Introduces the basic elements of the language and includes exposure to aspects of Spanish-speaking cultures. Equal attention to aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills conducted entirely in Spanish using a task-based approach. Four class meetings a week during the academic year, five days per week during the summer. Not open for credit to students who have had three or more years of Spanish in high school. Prerequisite: No previous college study of Spanish, or no more than three years of high school Spanish, or appropriate language placement score.