SPA 114 - Intermediate Spanish Conversation II
A communicative approach to develop comprehension of the spoken language and ability to communicate with native speakers at this intermediate level. Spanish spoken by native speakers from Spain and Latin America will be used to train students for real life communication appropriate for social and career related situations. To develop linguistic skills, intensive training in comprehension and communication will be enhanced by the use of videos, music and songs, audio cassettes and CD-ROM, as well as Internet. Language structures will be practiced in context using related text materials and culture, as well as topics of interest such as current events. Students will be evaluated on their linguistic achievement and performance, their level of aural comprehension and conversational competence at this intermediate level of communication. Two class hours.
Prerequisites: SPA 104 taken concurrently; three or more years of previous language study or permission of instructor.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Create grammatically correct sentences in Spanish using the correct verb conjugation.
2. Communicate in correct Spanish about two or more of the following topics: technology, communication, environment or social problems.
3. Discuss in Spanish cultural and contemporary topics related to Spanish-speaking countries, in particular those associated with social and ethnic diversity or current events.
4. Identify orally cultural and contemporary topics related to Spanish-speaking countries, in particular those associated with social and ethnic diversity and current events.
Course Offered Fall only