Elementary Spanish

Meet the Faculty

Robert Blake

Robert J. Blake (Ph.D. University of Texas) is distinguished professor of Spanish linguistics at UC Davis and founding director of the UC Language Consortium (http://uccllt.ucdavis.edu). He has published widely in Spanish linguistics and Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL). Georgetown University Press published two of his books:   Brave New Digital Classroom (2nd ed., 2013) and El español y la lingüística aplicada  (2016).  He helped develop an online first-year Spanish, Arabic, and Punjabi course. In 2004, he became a member of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language, making him a corresponding member of the Royal Spanish Academy. For the last four summers, he has taught a professional development workshop for Spanish teachers in Salamanca, Spain. In 2013, he was invited to be a visiting professor (cátedra de altos estudios del español) at the University of Salamanca.

Course created by Robert Blake

Elementary Spanish

SPA 002V


UC Davis, SPA 002V
5 quarter units

Continuation of course 1, 1S, or previous high school experience in the areas of grammar and basic language skills. Online format combining synchronous chatting with technologically based materials.

Students will be required to purchase an online textbook within the first week of the course at http://www.tesoros.es/in/pays.php. Failure to purchase the materials by the first week will result in being dropped from the online course.

Important dates: 

Registration opens: May 22, 2017  
Registration ends: Sep 26, 2017
First day of instruction: Sep 27, 2017
Last day of instruction: Dec 8, 2017


Please click here to download a syllabus for this course.

Additional course fees: 

Note that proctoring centers can cost students from $20.00-$200.00, depending on the location and te

Course meeting requirements: 
Class meets Mondays from 4:10 pm to 5:00 pm for discussion.
SPA 001 or SPA 001S; Or the equivalent.