SPA 113 - Intermediate Spanish Conversation I
A communicative approach to develop comprehension of the spoken language and ability to communicate with native speakers at the beginning 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 103 taken concurrently, two to four years of previous language study or permission of instructor.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Discuss in Spanish events in the past, present, and future.
2. Sustain a conversation in everyday Spanish by accurately asking and responding to questions dealing with health, travel, entertainment, or current events.
3. Discuss in Spanish the contributions of Latino artists from the music industry, literature, or the visual arts.
4. Identify and list orally the cultural traditions associated with the Hispanic World
Course Offered Fall only