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Spanish 200 - Intermediate Spanish
University of Barcelona (UB)
Barcelona, Spain

Subject Area(s) Level(s) Instruction in Credits Contact Hours Prerequisites
Spanish 200 Spanish 3 40 Spanish 100 or equivalent


To master complex forms of syntax and sentence construction.

To master the form of sentence construction in processes of both derivation and composition.

Dealing with Anglicisms.

To develop communication skills in both the conversational and formal registers, with special attention being paid to vocabulary.

To master the following communicative functions: narration, description.


1. Spelling of letters and words. Accents and punctuation.

2. The indicative: its different forms.

3. The article. Personal pronouns: stressed and unstressed forms. Impersonal structure
with se. Reflexive and reciprocal pronouns and verbs.

4. The verbs ser and estar: defining and describing. Passive structures of action and
result. Voice, tense and aspect in verb clauses.

5. The subjunctive: its different forms.

6. Examples of subordinate noun clauses (temporal correlation and conjunctions).

7. Examples of subordinate adjective or relative clauses (structure and conjunctions).

8. Subordinate adverb clauses: time, place and manner. Examples of conditional,
concessive, causal, consecutive and final clauses.

9. Indirect style. Reproducing other people’s speech: prepositions: tense, place and verb

10. Constructing descriptive, narrative and argumentative texts.


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• MIQUEL, L. - SANS, N., (1988), Esto Funciona B, Madrid, Edi-6
• MIQUEL, L. - SANS, N., (1990), Intercambio 2, Madrid, Difusión.
• MILLARES, S. - CENTELLAS, A., (1998), Método de español para extranjeros, Madrid,

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