Course Content and Outcome Guide for SPA 213A Effective Fall 2015
- Course Number:
- SPA 213A
- Course Title:
- Intermediate Spanish Conversation
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- Special Fee:
Course DescriptionContinuation of SPA 212. Recommended: Completion of or simultaneous enrollment in SPA 203 or instructor permission. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
Spanish 213A 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
- Initiates, sustains and brings to a close a number of basic, uncomplicated communicative exchanges.
- Creates with the language by combining language elements in discrete sentences and string of sentences.
- 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 groups presentation
- Oral interviews with partners or instructor
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Include all or most of the following:
- Education and job search
- Art, music and movies
- Talking about the future and conditions: the future and conditional tenses
- The subjunctive in present, imperfect and pluperfect
Competencies and Skills
- Manages personal interaction in predictable settings.
- Discusses activities in present with accuracy, and in past tense with difficulty.
- Uses commands and subjunctive in mostly memorized phrases.
- Recognizes and appreciates cultural and linguistic differences in the Spanish speaking world.
- Comprehends native speech in a contextualized setting.
- Makes herself/himself understood by native speaker unaccustomed to dealing with non-native speakers.