Course Summary
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4 weeks (160 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 Spanish Language
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 4 Spanish Language
This course is recommended for a total of 7 semester hours.


The course objective is to enhance and improve the reading and listening skills of an intermediate level Spanish language analyst by reinforcing ILR (Interagency Language Roundtable) Level 2+/3* (ACTFL Advanced High/Superior) grammar concepts, and reading/listening comprehension skills, as well as strengthening the student's ability to transcribe and translate authentic ILR Level 2+/3 audios and texts into idiomatic English.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Determine the grammar construction(s) needed to accurately complete sentences when presented with an incomplete passage
  • Distinguish between correct and incorrect Spanish grammar usage
  • Compare/contrast use of preterit and imperfect constructions
  • Translate an authentic Spanish text into idiomatic journalistic English
  • Justify translation and writing choices, citing Spanish grammar rules and exceptions
  • Justify choices by citing Spanish grammar rules and exceptions
  • Distinguish between subjunctive and indicative triggers
  • Explain the uses of se (reflexive, passive, se = le(s), reciprocal)
  • Produce a correct Spanish transcript or of an authentic 1-2 minute audio passage
  • Apply transcription methodologies and phono linguistic principles (elision, parsing, sound confusion, minimal pairs, etc.)
  • List the Essential Elements of Information (EEIs) when given an authentic Spanish text

General Course Topics:

  • Music and culture
  • Military and technology
  • Politics and economy
  • As well as crime and narcotics
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Computer Based Training
  • Discussion
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials