SPAN111 Elementary Spanish II

Department of Language & Literature: Spanish

I. Course Number and Title
SPAN111 Elementary Spanish II
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
SPAN110 (C or better) or equivalent
V. Other Pertinent Information

Students are expected to spend between six and nine hours per week outside of class in activities, such as learning vocabulary, reading, completing written exercises, working on pronunciation, preparing oral presentations, and working with multimedia resources that accompany the text.

This course meets the General Education requirement in Arts/Humanities.
This course meets the General Education requirement in Diversity.

VI. Catalog Course Description
This interactive course builds on the instruction from SPAN110; students continue to acquire a basic knowledge of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. Oral proficiency, listening, comprehension, and grammatical accuracy are all stressed. Cultural background accompanies each chapter.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. demonstrate an elementary, but growing, degree of competence in the four language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing [Arts/Humanities];
    2. recognize and respond appropriately to more common spoken situations;
    3. write basic sentences in Spanish with some added detail; and
    4. explain more common aspects of life in the Spanish-speaking countries [Diversity].
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    Please note: the sequence of topics listed below is under revision. Contact the Language & Literature department for specifics.

    Grammatical topics:

    1. prepositions
    2. demonstratives
    3. reflexive verbs
    4. commands
    5. the preterit tense of regular verbs
    6. the preterit tense of some irregular verbs
    7. comparisons
    8. direct and indirect object pronouns
    9. the imperfect tense
    10. introduction to the preterit versus imperfect

    Vocabulary and social contexts:

    1. the house
    2. the city
    3. shopping
    4. health

    Cultural contexts:

    1. the home and daily routines
    2. daily life
    3. shopping and style
    4. medical care and the body
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. take quizzes and tests;
    2. complete assignments, such as short compositions and grammatical exercises;
    3. perform listening comprehension exercises; and
    4. participate in oral interviews and/or presentations that assess proficiency levels.

    Quizzes and tests taken in class include the cultural topics presented in the course. Students articulate similarities and differences in the various cultures of the world and demonstrate familiarity with the skills necessary to make informed judgments.

  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    Instructors employ text, workbook, multimedia resources, and internet resources of first-year proficiency-based Spanish program. See course syllabus.

Review/Approval Date - 3/98; Core Goals/Objectives added 4/04; revised 12/6/2010; New Core 8/2015