Course Description

A second semeter elementary level Spanish course designed to help students acquire basic proficiency in communicating in culturally significant contexts. An integrated approach to teaching language skills with emphasis on vocabulary acquisition and basic grammatical structures. This course builds upon the foundation established in Spanish 101. Greater emphasis is placed upon oral and written expression. Reading and discussions are designed to increase comprehension of more linguistucally complex texts and more conceptually complex cultural issues.

This course fulfills the Diversity (D) piece of the Montana State University CORE Curriculum or 3 credits of the language degree requirement in Liberal Studies.

Meeting Place and Time


This is an online course, but requires working with another student via Skype for oral exercises and debates. Despite not having classroom contact, students will have constant personal/virtual feedback from Veronica. Three oral exams will be taken via Skype and students will take one written exam every two Lecciones (Chapters).


Veronica Garcia Moreno

Veronica is from Seville, Spain where she studied Hispanic and Arabic literature and Linguistics. She received her B.A. in Hispanic Studies at MSU-Bozeman. Veronica is a Teaching Assistant Professor who has been teachong for nine years in MSU, both face-to-face classes and online classes. She has a Master's degree in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language (University of Leon, Spain), and a Master's degree in Intercultural Arab-Islamic Studies (University of Seville). Currently, she is living in L.A. and writing her Ph.D. dissertation (through UCLA) on Islamic influence in Spanish literature. Veronica loves studying comparative grammars and literatures.


Spanish 101 at MSU

Tuition and Fees

If you are accepted into a qualified online program, see the appropriate MSU Online Only Tuition and Fee table.

If you are also taking face-to-face courses, please refer to the MSU Fee Schedule.

Required Books and Materials

The material for second semester Spanish is the same as for the first semester, so students who took Spanish 101 do not need to buy anything new. If additional material is required, Veronica will provide it.

Students who have not taken Spanish 101 must purchase the following material:

!Viva! Primer curso de lengua española

Edition: 3rd

Authors: Jose A. Blanco, Philip Redwine Donley

Publisher: Vista Higher Learning

ISBN-13: 978-1-62680-018-2

Price, new: $258

Students can purchase the book directly from Vista Learning here: Vista Learning Website. The text will also be available at the MSU bookstore.

NOTE: The text can be purchased used, but students will also need to purchase the supersite code available on the Vista Learning website. 

Computer Requirements

  • Internet access
  • A device and browser that pass the system check for Brightspace LE, MSU's learning management system.

For More Information

For course information, please contact: Veronica Garcia-Moreno at [email protected]

How to Register

You must be accepted as a student to Montana State University to take this course.

Learm how to apply.

After your application has been accepted, you will register cis MSU's online registration system, MyInfo

Registration requires an PIN. Learn how to find your PIN.

Once you have your PIN, learn how to register through MyInfo