- Basic Course Information
- Course description—Continued development of basic Spanish language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing within a cultural framework. Students acquire the vocabulary and grammatical structures necessary to communicate and comprehend at the high beginner to low intermediate level.
- Prerequisites—SPA 1411 or equivalent.
- Learning Outcomes. Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
- Engage in conversations using level-appropriate grammatical structures including narrating events that take place in the past.
- Demonstrate understanding of level-appropriate spoken Spanish produced by Spanish speakers of diverse origins.
- Write simple to moderately complex sentences using level-appropriate grammatical structures and organize them into cohesive paragraphs.
- Read and comprehend level-appropriate authentic texts.
- Identify and discuss traditions, customs and values of the Hispanic world.
- Compare and contrast the traditions, customs and values of the Hispanic word with characteristics of their own culture.
- Student Learning Outcomes
- Produce and interpret oral and written Spanish at approximately at Intermediate low level, as defined by the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).
- Compare and contrast the cultures of the societies associated with the Spanish language with that of the student.
- Communicate in Spanish in the situations described in the chapter objectives.
- Major Course Requirements
- Quizzes: Students will complete objective quizzes covering each of the six chapters.
- Discussion: Students will post in the forum area for each topic given. There will be regular discussion boards as well as voice boards.
- Participation: Students are required to log in and check for messages or forum posts a minimum of every three days.
- Journals: Students will submit a journal in English approximately every two weeks.
- Practice: Students will have online practice on the En Linea site and other relevant web sites.
- Projects: Students will have relevant miniprojects due throughout the semester, as well as a final cultural project.
- Testing Requirements
- Students are allowed to use their book and notes while testing. All chapter exams are online and do not have to be proctored.
- The final exam must be proctored. The student has the option of taking the exam on-campus at Western Texas College or choosing a testing center. If a testing center is chosen, the student will be responsible for any fees incurred.
- Information on Books and Other Course Materials
- Textbook: Anda! Curso elemental, Plus MySpanishLab -- Access Card Package, 3/E Glynis L. Cowell Audrey L. Heining-Boynton ISBN-13: 9780134293370 Publisher: Pearson Copyright: 2017
- Computer: Student will need a computer with microphone and webcam or video recorder that can be uploaded.
- Other Policies: Please refer to the WTC Course Catalog for the following:
- Campus Calendar
- Final Exam schedule
- How to drop a class
- Withdrawal information
- Student Conduct/Academic Integrity
- Students with disabilities
- Departmental policy regarding late/make up work
- Course Organization and Schedule**
Introduction & Orientation
Chapter Seven: practice, exam
- Daily routine
- Personal hygiene
- Time expressions
- Reflexive verbs
- Indefinite and negative words
- Preterite of ser and ir
- Verbs like gustar
Chapter Eight: practice, exam
- Food descriptions
- Preterite of stem-changing verbs
- Double object pronouns
Chapter Nine: practice, exam
- Parties and celebrations
- Personal relationships
- Stages of life
- Irregular preterites
- Verbs that change mreaning in the preterite
- ¿qué? And ¿cuál?
- Pronouns after prepositions
Chapter Ten: practice, exam
- Health and medical terms
- Parts of the body
- Symptoms and medical conditions
- Health professions
- The imperfect tense
- The preterite and the imperfect
- Constructions with ‘se’
Chapter Eleven: practice, exam
- Home electronics
- Computers and the internet
- The car and its accessories
- Familiar commands
- Por and para
- Reciprocal reflexives
- Stressed possessive adjectives and pronouns
Chapter Twelve: practice, exam
- Parts of a house
- Household chores
- Table settings
- Relative pronouns
- Formal commands
- The present subjunctive
- Subjunctive with verbs of will and influence
Cultural Project due
September 21, 2017