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Course Number:
SPA 211C
Course Title:
Intermediate Spanish Conversation
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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.

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:

  • 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.