Intermediate Spanish 1

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 ( He has published widely in Spanish linguistics and Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL). Georgetown University Press published his two 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 five summers, he has taught a professional development workshop for Spanish teachers in Salamanca, Spain.  In Fall 2013, he was invited as a visiting professor (la cátedra de altos estudios del español) at the University of Salamanca.

Created by Robert Blake

Intermediate Spanish 1

SPA 021V
Winter/Spring 2018
UC Davis, SPA 021V
5 quarter units

Continuation of course 3, 3V, 3Y, 3S, or previous high school experience in the areas of grammar and intermediate language skills. Online format combining synchronous chatting with technologically based materials.

Important dates: 

Registration opens: Nov 27, 2017 
Registration ends: Jan 7, 2018
First day of instruction: Jan 8, 2018
Last day of instruction: March 16, 2018


Please click here to download a syllabus for this course.

Course meeting requirements: 
Students must be able to be online on Mondays from 4:00 - 5:00 pm, as well as some additional time for small group chats.
SPA 003 or SPA 003Y or SPA 003V; Or the equivalent from previous high school language experience.

Robert Blake