This 8-week Spanish course is designed for beginners who want to learn how to understand, speak, read and write in Spanish. A wide range of hands-on activities and teaching techniques will be used to help students at multiple beginning levels learn how to interact in Spanish in social, academic, and cultural situations. Instruction will be in an interactive format. Required text: Practical Spanish Grammar: A Self-Teaching Guide, Second Edition, Marcial Prado: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (~ $20) ISBN-13: 978-0-471-13446-6, which can be purchased online or from local book stores. This course covers chapters 1-5.