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SPA201 Second Year Spanish-1st Term

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  • CRN: 40183
  • Credits: 4
  • Notes: Students are recommended to take SPA 211C, see course detail
  • Locations, days, times, and instructors:
    • Remote, Tuesday and Thursday, from 6:30 to 7:50pm
      From September 27 through December 15, 2022, Alvaro M Ares

Class materials


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Details about this class

This course requires attendance at synchronous meetings online (at the times indicated in the course schedule) as well as completion of asynchronous assignments and assessments. Attendance at the synchronous meetings is mandatory. If you need to request special consideration in regard to this attendance policy, please contact your instructor.

The time commitment for this course will be equivalent to the time that you would usually spend in the classroom on campus (4 hours per week) plus time spent on studying and completing a homework load appropriate for a 4-credit, college-level course (about two hours outside of class for each credit hour). This time commitment includes both synchronous work (e.g. class meetings, practice with classmates) and asynchronous work (e.g. studying, homework).


Students are highly recommended to take SPA 201 and SPA 211C concurrently.  

SPA 211C is a one-credit conversation course that meets twice a week for 25 minutes (50 min/week). For this particular SPA 201 (CRN 40183), your recommended 211C is CRN 45701, TR from 6:00 to 6:25 pm. This conversation class meets right before your 201,  and it’s taught by the same instructor.

Why should I take SPA 211C?  In the conversation class,  you will have an opportunity to practice what you are learning in SPA 201. You will be working on your listening and speaking skills with classmates, with your instructor’s guidance and support. Students who don’t take 211C will have 10 hours less of practice of the Spanish language than the classmates who take 211C. 201 + 211C is the perfect combination to develop your communicative skills (aural and oral), and communication is the main goal of our SPA program.



Required technology for this course includes a computer with a reliable Internet connection, microphone, and webcam. If you have questions or concerns about the required technology, please contact your instructor. Platforms for this course include Zoom, D2L Brightspace, and VHL Supersite (included in the textbook package sold through the PCC bookstore).


Online class information

No show policy
Your instructor can mark you as a "no show" if you do not participate in your class during the first week. This will remove you from the class. It is important to log in as soon as the class starts to see what the participation requirements are.
Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities taking Online based classes please visit the Disability Services website.