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. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250
IV. Prerequisites
SPAN110 (C or better) or equivalent
Corequisites
None
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.
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. Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Students will
      1. demonstrate an elementary, but growing, degree of competence in the four language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing;
      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.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. Category I
      Cultural Perspectives

      Students will
      1. compare, contrast, analyze, and/or defend differing world views and practices.

      Category III
      International, Gender, and/or Minority Perspectives
      Students will
      1. articulate similarities and differences in the various cultures of the world and demonstrate familiarity with the skills necessary to make informed judgments.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    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 Core Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. 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.

    3. Core (if applicable)
      1. Cultural Perspectives: Students take quizzes/tests or complete sections of quizzes/tests which examine the cultural topics presented in the course and in which they will compare, contrast, analyze, and/or defend differing world views and practices of some Spanish-speaking people.
      2. International, Gender, and/or Minority Perspectives: Students take quizzes/tests or complete sections of quizzes/tests in which they 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 Students:

    Instructors employ text, workbook, multimedia resources, and internet resources of first-year proficiency-based Spanish program. See course format.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.

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