If you’ve taken the equivalent of one year of college Spanish, you’ll probably find yourself in intermediate level classes. It’s the perfect place to be if you’re familiar with the language, but not quite confident enough to actually use it in your daily life.
In the intermediate classes, you will spend the first half of the semester reviewing first-year and learning second-year Spanish (251, 252). By the time the semester is halfway through, you will be prepared to take on two upper-level courses which are part of the intermediate sequence: 301-Advanced Grammar and Conversation and 303-Selected Readings in Spanish Literature.
When you return home, you will have earned credit for Spanish 251, 252, 301, and 303. You may also sign up for the 307-Modern Spanish Culture course (1 credit), which is available to both Intermediate and Advanced level students.
If you study abroad during the spring semester as an intermediate level student, you have the opportunity to experience a 3-credit professional internship for six weeks in May and June.
To ensure that you take the appropriate level classes, you will take a WebCAPE placement test before you fill out the Course Request Form. We will use the results to help advise you on course selections. You’ll take an additional placement test—this time with a verbal section—during orientation in Spain before final registration.