Dec 07, 2022
SPA 211 - Spanish ThreeCredits: 4
Introduces the basic grammatical structures and vocabulary of modern spoken and written Spanish and correct pronunciation patterns by means of oral-aural practice, small group interaction, reading of simple texts, and written exercises. Continues introducing certain aspects of Hispanic culture and differences between the Spanish and the English languages. Conducts class in Spanish as much as possible. Requires supplemental (outside of class) listening, reading, speaking, and written work using ancillary materials and the textbook's Internet site.
Prerequisite(s): READING LEVEL 3 and WRITING LEVEL 3, and SPA 112 or no more than 2 semesters of college-level Spanish; or no more than two years of High School Spanish; any with a minimum grade of C; or permission of instructor
Lecture Hours: 60 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: Humanities
Outcomes and Objectives
- Refine all the objectives from SPA 111 and SPA 112
- Demonstrate expressive and receptive skills appropriate to 3rd semester Elementary / Intermediate Spanish
- Demonstrate the ability to give direct formal and informal commands.
- Demonstrate the ability to give indirect commands, make recommendations, express doubts, emotional reactions, and contingency and purpose using the present subjunctive and imperfect subjunctive verb forms.
- Express future events and conditions using the future tense.
- Use the conditional tense to express what the student would do, given a set of circumstances.
- Develop the ability to express and narrate past events and conditions using the preterit, the imperfect, and the perfect tenses.
- Express possession using stressed possessive adjectives and pronouns
- Ask and answer, affirmatively and negatively, more complex questions about oneself and others.
- Read a passage of text in Spanish to gather information and demonstrate understanding of the passage.
- Demonstrate the ability to write several paragraphs in Spanish in Spanish, using grammatical concepts, correct syntax, and vocabulary from the text.
- Use and recall vocabulary, including idiomatic expressions, that permits the expression of more complex thoughts and ideas and that will permit the receptive and expressive skills mentioned above.
- Compare and contrast differences between one’s own culture and Hispanic cultures in a sensitive and informed manner.
- Differentiate between formal and informal commands
- Use formal and informal speech appropriately for this level
- Identify several Spanish speaking countries and regions and describe some of the customs, traditions, or foods that are typical of the country or region
- Describe the connections between Spanish language and culture in the classroom and the global community
- Continue to expand on the ability to make sensitive cultural comparisons
- Continue to compare some of the differences between the Spanish and the English languages, including but not limited to, syntax and grammatical gender differences
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