Course Description

Reinforce your knowledge of the basic grammatical structures and learn how to talk about past events. Continue to build vocabulary and improve your listening and speaking skills.

Course Details

Spanish 3 builds on skills acquired in Levels 1 and 2 and uses Como se Dice as the base text for instruction.  Grammar is presented in a clear, logical manner and the course focuses on practical communication in natural, high-interest contexts. Students who wish to continue with Spanish are encouraged to look into the Certificate in Spanish Language and Culture http://conted.ucalgary.ca/spanish.

Level 3 covers lessons 7-8 and includes the following:

  • Indirect object pronouns
  • Constructions with gustar
  • Time expressions with hacer
  • Preterit of regular numbers
  • Ordinal numbers
  • Direct and Indirect object pronouns used together
  • Preterit of ser, ir and dar
  • Preterit of e:i and o:u stem-changing verbs
  • Uses of por and para
  • Formation of adverbs


SPA 102 Spanish 2 or equivalent level of fluency as determined by the department.
Call (403) 220-2866 if more information is required.

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)


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Apr 15, 2020 to Jun 24, 2020
Schedule and Location
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $345.00
Reading List / Textbook

Students can choose from the following textbook options:

Option 1: "¿Cómo se dice...?" by Jarvis, Lebredo, Mena-Ayllón, 11th edition textbook bundle (includes textbook, student activities manual and premium website access with audio, video and other learning resources), ISBN: 1337596833. This option is highly recommended for students planning on continuing with higher levels of Spanish or wishing to pursue the certificate program, and will be used in courses up to Spanish 7.

Textbook is available for purchase at the U of C Bookstore. Call (403) 220-5937 or visit www.calgarybookstore.ca.

Option 2 (digital): A 24-month access to the ebook, student activities manual and online resources can be obtained at http://www.nelsonbrain.com/shop/isbn/978-1-337-10467-8.

Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) from April 15 to June 24, 2020 - Wednesday evenings - 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

This course uses:

  • Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L.
  • Zoom web conferencing software.

For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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