Spanish (SPAN) 200

Introductory Spanish I (Revision 4)

SPAN 200 Course Website

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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online with video component.

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Humanities

Prerequisite: None

Precluded Course: SPAN 100 (SPAN 200 may not be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained for SPAN 100.)

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Spanish Studies home page

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TELUQ equivalency: ESP 2000.

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SPAN 200 has a Challenge for Credit option.

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This course introduces students to the basic elements of the Spanish language. Together with its complement SPAN 201, this course will enable a student to speak and write simple Spanish in a range of everyday situations. By viewing 26, half-hour television programs and other material, students will develop oral and written skills through the study of vocabulary, grammar, and idioms. Pronunciation, comprehension, and writing are emphasized and are an essential component of the course. SPAN 200 is a prerequiste for SPAN 201.


To receive credit for SPAN 200, you must achieve a course composite grade of at least "D" (50 percent) and a grade of at least 50 percent on the final written examination. The weighting of the composite grade is as follows:

6 Tutor-marked Written Exercises 5 Tutor-marked Oral Exercises 1 Final Oral Exam 1 Final Written Exam Total
15% 15% 20% 50% 100%

To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.

Course Materials


Van Patten, Bill, Martha Alford Marks, and Richard V. Teschner. 2002. Destinos: Second Edition of the Alternate Edition. McGraw-Hill.

Other Materials

The course materials include a student manual, textbook, CDs, workbook/study guide 1, and a assignment manual.

Special Course Feature

SPAN 200 cannot be completed without viewing the television broadcasts or the corresponding videotapes for each lesson (lección). Students unable to view the broadcasts will need to borrow the videotapes from Athabasca University Library.

Challenge for Credit Course Overview

The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.

Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.

Challenge Evaluation

To receive credit for the SPAN 200 challenge registration, you must achieve a grade of at least “D” (50 percent) on the final written examination.

Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.

Opened in Revision 4, June 21, 2013.

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Updated May 27 2016 by SAS