Independent Learning: Spanish

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Spanish Courses

Bienvenido! Our distance learning programs in Spanish offer you the flexibility and convenience of learning a language at “your pace, your place” from experienced, highly qualified, and caring instructors.

Whether you are looking for beginning Spanish or advanced Spanish Literature, our distance education courses can fulfill your needs. Classes are available by e-mail or online. These include first-year, second-year, intermediate, and advanced Spanish classes.

We are the only provider of advanced, college-credit, distance learning courses in Spanish in the United States.


First Year Courses:

First Semester Spanish (Online, 4 Credits)

Spanish 101 is the first course in the Spanish language sequence. In this elementary level course, students will develop an understanding of grammar concepts. Through textbook-based activities, written assignments, reading activities, and speech acts, students will practice grammatical forms and new vocabulary in guided, meaningful settings. Course materials are selected and designed to aid students in developing an understanding of diverse Spanish-speaking cultures.

Second Semester Spanish (Online, 4 Credits)

A newly revised version of this course is on track to open on Friday, September 1, 2017 or earlier. Online registration will become available at that time. Reach out to our Student Services team at il@uwex.edu, 1-877-895-3276 or via the Live Chat link above if you’d like to be added to a pre-registration list and get notified exactly when online registration opens or if you have any questions.


Second Year Courses:

Third Semester Spanish (Online, 4 Credits)

Spanish 203 is the third course in the Spanish language sequence. In this intermediate level course, students will develop a greater understanding of grammar concepts introduced earlier in the sequence. Through textbook-based activities, written assignments, reading activities, and speech acts, students will practice grammatical forms and new vocabulary in guided, meaningful settings. Course materials are selected and designed to aid students in developing a greater understanding of the diverse Spanish-speaking cultures.

Fourth Semester Spanish (Online, 4 Credits)

Spanish 204 is the fourth course in the Spanish language sequence. In this advanced intermediate level course, students will develop a greater understanding of grammar concepts introduced earlier in the sequence. Through textbook-based activities, written assignments, reading activities, and speech acts, students will practice grammatical forms and new vocabulary in guided, meaningful settings. Course materials are selected and designed to aid students in developing a greater understanding of the diverse Spanish-speaking cultures.


Third Year Courses:

Third Year Language Practice (Print, 3 Credits)

A third-year (fifth-semester) language course, to be taken after Spanish 204 and before Spanish 226. You will begin by reviewing Spanish grammar you may have studied previously and by learning more advanced new material.

Third Year Grammar and Composition (Online, 3 Credits)

This course offers in-depth exploration of Spanish language grammar, with practice in written composition. You will also view short films (cortometrajes) and read a number of contemporary cultural articles as well as two brief short stories.

Introduction to Hispanic Literature (Online, 3 Credits)

An introduction to Hispanic literature. Organized by genre, the course includes works in narrative fiction, poetry, drama, and the essay form, with an introductory unit and specific examples for each and including authors from both Spain and Spanish America. The focus will be literary analysis, not literary history. Lessons are written in Spanish.


Fourth Year and Above:

Advanced Language Practice (Print, 3 Credits)

A fourth-year composition and grammar course, emphasizing grammatical subtleties, translation, and original composition. You will consider lexical items and their subtleties, as drawn from short literary texts.

Introductory Survey of Spanish American Literature (Online, 3 Credits)

This course offers a survey of Spanish American literature. The first half of the course begins with the chronicles of discovery and conquest and continues through the late 19th century. The second half of the course focuses on the 20th century and includes contemporary authors (e.g., Gabriel García Márquez, Isabel Allende). Besides the chronicles of discovery and conquest, genres studied are the short story, poetry, and theatre, as well as specifically Spanish American genres such as the tradición and gauchesca literature. The major canonical texts are studied, including a variety of authors, both men and women, from a variety of countries. Lessons are written in Spanish.

 


Spanish Team:

Jen Morgan

Arsenio Cisero

Matthew Griffin

Erin Paul


Choose the right course: With a language, it is sometimes a challenge to determine which course is right for you. Please contact Sarah Korpi or David Werther for help in selecting your course. In some cases, we will ask you for a writing sample for correct placement.