Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog 
    Jul 15, 2024  
Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog
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SPAN 101 - Elementary Spanish I


A beginning language course focusing on the study of Spanish language and culture. Students begin to develop the ability to communicate in Spanish through the consideration of cultural themes, language functions, and authentic situations as they acquire the structures and lexicon to work with written language, conversation, and composition. No prior knowledge of Spanish is required. In-class work is supplemented by 20 hours of online homework. Three hours each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Communicate in the target language at an elementary level in the skill areas of reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
  • Apply linguistic structures supporting communication at the elementary level of proficiency.
  • Express and appropriately employ the following language functions: greetings, leave-takings, requesting information, asking for assistance, giving and receiving directions, and expressing opinions.
  • Discuss Hispanic culture and specific cultural practices at the elementary level by using simple sentences.
  • Discuss the relationship between the cultural practices and products under consideration at the elementary level by using simple sentences.
  • Exhibit appropriate sociolinguistic behaviors through oral presentations at the elementary level as these correspond to increasing linguistic ability in Spanish.
  • Produce and present a cultural project at the elementary level.

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