Course leader: Renato Deschamps
Spanish is the official language in 20 countries and approximately 470 million people speak Spanish as a native language, making it second only to Mandarin Chinese (and above English) in terms of its number of native speakers worldwide.
The course is delivered in Spanish and some prior basic knowledge of the language is an advantage. During class we cover different topics including culture, literature, travel, music and current affairs among others. Students are encouraged to participate as much as possible by speaking in Spanish, reading, writing, translating, doing short presentations, etc.
The recommended textbooks for this course are Easy Spanish Step-By-Step and Advanced Spanish Step-By-Step by B. Bregstein and published by McGraw-Hill.