Course Summary
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14 weeks (100 hours)
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Lower-Division Baccalaureate 4 Spanish <|Cr|>


The course objective is to introduce students to the Spanish language; emphasis is placed on auditory comprehension, basic speech production, reading comprehension, and composition. Grammar and vocabulary are taught through dynamic immersion and textbook reading and assignments. The focus is on using Spanish as a means of communication. Present, future, preterit, and imperfect tenses will be introduced. Students will utilize Rosetta Stone's language software to practice language pronunciation using their computer speakers and microphone.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify numbers 0-1000 out of sequence
  • Describe immediate family, people (personality and physical characteristics) and animals in simple terms
  • Discuss their likes and dislikes
  • Talk about feelings
  • Address people formally and informally
  • Talk on the telephone
  • Comprehend simple texts in Spanish
  • Upon completion of this course, students will be able to greet others
  • Request and give personal information (name, age, where they live, telephone number, etc.)
  • Tell time, dates and days of week for events
  • Describe their house and the town in which they live, their daily routine, life as a university student, the weather, eating, shopping, and travel experiences
  • Narrate in the present, preterit, and imperfect tense in addition to describing future events and actions
  • Identify some characteristics of Hispanic countries (history, food, geography, etc.)
  • Describe some Hispanic customs and traditions and compare them to those of the United States
  • And gain practical experience writing, orating and listening to conversational Spanish

General Course Topics:

  • Ante todo, en la universidad, la familia, de compras, en clase, las estaciones y el tiempo, ¡A comer!, de viaje, and los das festivos
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Computer Based Training
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

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

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