Spanish (SPAN) 201

Spanish for Beginners II (Revision 3)

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Delivery Mode: Individualized study with audio/video component.

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Humanities

Prerequisite: SPAN 200 or permission from the course coordinator.

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

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TELUQ equivalency: ESP 2001.

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SPAN 201 has a Challenge for Credit option.

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SPAN 201 continues the study of the basic elements of the Spanish language of SPAN 200. Oral and written skills are developed through the study of vocabulary, grammar, and idioms. Pronunciation, comprehension, and writing are emphasized. The course will enable a student to speak and write simple Spanish in a range of everyday situations. SPAN 201 also introduces students to a rich cultural context.


SPAN 201 is divided into six units covering twenty-six language lessons. Within each unit the course examines communication, grammatical structures, and culture.

  • Unit 1: Lecciones 27, 28, 29 y 30
  • Unit 2: Lecciones 31, 32, 33 y 34
  • Unit 3: Lecciones 35, 36, 37, 38 y 39
  • Unit 4: Lecciones 40, 41, 42 y 43
  • Unit 5: Lecciones 44, 45, 46, 47 y 48
  • Unit 6: Lecciones 49, 50, 51 y 52


To receive credit for SPAN 201, you must achieve a course composite grade of at least D (50 percent) and a grade of at least 50 percent on the final examination. The weighting of the composite grade is as follows:

Activity Weighting
6 Tutor Marked Written Exercises 10%
5 Tutor Marked Oral Exercises 15%
Composition (1) 5%
Oral Exam 20%
Final Written Exam 50%
Total 100%

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

Course Materials

Textbook and Supporting Materials

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

Listening Comprehension CDs (purple): In Spanish 201 you will use Disks 5 through 7.

Workbook/Study Guide: The Workbook/Study Guide II is designed to help you work on your own.

Student Audio CD Program to accompany Destinos Part B (red): These audio CDs are to be used in conjunction with the corresponding lessons in the Workbook/Study Guide II. In Spanish 201 you will use Disks 8 through 11 (corresponding to Lessons 27 to 52).

Other Materials

The course materials also include a student manual, study guide and assignment manual. Students will also find extra materials through Spanish Language Resources.

Special Course Feature

SPAN 201 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. Students will also be able to access the Destinos series, online. Just ask your tutor how to access the series, at a time of your convenience

Challenge for Credit Overview

The Challenge for Credit process allows you to demonstrate that you 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 about Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.

Challenge Evaluation

To receive credit for the SPAN 201 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 3, March 10, 2006.

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