Spanish 102 - Elementary Spanish

Course Description

SPANISH 102 is the second course of the First-Year Spanish Language Program at the University of Washington. It is part of a sequence of three elementary-level language courses (SPAN 101, 102, and 103) designed to develop basic communication skills in both oral and written Spanish. By introducing the learner to the rich culture of the Spanish-speaking world, including the Hispanic/Latinx communities in the U.S., this course aims also to develop students’ intercultural knowledge and understanding.

Spanish 102 is open to students who have completed Spanish 101 or scored a minimum of 2 in each of the four sections (reading, writing, listening and speaking) of the placement test. For information on the Spanish placement test visit:

This course may not be taken in addition to Spanish 110.

For information on registration policies and procedures click HERE.
For advising or help registering for this course, contact the Humanities Academic Services Center.


IMPORTANT: If Spanish 102 is not being offered, you may want to consider taking SPANISH 110 instead. Spanish 110 is an accelerated course that covers the equivalent of Spanish 101 and Spanish 102.


Required Materials

  • Contreras, F., Pérez, J. & Rosales, V. (2020). Proyectos I. An introductory and intermediate Spanish course. Difusión SL.  Student book and access to The Spanish Hub.

You can get your book at the UW Bookstore or at
You can choose to buy the digital only book (digital book + The Spanish Hub) or the bundle (printed book + digital book + The Spanish Hub). We recommend you get the bundle, that includes the printed book. 

Course Objectives

To see the course objectives click HERE

Course Calendar

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*Summer courses have no quizzes.


Incomplete grades will NOT be granted in this course.
0.7 is the minimum grade needed to pass SPANISH 102.
2.0 is the minimum grade needed in SPANISH 103 to fulfill the foreign language requirement.

Students' Responsibilities

As a student in this class, it is your responsibility to:

  • Attend class everyday.The class will meet in Zoom at the time scheduled for the class. The Zoom link for your class and instructions on how to use Zoom are available on Canvas.
  • Participate in all classroom activities, making an effort to use Spanish as much as possible.
  • Come to class always prepared, having read and studied the materials assigned by your teacher.
  • Submit all assignments on the due date, regardless of whether you are present in class or not.
  • Contact a classmate when missing a class to get updated on classroom activities and assignments. You are responsible for all material presented in class and all assigned homework, whether you are present in class or not.
  • Check your email everyday and visit the course webpage regularly to keep updated on important class information and changes on due dates.
  • Follow common courtesy norms and turn off your cellular phone before class begins.

Spanish is the language of communication in the class, from day one. English will be kept to a minimum by both the teacher and the students.

You will have access to your grades via Gradebook throughout the entire term. It is your responsibility to make sure the information on your Gradebook is correct and updated. It there is a problem with a grade, you should contact your teacher as soon as possible.

Remember that your teacher is available outside class to answer any question you may have concerning either the content of the course or your performance on it. If you think you need extra help or have problems with any aspect of the course, make sure to contact them before it is too late. If their office hours do not work for you, schedule an appointment at a different time. Do not discuss personal issues with your teacher during class time.

As a student of the University of Washington you are expected to practice high standards of academic and professional honesty and integrity, to be informed of the Student Conduct Code, and to follow it.
To learn about the Student Conduct Code, related policies, student conduct process, and other related information please visit:

Students who engage in academic misconduct as described in the Student Conduct Code (cheating, falsification, plagiarism, unauthorized collaboration, multiple submissions, etc.) will be reported to the Director of Community Standards & Student Conduct.

UW policies and resources

Students with either permanent or temporary disabilities should contact the DRS office: 011 Mary Gates, Box 352808, (206) 543-8924,
If you have a letter from DRS, please present this letter to your instructor at the beginning of the quarter so they can provide the necessary academic accommodations.
Information about disability resources for students may be found at


Washington state law requires that UW develop a policy for accommodation of student absences or significant hardship due to reasons of faith or conscience, or for organized religious activities. The UW's policy including more information about how to request an accommodation, is available at Religious Accommodation Policy. Accommodations must be requested within the first two weeks of this course using the Religious Accommodations Request form.

Additional resources for Students

Language Learning Center

Internet resources