Course Description

Learn how to talk about the past events using both the preterit and the imperfect past tenses. Practice your conversational and writing skills while gaining more insight into the cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world. This class is taught mainly in Spanish.

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Describe past events using simple past tenses (preterit and imperfect)

  • Use vocabulary related to clothing, shopping, urban and rural areas, and modes of transportation

  • Talk about personal relationships, stages of life, and hobbies

  • Write short paragraphs in Spanish about topics covered in the course using the past tenses

  • Examine aspects of some Latin American cultures


SPA 103 Spanish 3 or equivalent level of fluency as determined by the department. Call (403) 220-2866 if more information is required.

Applies Towards the Following Program(s)

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Online Synchronous
6:30PM to 9:00PM
Apr 11, 2024 to Jun 27, 2024
Schedule and Location
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $349.00
Reading List / Textbook

Title: Experience Spanish
Edition: 3
Authors: Amores 
Publisher: McGraw Hill
Option 1 - Print package: Textbook and 3-year Connect access (with eBook), ISBN: 9781264603138
Option 2 - Digital package: 3-year Connect access (with eBook), ISBN 9781264594672

Print and digital packages are available for purchase at UCalgary Bookstore. Call (403) 220-5937 Visit the UCalgary Bookstore at www.calgarybookstore.ca.

Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

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 registered on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

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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