Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
SPA 102
Course Title:
First Year Spanish - Second Term
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Course Description

Continues the work of SPA 101. Emphasizes active communication in Spanish. Includes listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, structure, vocabulary, and culture. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Recommended: Completion of SPA 101 or instructor permission. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

1. Manage common interactions, in both oral and written forms, in predictable settings using the present and beginning work in the past tense.
2. Apply circumlocution and inference skills, at a beginning level, when navigating selected real world situations in Spanish.
3. Identify a limited range of linguistic and cultural diversity within the Spanish-speaking world and how it differs and/or relates to one€™s own culture.
4. Apply a limited understanding of selected historical and cultural movements in the target culture through exposure to literature, art and performing
arts in the target language.
5. Apply some strategies for analyzing authentic materials in the target language.

Course Activities and Design

After the introduction to the course, Spanish will be used in the classroom at all times.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will be assessed by any combination of the following:
1. Active participation in class
2. Individual and group presentations
3. Contextual written tasks (in or outside of class) to assess reading,
   writing, cultural, and aural competencies
4. Oral interviews with partner or instructor
5. In class, interactive student role-plays

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Include all or most of the following:
1.  Careers and activities at work
2.  Domestic settings and activities
3.  Comparisons and superlatives
4.  Food, cooking and restaurant settings
5.  Food in the Spanish speaking world
6.  Direct and indirect object pronouns
7.  Expressing obligation and duty
8.  Expressing plans for the future
9.  Geography and climates
10.  Transportation and traveling    
11.  Holidays and celebrations of the Spanish speaking world
12.  Pastimes
13.  Parts of the body, health, personal care and habits
14.  Reflexives verbs
15.  Preterit and imperfect
16.  Commands
Competencies and Skills
1. Manages very basic interactions in restaurants, shops, domestic
   settings, travel related environments
2. Discusses future plans and preferences
3. Describes daily routine
4. Begins to talk about past events and childhood
5. Follows basic directions
6. Recognizes cultural and linguistic differences in the Spanish-
   speaking world.
7. Formulates questions and answers.
8. Identifies and names people and objects.
9. Writes strings of sentences
10. Reads and understands the main ideas in simple texts
11. Comprehends slow native speech in a highly contextual setting