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Overview

Learning Methods
Students are gradually immersed into the fundamentals of the Spanish language by learning and practicing oral, listening, reading and writing skills with an emphasis on developing conversation and comprehension skills as well as cultural awareness of Spanish-speaking countries.

Major Focus
Spanish is a global language spoken by over 400 million people around the world. It is the official language in 21 countries of which 19 are located in South America.

Spanish feeds a diverse group of Spanish-speaking countries with their own vibrant and rich cultures.

The AC Difference
AC students gain from small class sizes and passionate instructors who foster a respectful, welcoming teaching and learning environment.

The Spanish curriculum integrates a framework of “ambitious teaching”, which reflects our commitment to our diverse population of students by both capitalizing on that diversity, knowledge, and experience and utilizing the strengths, advantages, and unique perspectives of our students.

Career Outlook
Spanish is among the fastest-growing languages in Canada, and this is important to growing Canada’s economy.

It is taught in BC schools from Grades 5 through 12, so teachers with competency in Spanish are in high demand in BC schools.

Spanish can also enhance your future career prospects across diverse sectors such as government positions, tourism, media, arts, research, health care, and many other industries where cross-cultural communication skills are in high demand.


Course Descriptions

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SPAN 100 - Spanish for Beginners I

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of the Spanish language by learning and practicing basic oral, listening, reading and writing skills with an emphasis on developing conversation and comprehension skills, as well as providing a general understanding of Spanish grammar. The course will also promote cultural awareness of Spanish-speaking countries.

Introductory-level language courses (e.g., FREN 100, FREN 101) are intended for beginner language learners. Students are not permitted to enrol in beginner language courses if they have previously completed grade 11 or 12 study of the language (e.g., FREN 11, SPAN 12), studied in a high school language immersion program of the same language (e.g., French immersion), or are fluent or first-language speakers of the language.

Prerequisite(s):
ENGL 098

Transfers to:
SFU SPAN 102 (3)
UVIC SPAN 100A (1.5)
TRU SPAN 1110 (3)
UNBC INTS 181 (3)

Arash Farzaneh

Instructor

Arash Farzaneh

Instructor

Arash Farzaneh is a language instructor who has been teaching English, French and German for over fifteen years.

He received his Master’s Degree in French Literature from the University of British Columbia and his TESL Certificate from International House Vancouver.

He is fluent in five languages and has lived and worked in Germany, Switzerland, and Mexico. Arash has taught EAP courses but is currently teaching French courses at Alexander College. He is mainly interested in philosophy, film, literature, and psychology.

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