Courses in this level are designed for students with some functional ability in Spanish, or with previous exposure to other Romance languages, who typically progress at an accelerated rate. After having completed these courses, students should be able to create independently with the language, ask and answer questions, and participate in simple conversations. They should understand utterances on a variety of basic topics. They should write short texts involving topics grounded in personal experiences. They should read simple, connected texts dealing with a variety of basic and sociocultural needs. Special emphasis on pronunciation and specific syntactical structures will enable students to overcome typical errors in their oral and written communication.