 35% = 60%
• Oral tasks: 10%
• Homework and written assignments: 10%
• Reading: 10%
• In-class participation: 10%

Attending class is MANDATORY in this course.

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