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SPA 101: Spanish 1

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the Spanish language and culture and includes the necessary oral practice of dialogues, vocabulary and basic grammar to communicate in Spanish at a basic level. Students will record paired exercises in Spanish and actively listen to videos and tutorials to help acquire listening and speaking skills. (3 credits)

The course requires a computer microphone and the purchase of an access code to complete online speaking, listening, video and written activities.

Prerequisite

  • None

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

By the end of the semester, students who have successfully completed all activities and requirements will be able to perform the following tasks in Spanish:

  1. Demonstrate basic Spanish comprehension skills as native speakers discuss:
    1. themselves, their families and friends
    2. their preferencess
    3. their immediate environment (the weather, the campus, classes, the city, etc.)
    4. and their daily and leisure routines and/or activities.
  2. Use words, lists of words, phrases and some sentences to speak in some detail about the aforementioned topics.
  3. Write brief and simple compositions in complete sentences and paragraphs about the above topics which are comprehensible to a sympathetic native reader.
  4. Read simple texts prepared for foreign readers dealing with cultural products and some cultural practices involved with the topics cited above.
  5. Recognize and compare cultural similarities and differences between their own culture and Hispanic culture.
  6. Recognize and compare some language similarities and differences between Spanish and English.

General Education Outcomes (GEOs)

Please check the applicable GEOs for this course, if any, by outcomes at GEO Category Search, or by subject area at GEO Discipline Search.

Course Activities and Grading

Assignment(s)

Weight

Discussions (Weeks 1-15)

30%

Assigned textbook activities (Weeks 1-15)

40%

Pruebas/Tests (Weeks 3, 6, 9, 12 & 15)

30%

Total

100%

Required Textbooks

Available through Charter Oak’s online bookstore

  • Goodall, Grant and Darcy Lear.Conéctate: Introductory Spanish. 1st Edition. McGraw-Hill Publishing, 2016. ISBN-13: 9781259604973 [Loose-Leaf]

Additional Resources

  • Microphone and headset

Course Schedule

Week

SLOs

Readings and Exercises

Assignments

1

1-3,6

Hola, ¿qué tal?

  • Chapter 1 (Comunicación & Vocabulario sections)
  • Lecture Material
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete assigned textbook activities

2

1-3

¿Cómo somos?

  • Chapter 1 (Estructura section)
  • Lecture Material
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete assigned textbook activities
3

3,5,6

¿Qué clases tomas?

  • Chapter 1 (Conéctate section)
  • Lecture Material
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete assigned textbook activities
  • Complete Prueba1 (test)

4

1-4

Las preferencias

  • Chapter 2 (Comunicación & Vocabulario sections)
  • Lecture Material
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete assigned textbook activities

5

1-3

El horario: el trabajo y las estudias

  • Chapter 2 (Estructura section)
  • Lecture Material
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete assigned textbook activities

6

1-5

¿Cómo se describe?

  • Chapter 2 (Conéctate section)
  • Lecture Material
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete assigned textbook activities
  • Complete Prueba2 (test)

7

1-5

El horario

  • Chapter 3 (Comunicación & Vocabulario sections)
  • Lecture Material
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete assigned textbook activities

8

1-3

Los objetos

  • Chapter 3 (Estructura section)
  • Lecture Material
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete assigned textbook activities
91-5

Una fiesta

  • Chapter 3 (Conéctate section)
  • Lecture Material
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete assigned textbook activities
  • Complete Prueba3 (test)
101-3

La familia

  • Chapter 4 (Comunicación & Vocabulario sections)
  • Lecture Material
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete assigned textbook activities
111-3,5

Las comparaciones

  • Chapter 4 (Estructura Section)
  • Lecture Material
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete assigned textbook activities
121-3,5

Una familia famosa

  • Chapter 4 (Conéctate section)
  • Lecture Material
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete assigned textbook activities
  • Complete Prueba4 (test)
131-3¿A dónde vas?
  • Chapter 5 (Comunicación & Vocabulario sections)
  • Lecture Material
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete assigned textbook activities
141-3

Mi rutina diaria

  • Chapter 5 (Estructura section)
  • Lecture Material
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete assigned textbook activities
151-5

La semana final

  • Chapter 5 (Conéctate section)
  • Lecture Material
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete assigned textbook activities
  • Complete Prueba5 (test)

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