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Intermediate Spanish II: Grammar and Composition

Intermediate—Year

This course is intended for students who have already mastered the basics of Spanish and wish to continue a more advanced study of the grammar and vocabulary and to develop a more complex level of oral and written discourse, emphasizing subjective expression. Written and oral skills will be strengthened by oral presentations, class participation, and frequent essays (which include film reviews), based on a broad array of materials related to contemporary Latin American and Iberian culture. We will attempt to cover various sources: short stories, poems, novels, films, music lyrics, newspaper articles, etc. For conference, students will have a chance to explore various aspects and topics of Hispanic culture and the arts. We will take advantage of our local resources such as museums, libraries, and theatre. Weekly conversation with a language assistant will be required. This course is conducted entirely in Spanish. A placement test is recommended for students who have not taken Spanish at Sarah Lawrence College.