Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
SPA 213C
Course Title:
Intermediate Spanish Conversation
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Course Description

Continuation of SPA 212C. Recommended: Simultaneous enrollment in SPA 203 or instructor permission. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Spanish 213C 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:

  • 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 group 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
  • Technology
  • Talking about the future and conditions: the future and conditional tenses
  • The subjunctive in present, imperfect and pluperfect

Competencies and Skills

The student:

  • 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.