Oct 04, 2022  

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SPA 212 - Spanish Four

Credits: 4
Instructs at the Intermediate level. Increases and expands vocabulary and written and verbal accuracy and fluency through a review of grammar covered in previous courses. Increases ability to understand written and spoken Spanish. Provides the opportunity to deepen cultural awareness and sensitivity, as well as expand awareness of the cultural richness and diversity that characterizes the Hispanic world. Conducts course in Spanish. 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 211  or no more than three semesters of college-level Spanish; or no more than three years 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 , SPA 112 , SPA 211  
  2. Demonstrate expressive and receptive skills appropriate to 4th semester Intermediate Spanish
    1. Continue to develop the ability to give indirect commands, make recommendations, and express doubts, emotional reactions, and contingency and purpose using the present and imperfect subjunctive tenses
    2. Narrate in the past using a variety of past tenses
    3. Hypothesize using the “if” clauses and the correct sequence of tenses
    4. Express likes, dislikes, wants, and needs using a variety of tenses
    5. Continue to develop the ability to describe objects and persons with increased ability to self-correct grammatical and syntactical errors
    6. Practice strategies for using circumlocution or paraphrasing to explain oneself
    7. Practice increased fluency with pronunciation that shows less interference from the student’s first language
    8. Initiate and sustain a conversation or accomplish a task. This includes asking and answering questions affirmatively and negatively, and negotiating meaning
    9. Successfully read an authentic passage of text in Spanish to gather information and demonstrate understanding of the passage. React to the passage using appropriate vocabulary and grammatical structures
    10. Demonstrate the ability to write a brief report in Spanish, using grammatical concepts, correct syntax, and vocabulary from the text as well as high frequency vocabulary from previous levels
    11. Recall and use vocabulary that is beyond the “high frequency” vocabulary typical of the first two or three semesters of Spanish 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. Use formal and informal speech appropriately for the intermediate level
    2. Identify several Spanish speaking countries or regions and describe some of the customs, traditions, or foods that are typical of the country or region
    3. Describe the connections between Spanish language and culture in the classroom and in the global community
    4. Continue to develop the ability to make sensitive cultural comparisons
    5. Continue to 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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