Intermediate Spanish

Western Texas College
Department of Languages


  1. Basic Course Information
    1. Course description—The consolidation of skills acquired at the introductory level. Further development of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Emphasis on comprehension, appreciation, and interpretation of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. 
    2. Prerequisites—The prerequisites for Intermediate Spanish are Beginning Spanish  1411/1412 or equivalent.
  2. Learning Outcomes. Upon successful completion of this course, students will: 
    1. Demonstrate comprehension of authentic spoken discourse produced by Spanish speakers of diverse origins.
    2. Produce oral Spanish comprehensible to native speakers using complex grammatical  structures to narrate, describe and elicit information. 
    3. Demonstrate increasing comprehension of authentic written texts in a variety of genres. 
    4. Write descriptions and narratives at a low intermediate level using complex grammatical structures. 
    5. Formulate cohesive paragraphs and short/simple essays. 
    6. Describe cultural practices and products of the Spanish-speaking world drawing on authentic materials including literature and the visual arts.
  3. Major Course Requirements
    1. Quizzes:  Students will complete objective quizzes covering each of the six chapters.
    2. Discussion: Students will post in the forum area for each topic given.   There will be regular discussion boards as well as voice boards.
    3. Participation: Students are required to log in and check for messages or forum posts a minimum of every three days. 
    4. Journals: Students will submit a journal in English approximately every two weeks.
    5. Practice: Students will have online practice on the En Linea site and in certain cases,
    6. Projects: Students will have relevant miniprojects due throughout the semester, as well as a final cultural project.
  4. Testing Requirements
    1. Students are allowed to use their book and notes while testing. All major lecture exams are online and do not have to be proctored.
    2. The final exam must be proctored. The student has the option of taking  the exam on-campus at Western Texas College or choosing a testing center. If a testing center is chosen, the student will be responsible for any fees incurred.
  5. Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    1. Textbook: ¡Anda! Curso intermedio, Book Plus MySpanishLab -- Access Card Package, 3/E Jean W. LeLoup Glynis Cowell Audrey L. Heining-Boynton ISBN-13: 9780134293363 Publisher: Pearson Copyright: 2017 Format: Unbound with Access Card
    2. Computer: Student will need a computer with microphone and webcam or video recorder that can be uploaded. 
  6. Other Policies:  Please refer to the WTC Course Catalog for the following:
    1. Campus Calendar
    2. Final Exam schedule
    3. How to drop a class
    4. Withdrawal information
    5. Student Conduct/Academic Integrity
    6. Students with disabilities
    7. Departmental policy regarding late/make up work
  7. Course Organization and Schedule**

Week 1


Weeks 2/3

Chapter One: practice, miniproject, exam

Weeks 4/5

Chapter Two: practice, miniproject, exam

Weeks 6/7

Chapter Three:

Weeks 8/9

Chapter Four:

Weeks 10/11

Chapter Five


Chapter Six :

Week 14


Week 15

Cultural Project due

Week 16

Final Exam



Last Modified: September 21, 2017