Feb 21, 2024
SPAN 103 - Intensive Elementary Spanish
(HUMD, GEIR, GEEL, GCP)
An intensive language course comparable to SPAN 101 and SPAN 102 designed for students who have previously studied Spanish but do not place at the level of SPAN 102 and SPAN 201. The class is communicatively based, focusing on the further development of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills through the consideration of cultural themes, language functions, and authentic situations. Students should expect the language of the classroom to be Spanish. As part of the curriculum, students explore the many cultures that make up the Spanish-speaking world and present a cultural project. Students who have successfully completed SPAN 102 are not eligible to take SPAN 103 for credit. Not open to native speakers of Spanish. In-class work is supplemented by 20 hours of online homework. PREREQUISITE(S): Appropriate placement on the Spanish placement test, a minimum of two years of high school Spanish or equivalent, or consent of department. First day in-class placement assessments will be made. Four hours each week.
4 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Communicate in the target language at an advanced elementary level in the skill areas of reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
- Apply more complex grammatical structures supporting communication at both the elementary and advanced elementary level of proficiency.
- Express and appropriately employ more complex language functions including the following: expressing routines; making comparisons; requesting and giving permission; communicating actions and states in the past, present, and future; and expressing doubt, uncertainty, volition and emotion.
- Discuss Hispanic culture and specific cultural practices at the advanced elementary level appropriate for an intensive language course by using simple sentences.
- Exhibit appropriate sociolinguistic behaviors through oral presentations as these correspond to increasing linguistic ability in Spanish.
- Produce and present a cultural project at the advanced elementary level.
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