First Year Spanish II Online Course
- SPAN101: First Year Spanish I with a grade of C or better
- Online - Self-Paced Enroll Anytime
- EST. time to complete:
- 3 to 9 Months
- $370.08 per credit
Why take an online Spanish course?
This course covers pronunciation, basic vocabulary for a wide variety of practical and personal communications, fundamental language structures, and activities for practice in reading and listening comprehension and speaking.
Spanish II Online Course at a Glance
UND’s beginning Spanish online courses are intended for self-motivated students who can independently arrange for regular study and practice time needed for proficiency in a second language. It is expected that students should spend 30 minutes a day or more learning Spanish throughout their course time. Students can reach out as needed to an instructor with flexible office hours throughout the week for email, live phone chats, or virtual classroom sessions.
Through a variety of activities, students will learn in context the vocabulary and language structures that will enable hundreds of kinds of communication activities in real-life settings. Activities include listening, reading, writing and speaking. These are gradually learned in the context of lesson themes, such as family, university life, food, shopping, and sports and leisure activities.
E-text assignments have many user-friendly features. These include audios to hear the pronunciation of key vocabulary in each lesson, videos featuring actors as students and lively grammar tutorials. Self-checking quizzes will help students prepare for three written proctored exams.
For more information, you may inquire by e- mail to instructor Steve Schmidt at steven.schmidt@UND.edu. Señor Schmidt holds a master’s in education studies from UND and has more than 15 years’ experience working with online Spanish students of all ages across the country.
Online Course Objectives
- Talk about daily routines and describe people, things and conditions.
- Talk about foods, beverages and meals, including how to order from a restaurant.
- Talk about clothing and shopping; the things you or others possess.
- Narrate in the past.
- Describe outings and events, including “fiestas,” and inquire and provide information about people and gatherings.
- Give directions and talk about getting around in a city.
- Make informal requests and give a variety of formal and informal commands.
- Speak of relationships and courtships, noting cultural influences and practices in the Hispanic world.
- Talk about professions, work-related activities and personal finances. Apply the Spanish subjunctive mood, or verb tense (the basics).
- Identify and talk about environmental issues and rural and urban locales with associated activities and problems.
- Use the future and conditional tenses and describe reciprocal actions.
- Engage periodically in “live” conversation to demonstrate comprehension of lesson content and to ask questions using past, present and future tenses.
Required Textbooks & Materials for Spanish II Online
- “Portales”(e-text) José A. Blanco, Vista Higher Learning (2016). Digital format
edition: ISBN 978-1-68004-195-8. A binder-copy is also available for purchase from
Text is used for both Spanish 101 and 102 at UND.
Video tour of Portales
- Tech requirements: High-speed internet with headset for listening and speaking activities through the course.
Online Lessons & Exams
You have 3 to 9 months from your enrollment date to complete:
- Online e-text assignments, with many audiovisual features. The site features self-checking quizzes for each lesson or chapter.
- Two speaking tests, done by phone with the instructor. There are pronunciation models and question guides for each test.
- Three written proctored exams. There is an option to take the exams through an online proctoring service (for a fee).
To request a course syllabus for the online self-paced enroll-anytime (SPEA) Spanish courses, you may contact the instructor, Señor Steve Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How will the course appear on my transcript?
You may enroll at any time and have 3-9 months to complete this online course. The college credits you earn will be recorded on your transcript in the semester you register.
Why Take Online Classes at UND?
Here are a few reasons why you should take an online enroll anytime course at UND:
- Great customer service – Our registration team is ready to answer questions quickly so you can focus on your coursework.
- Affordable – UND's enroll anytime courses are priced at North Dakota's affordable, in-state tuition rate.
- Accredited – UND is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
- Easily transfer credits – Transferring credits is always at the discretion of the institution to which the credits are being transferred. In general, credits from schools/universities that are regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission transfer to other regionally accredited institutions. UND's online courses appear on your UND transcript in the same way as other courses.
Flexible 100% Online Course
You'll take this online course at your own pace. Some students thrive in this environment, while other students may struggle with setting their own deadlines. If you have successfully taken an independent study or correspondence course previously, UND’s enroll anytime courses may be right for you. Still not sure? Take our online quiz to help determine if online enroll anytime courses are right for you.
Course information including tuition, technology requirements, textbooks, lessons and exams is subject to change without notice.