The second year Spanish program at ISU is to help students consolidate their basic knowledge of the Spanish language, with emphasis on grammar, reading, writing and communicative activities in order to improve their listening and speaking skills. The course reviews some of the materials presented in the first year Spanish language courses and introduces additional vocabulary, functional phrases, and grammar structures with emphasis on real communication and meaningful cultural contexts. Students will learn in class and out of class with authentic materials. Students will be exposed to a variety of Spanish accents and dialects from Spain and Latin America. Students will read, discuss, and write compositions in Spanish. The course is taught entirely in Spanish while the textbook contains explanations and instructions in English. Students will be reading texts in Spanish as well as participating in discussions, writing essays, and examining the more complex structures of the language. This course prepares students to move into more advanced writing and conversation courses. It is assumed, therefore, that students registered for this class have a good command of beginning Spanish, its sound system, grammar, vocabulary, and sentence structure.