Intensive practice and free conversation and composition on a wide range of topics reflecting the needs and interests of the participants. Concentrated study of vocabulary, idioms, and selected grammar patterns and paradigms needed for oral proficiency. Activities include drills, discussions based on readings, debates, dialogues, and sketches. Supporting materials will be drawn from Latin American and Peninsular short stories, films, magazines, and newspapers. Prerequisite: SPAN 212 or higher or placement exam recommendation or permission of instructor. Not open to heritage speakers, except by permission of instructor. (Meets GEC Cultural Diversity Requirement.)