Span 297, Intensive Intermediate Spanish, is a bridge course between 200-and 300-level Spanish courses that focuses on application of advanced grammatical concepts. It merges Span 201 and Span 202 and it is designed for students who want to continue at the 300 levels. 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 very good command of beginning Spanish, i.e. sound system, grammar, vocabulary, and sentence structure.
The course is taught entirely in Spanish.
4 years of high school Spanish, two years of Spanish at a community college, Spanish 201, or equivalent by placement
How do you know that 297 is right for you?
We recommend that students take the Online Placement Exam for Spanish to determine their general skill level in the Spanish language.
Students obtaining a score between 350-400 on this test are encouraged to take (2) the Intensive Intermediate Spanish (Span 297) Diagnostic Exam to determine if this class is right for them.
We recommend that a student obtaining a test score lower than 70 points on the Intensive Intermediate Spanish (Span 297) Diagnostic Exam register for this course in order to review these topics during the semester. Otherwise, if a student obtains a score higher than 70 points we recommend registering in a 300 level class.
Consult with one of our academic advisers in World Languages and Cultures, either Ruxandra Looft, 515-294-7570, or Ginger Nally, (515) 294-8988, for actual placement in a foreign language course at Iowa State.