SPN-232: Intermediate Spanish II

Liberal Arts
Language Studies
World Languages
Academic Level
Course Subject
Course Number
Course Title
Intermediate Spanish II
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
62.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
62.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
A grade of C or better in SPN-231 or in three years of high school Spanish, or instructor permission
Catalog Course Description

Follows SPN-231 and is the second of two intermediate-level Spanish courses focusing on communication in a cultural context. Further develops students' reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in Spanish, expands their vocabulary, and deepens their knowledge of pronunciation and grammatical principles in order to comprehend and express a wide range of ideas in both spoken and written Spanish. Presents Hispanic culture.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Goal Statement

SPN-232 is designed to enable students to reach the Intermediate Mid level on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) proficiency scale, focusing on language learning through communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities.

Core Course Topics
  1. Present-tense verbs
  2. Past-tense verbs
  3. Subjunctive verbs
  4. Hypothetical expressions
  5. Perfect verb forms
  6. Future
  7. Commands
  8. Passive voice
  9. Gender and number agreement
  10. Prepositions
  11. Critical listening, speaking, and writing
  12. Critical reading
  13. Hispanic culture
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Differentiate among the verbs ser, estar, and haber and correctly use them orally and in writing
  2. Interpret and produce personal and historical narratives in the past using the preterit and imperfect verb tenses and time markers appropriately
  3. Use a variety of verbs in the present and imperfect subjunctive tenses in noun, adjective, and adverbial clauses
  4. Express hypotheses using the conditional and imperfect subjunctive tenses with si clauses correctly in speech and writing
  5. Employ the present perfect future, present perfect subjunctive, past perfect subjunctive, and conditional perfect verb tenses correctly in speech and writing, including regular and irregular participles
  6. Use the simple future tense to express probability and conjecture in the present
  7. Produce indirect and nosotros commands in speech and writing, including regulars, irregulars and those with reflexive and direct and indirect object pronouns
  8. Express indefinite and unplanned occurrences using se
  9. Demonstrate correct usage of past participles as adjectives with appropriate gender and number agreement
  10. Use verbs that require a preposition, such as a, con, de, en, and por correctly in variety of verb tenses
  11. Interpret authentic audio and visual materials and respond critically in Spanish
  12. Summarize Spanish-language research in written compositions and oral presentations
  13. Analyze cultural differences as manifested through language differences
General Information

Note: A grade of C- is not transferrable and is not accepted by some programs at HFC.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

Assessment of academic achievement will be identified and implemented by the class instructor. Methods will include, but not be limited to:

  • Participation
  • Homework assignments
  • Weekly/regular quizzes
  • Weekly/regular compositions
  • Chapter/unit tests
  • Oral presentation(s)/project(s)
  • Midterm/final exam

All sections of this level will use a textbook (and any accompanying materials) selected by the course coordinator and approved by the World Languages Committee.


General Education Categories
  • Humanities and Fine Arts
Institutional Outcomes
  • Humanities
MTA Categories
  • Category 5: Humanities and Fine Arts

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2019
ILT Approval Date
AALC Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
Review Semester
Fall 2019