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Course Description

This course teaches culture and facilitates language acquisition through listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will continue to interact with authentic language in context. Content is expanded beyond "survival" needs of the immediate environment in order to express personal meaning and to apply different strategies and techniques to go beyond casual conversation and express opinions, make suggestions on familiar topics, as well as some abstract issues and plans. Students demonstrate an increased awareness of cultural norms, values, and culturally relevant appropriate customs and events. Accuracy becomes quite high for high frequency structures and vocabulary but more complex discourse is still developing and requires a somewhat sympathetic listener or reader. Students will demonstrate the ability to think critically by analyzing linguistic structures and reflecting on and making cross-cultural comparisons. This course is taught primarily in Spanish. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. ADVISORY: Spanish 1B or equivalent.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate oral proficiency by reading selected poems and short stories from different countries in class and discuss themes.
  • Demonstrate writing proficiency comparing cultural traits from Hispanic cultures.
  • Demonstrate grammar recognition by conjugating various verb forms: present,preterite,imperfect.
  • Analyzing selected Spanish literary works from Cuba and Mexico.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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