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Course Description

This course continues to expand upon culture and facilitate language acquisition through listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will interact with more sophisticated authentic language in context. Content continues to expand in order to express more complex ideas, 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 and for high frequency structures and vocabulary but more complex discourse is still developing and requires a somewhat sympathetic listener or reader. Students will continue to demonstrate the ability to think critically by analyzing linguistic structures and reflecting on 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 2A or equivalent.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an advanced level of oral proficiency by reading selected poems and short stories from different countries in class.
  • Demonstrate advanced level writing techniques comparing linguistic differences from Costa Rica, Colombia and Venezuela.
  • Demonstrate grammar recognition by conjugating various verb forms: pres. subjunctive, commands, imperfect subj.
  • Analyzing and discussing human relations, social and political issues.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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