PCC/ CCOG / SPA

Course Content and Outcome Guide for SPA 211C

Course Number:
SPA 211C
Course Title:
Inter Spanish Conversation
Credit Hours:
1
Lecture Hours:
10
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Stresses 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 211C is a second-year level course designed to improve student€™s 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 one-credit transferable course, and it counts as an elective for the associate degrees.

Intended Outcomes for the course

The student:

  • 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

The student:

  • 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.