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

Upon successful completion of this Spanish course, you will be able to:

  • Converse about past events using simple past tenses (preterit and imperfect)

  • Understand and use vocabulary related to daily routines, food preparation, shopping for groceries, renting an apartment, and parts of a house

  • Write short paragraphs in Spanish about yourself and your daily routines 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 Certificate(s)


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Online Synchronous
6:30PM to 9:00PM
Apr 15, 2021 to Jun 24, 2021
Schedule and Location
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $345.00
Reading List / Textbook
"¿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: 9781337596831. This text is 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.


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.

To fully participate in the live sessions you will need to have access to a reliable headset with microphone and a webcam.

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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