Introductory Spanish I W18 (SPAN*1100) | College of Arts

Introductory Spanish I W18 (SPAN*1100)

Code and section: SPAN*1100*01+02

Term: Winter 2018

Instructor: D. Odartey-Wellington + tba


Course objectives:

This course introduces students to the basics of spoken and written Spanish through the study of grammar and vocabulary. The course is for students with no previous studies in Spanish.


Learning outcomes:

By the end of the semester, successful students will be able to:

  • Communicate in basic Spanish, through participation in oral activities in class and in an end of semester oral presentation in the lab/seminar
  • Read, comprehend and comment on simple texts written in Spanish, through regular reading comprehension activities, assignments and tests
  • Write in Spanish about everyday life, activities and preferences, through regular writing assignments and tests
  • Identify a variety of cultural elements of the Hispanic world, as presented in the classroom




Students with extended previous exposure to Spanish through courses, living experience in Spanish speaking countries or those who are native speakers of Spanish may not register for this course. At the first lab/seminar meeting, each student must submit a completed Declaration of Suitability form available in Courselink Content, to confirm his or her suitability to receive credit for this course.






Jarvis, Lebredo, Mena-Ayllón, Rowinsky-Geurts, Stewart: ¡Hola, amigos! 3rd Canadian Edition. Package includes textbook, student activities manual and access key to the premium website. Available for purchase at campus bookstores and directly from the publisher’s website.


Important: ONLY the 3rd Can. Ed. of ¡Hola, amigos! is suitable for this course.


Method of presentation:

Two 50 min. classes per week (12 weeks)

Two 50 min. labs/seminars per week (12 weeks)


Evaluation method:



More information about the courses can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar