Beginners' Spanish 2


Moving from the present to the past tenses, this course prepares students for basic conversation about everyday activities such as travel, weather, health, pastimes, emotions and simple narratives of historical events. Prepares students for the A2 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.Note: Students with 16 Level 2 NCEA credits in Spanish in last two years will enrol in SPANISH 105.

For full course information see the  Digital Course Outline for SPANISH 105.

Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.

Availability 2024

Semester 2


Lecturer(s) Associate Professor Eduardo Piñeros


Nuevo Ven I, Libro del alumno, Libro de ejercicios CD (Madrid: Edelsa, 2009). It comes with two CDs for audio practice.

Nuevo Ven 1. Workbook. (Unidades 9-15). It comes with one CD for listening exercises. The answers to the questions are provided at the end of the book so that you can check the accuracy of your work. 

Spanish-English dictionary (any good pocket edition).


Coursework + exam


SPANISH 105: 15 points


SPANISH 104 or 109


SPANISH 108.  May not be taken if an equivalent or more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed.