At the Intermediate and Advanced level, you should be able to understand most common and non-technical speech in Spanish, and be able to hold a fairly fluent conversation on a variety of topics.
Focus on improving your conversational fluency by acquiring more complex grammatical structures and sentence formation. Possible grammar topics, based on student needs, may include the advanced level verb tenses (conditional, future anterior, and introduction to subjunctive), or use of relative pronouns.
Increase your language spontaneity through interesting conversational exercises such as debates, presentations, cultural discussions, and small group work using Spanish articles, poetry, websites and more.
Read the course outline.
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.
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.
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.