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


The course objective is to strengthen the student's ability to comprehend, analyze, translate, and transcribe authentic ILR (Interagency Language Roundtable Level 2+/3* (ACTFL Advanced High/Superior) Spanish texts.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Determine the grammar construction(s) needed to accurately complete a sentence when presented with an incomplete passage
  • Justify choices by citing Spanish grammar rules and exceptions
  • Translate authentic Spanish passages into idiomatic journalistic English
  • Produce a correct Spanish transcript or partial transcript of an authentic audio passage
  • Justify translation and writing choices, citing Spanish grammar rules and exceptions
  • Distinguish between subjunctive and indicative triggers
  • As well as compare/contrast use of preterit and imperfect constructions
  • Distinguish between correct and incorrect Spanish grammar usage
  • Analyze se constructions (reflexive, passive, se = le(s), reciprocal)

General Course Topics:

  • Culture and social life
  • Politics and economy
  • Environment and health
  • Military and security
  • Crime and narcotics
  • As well as terrorism and insurrection
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

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

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Presentations
  • Written Papers

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials