This is an ADVANCED course . The objective of this course is to strengthen students’ understanding of the Spanish language, focusing on communication and proficiency. This course focuses on the 3 modes of communication: interpretive mode (understanding what is heard and read); interpersonal mode (speaking with another; writing informally); and the presentational mode (speaking in front of others; writing formally). All 3 modes are practiced using knowledge of cultural products, practices, and perspectives. We want students to use all 3 modes of communication in culturally appropriate ways. Outside projects and group activities will be assigned. Individual lab recordings of readings and prepared written responses will be evaluated. This class is treated as a college preparatory course.