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Course Number:
SPA 203
Course Title:
Second Year Spanish - Third Term
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Course Description

Continues to expand structure and vocabulary for the purpose of active communication. Includes practice in reading and writing. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Recommended: Completion of SPA 202 or instructor permission. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completio students should be able to:

1. Manage most communicative tasks in a variety of social situations.
2. Communicate effectively with some rephrasing and circumlocution with most native speakers.
3. Narrate and describe with increased detail and length using a variety of time frames and modes with consistent accuracy.
4. Understand the values underlying cultural behaviors and attitudes within the Spanish-speaking world and how it relates to one’s cultural
5. Compare and contrast historical and cultural movements through analysis of selected works of art, literature, music, film and/or performing arts
from the target culture.
6. Analyze and develop responses to abstract and complex ideas in a variety of authentic materials in the target language.

Course Activities and Design

After the introduction to the course, Spanish will be used in the classroom at all times.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will be assessed by any combination of the following:

  1. Active participation in class
  2. Individual presentations
  3. Contextual written tasks (in or outside of class) to assess reading, writing, cultural, and aural competencies
  4. Oral interviews with partner or instructor
  5. In class, interactive student role-plays

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Include all or most of the following:

  1. Greetings, introductions and leave-taking
  2. Age and nationality, geography of the Hispanic world
  3. Personal descriptions, daily routines, interests and activities
  4. Household items and domestics chores
  5. The Hispanic city, asking and giving directions, and commands
  6. Family members and Hispanic last names
  7. Time and weather
  8. Classes, studies and professions.
  9. Definite and indefinite articles. Noun/adjective agreement
  10. Regular and irregular verbs in present, immediate future, present progressive and preterite
  11. Introduction to present subjunctive, and subordinate clauses

Competencies and Skills

  1. Manages personal interactions
  2. Discusses activities in present and past.
  3. Begins to give recommendations and suggestions
  4. Recognizes and appreciates cultural and linguistic differences in the Spanish speaking world
  5. Begins to write paragraphs given a context and a model
  6. Reads and understands a variety of texts
  7. Comprehends slow native speech in a highly contextual setting
  8. Makes herself / himself understood by a native speaker accustomed to non-native speakers