UCLA Extension

Spanish

LEVEL DESCRIPTION OLLI Course Equivalent
Elementary You can ask a few basic questions and ideas, but with a lot of mistakes. ·         Spanish I for Everyday Life
·         Real Life Spanish Conversation I
Pre-intermediate Limited vocabulary, but with some help you can participate in basic conversations. ·         Spanish II for Everyday Life
·         Real Life Spanish Conversation I
Intermediate Now you can converse in many situations, with less serious errors. ·         Spanish III for Everyday Life
·         Real Life Spanish Conversation II
Upper-intermediate You’re comfortable in most situations, still some good mistakes. ·         Spanish IV for Everyday Life
·         Real Life Spanish Conversation II
Advanced Comfortable in most situations, strong vocabulary, few errors. ·         Literary Spanish
·         High-Level Spanish Conversation

Real Life Spanish Conversation I

This is a conversation course for those with a basic grasp of the Spanish language.  Students in this level require some time to construct their sentences and the conversation moves at a slower pace.  Students tend to ask the instructor for help with vocabulary words and grammar.

Students enrolling into this course should be familiar with:

  • Numbers and ages
  • Dates and times
  • Greetings
  • Asking & answering basic questions
  • Describing people & places

Real Life Spanish Conversation II

This is a conversation course for those with a stronger grasp of the Spanish language, but who are not yet fluent.  Students in this level construct their sentences without many pauses and the conversation moves at a moderate pace.  Students tend to ask the instructor for help with grammar more so than with vocabulary.

In addition to the topics listed for Real Life Spanish Conversation I, students should be comfortable with:

  • Present tense grammar
    • Common regular verbs (hablar, vivir, comer, etc.)
    • Common irregular verbs (ser, estar, tener, ir, querer, etc.)
  • Familiarity with some past and future grammar
  • Using appropriate articles (el, la, los, la, un, unos, unas)
  • Translating complete sentences (from English to Spanish & Spanish to English)
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