Dec 07, 2022  

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SPA 112 - Spanish Two

Credits: 4
Continues introduction of basic grammatical structures and vocabulary of modern spoken and written Spanish and to correct pronunciation patterns by means of oral-aural practice, small group interaction, reading of simple texts, and written exercises. Continues introduction of certain aspects of Hispanic culture and differences between the Spanish and the English languages. Requires supplemental (outside of class) listening, reading, speaking, and written work using ancillary materials and the textbook's Internet site. A diagnostic test will be given to determine proper SPA course placement.

Prerequisite(s): READING LEVEL 3 and WRITING LEVEL 3 and SPA 111  or no more than one semester of college-level Spanish; or no more than one year of High School Spanish; any with a minimum grade of C; or permission of instructor
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 60 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: Humanities
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Refine all of the objectives from SPA 111  
  2. Demonstrate expressive and receptive skills appropriate to 2nd semester novice / elementary Spanish.
    1. Express past events and conditions using the preterit and the imperfect tenses of regular and some irregular verbs, including reflexive verbs, in formulaic conversations about topics covered in the text.
    2. Use reflexive verbs to describe routines.
    3. Continue to develop the ability to avoid repetition by using object pronouns, relative pronouns and demonstrative pronouns.
    4. Demonstrate the ability to point out people and things using demonstrative adjectives and pronouns.
    5. Develop the ability to make comparisons.
    6. Develop the ability to express negation using negative and indefinite words.
    7. Read a passage of text in Spanish to gather information and demonstrate understanding of the passage.
    8. Demonstrate the ability to write a brief paragraph in Spanish, using grammatical concepts, correct syntax, and vocabulary from the text.
    9. Recall and use vocabulary, including idiomatic expressions that will permit the receptive and expressive skills mentioned above.
  3. Compare and contrast differences between one’s own culture and Hispanic cultures in a sensitive and informed manner.
    1. Identify several Spanish-speaking countries and regions.
    2. Describe the connections between Spanish language and culture in the classroom and the global community.
    3. Continue to develop the abillity to make sensitive cultural comparisons.
    4. Compare some of the differences between the Spanish and the English language, including but not limited to, syntax and grammatical gender differences.

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