Spanish 201 is the first course of the Second-Year Spanish Language Program at the University of Washington. It is part of a sequence of three intermediate-level language courses (SPAN 201, SPAN 202, and SPAN 203) designed for those students who have completed the First-Year Spanish Language Program or its equivalent. This course aims to expand the oral and written communication skills acquired in earlier classes and to broaden students’ understanding of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world, including the Hispanic/Latino communities in the U.S.
Spanish 201 is open to students who have taken Spanish 103, Spanish 123, or Spanish 134, or scored a minimum of 70 points on the SP100A placement test or 0-75 on the SP200A placement test.
For information on registration policies and procedures visit the following webpage: http://spanport.washington.edu/registration-policies-and-procedures
For a printable course description click HERE
- De la Fuente, M. J., E. Martín & N. Sans. 2015. GENTE. NIVEL BÁSICO. (3rd ed., 2015 release). Prentice Hall. (A customized package for this course, containing chapters 16-20, is available at the UW Bookstore, ISBN: 1-256-59067-3. If you already have access to MySpanishLab you can buy the customized package without the MySpanishLab key, ISBN: 1-256-59066-5)
- Access key to MySpanishLab (Gente e-workbook and labmanual)
- A bilingual dictionary.
To see the course objectives click HERE
To see the course calendar click HERE
|1 ORAL EXAM||
|4 COLLABORATIVE TASKS||
|5 READING TASKS||
Incomplete grades will NOT be granted in this course, under any circumstance.
0.7 is the minimum grade needed to pass SPANISH 201.
*Summer courses have 4 compositions instead of 5.
**There is no extra credit in the summer.
As a student in this class, it is your responsibility to:
- Attend class everyday.
- 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 instructor.
- 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. Texting in class is absolutely prohibited.
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 instructor as soon as possible. If your instructor cannot solve the problem, please contact the coordinator Sabrina Spannagel (sspan@ - Padelford B-222, 543-7943)
Students should honor the rules of academic honesty upheld by the University of Washington. It is the responsibility of each student to understand and abide by these rules. Failure to honor these regulations will result in the appropriate disciplinary measures. Detailed information about the rules of academic honesty may be found at
If you have any questions about the rules or academic ethics of the University of Washington, please speak with your instructor.
Resources for Students
Remember that your instructor 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 him/her before it is too late. If his/her office hours do not work for you, schedule an appointment at a different time. Do not discuss personal issues with your instructor during class time.