Middlebury Language Schools


Level 3 Advanced Intermediate Spanish

SPAN 3301, Spanish at Mills 3301S

This course will stress the expansion of the student's active vocabulary and language skills at the third-year level.  Classroom activities will center on a thorough review of the most important aspects of Spanish grammar, as well as active oral use of the language.  The oral exercises will expose students to extended discourse and will develop content and context as appropriate for students moving from the intermediate to the advanced proficiency levels.  The grammar explanations will be complemented by extensive oral and written exercises in contextualized and communication-based activities.  This approach, together with the other courses taught at the third-year level as well as the linguistic experiences the student has outside of the classroom, will provide immediate reinforcement of new structures and are intended to maximize the student's linguistic competence.

Students in level 3 will also take two level-3400 classes, one each in the areas of writing and culture.  Students will be notified of the available choices in the spring, but level 3 students are encouraged to take Stylistics (Spanish 3411), in preparation for more advanced coursework in Spanish.