Spanish Summer Institute: Beginner 2 & Lower Intermediate

Beginner 2 and Lower Intermediate are ideal if you already have experience with Spanish through a conversational beginner course, or from your academic, personal or work life. Add to your vocabulary and expressions in order to communicate in everyday situations involving travel, food, shopping, family and business.

Improve your pronunciation, and learn to talk about future plans and express past events. Focus on using Spanish in authentic real-life situations to advance your language skills by learning more complex structures with a defined communication goal in mind.

Concentrate on speaking correctly, and distinguish between the past, present, and future tenses. Begin to learn about Spanish nuances, including correct levels of language to use in various situations. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to conduct a simple conversation about familiar topics with only some hesitation.

Read the course outline.

Daily Schedule
In the mornings, focus on practical, true-to-life conversation practice in lively classes that blend instruction, feedback, small group and pair work.

On select afternoons, enjoy rich Spanish and Latin American cultural experiences, workshops, or virtual visits from Spanish-speaking guests who bring their unique culture and perspectives to your class.

How am I Assessed?
This is a non-credit course without letter or numerical grades. You receive verbal feedback on your conversation and grammar skills from your instructor during class. Written homework is typically corrected in class. Some lesson modules may include quizzes.

Technology Requirements
To participate, you’ll need access to:

  • an email account
  • a computer, laptop or tablet under five years old using Windows or macOS
  • the latest version of a web browser (or previous major version release)
  • a reliable internet connection
  • a video camera and microphone.

No textbooks are required.

Course Format

This Institute is offered in-person at UBC Robson Square in downtown Vancouver.

Outside of class time, you can access other materials online at your own pace and rhythm. One business day before the course start date, we’ll email you step-by-step instructions for accessing the online component of your course as well as information on how to find your classroom at UBC Robson Square. Please note you can log in to your course for up to three weeks after the course ends. You will not be able to access course materials after this time.

Available Sessions

Course currently not available for registration.