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SP 2020 - Intermediate Spanish Abroad

SP 2020 - Intermediate Spanish Abroad

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SP 2020 - Intermediate Spanish Abroad

SP 2020 is an interactive course that provides students the opportunity to deepen previous knowledge of the Spanish language and to learn about the rich cultural, historic, artistic, and ethnic diversity of Ecuador. The objective of this course is to hone communicative language skills and to develop intercultural skills through interaction with native speakers.

The course emphasizes the development of each of the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. In addition, the course offers a review and reinforcement of grammatical structures and content, for the expansion vocabulary, targeting both oral and written skills, which can be specified to the context of the host country. The course includes oral presentations, written exercises, experiential learning, and location-based activities in Ecuador. 

While in Ecuador, SP2020 Intermediate Spanish will include field-trips to museums and art centres in historic cities such as Quito and Cuenca, excursions to indigenous markets in Otavalo and Ambato, and visits to a biological reserve and bird sanctuary in Mindo.

Course Details


Quito, Ecuador

Course Director

Prof. Emiro Martínez-Osorio, Associate Professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics (

Course Dates

May 9 – June 1, 2023, at York: June 5-23, 2023, in Quito


AP/SP 1000 6.0 or equivalent or permission of instructor.

Language of Instruction


Learn More

For more information, students can connect with Katie Gribbons, LA&PS Study Abroad Coordinator (