Course Content and Outcome Guide for SPA 211B Effective Fall 2015
- Course Number:
- SPA 211B
- Course Title:
- Intermediate Spanish Conversation
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- Special Fee:
Course DescriptionStresses conversational skills at the second year level. Recommended: Completion of or simultaneous enrollment in SPA 201 or instructor permission. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
Spanish 211B is a second-year level course designed to improve students ability to converse in Spanish. It provides opportunity to practice the structures and vocabulary students have encountered or are encountering in their second-year Spanish course. This course is a good review course for students who wish to prepare for further study in Spanish or for those traveling to a Spanish-speaking country. This is a three-credit transferable course, and it counts as an elective for the associate degrees.
Intended Outcomes for the course
- Participates in simple and direct conversations on predictable topics related to personal environment.
- Manages uncomplicated communicative exchanges.
- Recognizes and appreciates linguistic and cultural diversity within the Hispanic world.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Students will be assessed by any combination of the following:
- Active participation in class
- Interactive student role-plays
- Individual and group presentation
- Oral interviews with partners or instructor
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Include all or most of the following:
- Description of people and things
- Family members and professions
- Adjective agreement
- Daily activities, responsibilities, interests and personal preferences
- Verbs to express interest or lack of it
- Regular and irregular verbs in present, present progressive, immediate future, preterit and imperfect
Competencies and Skills
- Manages personal interaction in predictable settings.
- Discusses activities in present with some difficulty, and in past tense with lot of difficulty.
- Recognizes and appreciates cultural and linguistic differences in the Spanish speaking world.
- Comprehends slow native speech in a highly contextualized setting.
- Makes herself/himself understood by a sympathetic native speaker accustomed to dealing with non-native speakers.