PCC/ CCOG / SPA

Course Content and Outcome Guide for SPA 111C

Course Number:
SPA 111C
Course Title:
First Year Spanish Conversation
Credit Hours:
1
Lecture Hours:
10
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Practice of structures and vocabulary of first year Spanish in a conversational format. Recommended: Simultaneous enrollment in SPA 101 or instructor permission. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description


SPA 111C is a first-year level course designed for students who wish to improve their ability to converse in Spanish. Students will have the opportunity to practice the structures and vocabulary they have worked with in first-year Spanish courses. This course also provides review for students who are entering a second-year Spanish class. This is a three-credit transferable course, and it counts as an elective toward associate degrees.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  •   communicates using common interactions in predictable settings and uses basic vocabulary, present tense and some present perfect tense forms
  •   begins to apply language-learning skills to various real-life situations
  •   recognizes and begins to appreciate linguistic and cultural diversity within the Spanish speaking world

Outcome Assessment Strategies

 
Students may be assessed by any combination of the following:
 

  1.   Active participation in class in the target language
  2.   Short individual oral presentations
  3.   Short frequent contextual written tasks
  4.  In-class, interactive student role plays with a partner or in small groups
  5.   Oral interviews with instructor


 

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  1.   Greetings, introductions and leave-takings
  2.   Asking and giving names and personal descriptions, personal data
  3.   Basic vocabulary including some or all, but not limited to, the following: clothing, colors, numbers, alphabet and spelling, body parts, family, weather and seasons, expressions of time, food and drink
  4.   Origin and nationality
  5.   Hobbies and free time, talents and plans for the future
  6.   School and university
  7.   Responsibilities
  8.   Birthdays and holidays
  9.  Daily routines, use of reflexive verbs
  10.   General geography and information regarding Spanish speaking countries. (these concepts are not necessarily presented here in the order presented in class; presentation depends largely on the makeup of the student population in a specific course)