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SPA 102: Spanish 2

Course Description

This course will focus on building upon the student's previous Spanish experience to further expand their vocabulary and grammar. Grammar topics will include the past tense, and complex sentences using object pronouns. The course requires verbal interaction with other students in the class and the instructor in the form or recorded dialogues, collaborative projects, and discussion board exchanges. (3 credits)

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

Prerequisites

  • SPA 101: Spanish 1 or two years of recent high school Spanish

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

By the end of the term, student who have successfully completed all activities and course requirements will be able to perform the following tasks in Spanish, with varying degrees of success, depending on individual linguistic ability:

  1. Demonstrate basic Spanish comprehension skills (listening/reading) as native speakers discuss:
    1. Greetings, introductions, and personal information
    2. Food, shopping, cooking and ordering in restaurants
    3. Memories, holidays, and celebrations
    4. Clothing, colors and fashion
    5. Parts of the body
    6. Past events (finished and on-going)
    7. Roles, future plans, destinations, modes of travel, customs and additional weather expressions
    8. Workplace related tasks, such as answering the phone, talking about technology and roles, requests, invitations and commands
  2. Use words, lists of words, phrases to construct sentences to speak in some detail about the aforementioned topics.
  3. Compose 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. Analyze the similarities and differences between Spanish and English language.

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 (2016). Conectate - with Access Code. 1st ed. McGraw-Hill Publishing Company. ISBN-10: 1-259-60497-7 or ISBN-013: 978-1-259-60497-3 [Looseleaf version]

Additional Required Materials

Not available through bookstore

  • Microphone and headset

Course Schedule

Week

SLOs

Readings and Exercises

Assignments

1

1-3

Presentaciones y un poco de repaso

  • Readings:
    • Chapters 1-5
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Complete Orientation Quiz
  • Complete Repaso Cap 1-5

2


1-5

¡A comer!
  • Readings:
    • Chapter 6
      • Comunicación p. 160-163
      • Vocabulario p. 164-169
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete assigned textbook activities

3

1-6

Reuniones familiares

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 6
      • Estructura p. 170-182
      • Conéctate p. 183-188
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete assigned textbook activities
  • Complete Prueba 1 (Quiz)

4

1-5

¿Cómo se celebra?

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 7
      • Comunicación p. 192-195
      • Vocabulario p. 196-199
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete assigned textbook activities

5

1-5

Las actividades del pasado

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 7
      • Estructura p. 200-211
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete assigned textbook activities

6

1-5

Las tradiciones

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 7
      • Conéctate
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete assigned textbook activities
  • Complete Prueba 2 (Quiz)

7

1-4

¡Qué Bueno!
  • Readings:
    • Chapter 8
      • Comunicación p. 200-223
      • Vocabulario p. 224-228
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete assigned textbook activities

8

1-5

Los dos pasados

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 8
      • Estructura p. 229-242
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete assigned textbook activities

9

1-5

Ser Testigo

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 8
      • Conéctate p. 243-249
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete assigned textbook activities
  • Complete Prueba 3 (Quiz)

10

1-4

Un plan de viaje

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 9
      • Comunicación p. 253-254
      • Vocabulario p. 255-259
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete assigned textbook activities

11

1-4

No se olvide

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 9
      • Estructura p. 260-274
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete assigned textbook activities

12

1-4

Las mejores y peores vacaciones

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 9
      • Conéctate
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete assigned textbook activities
  • Complete Prueba 4 (Quiz)

13

1-4

¿Qué profesiones te interesan?
  • Readings:
    • Chapter 9
      • Comunicación p. 284-289
      • Vocabulario p. 290-294
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete assigned textbook activities

14

1-4

Los mandatos

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 10
      • Estructura p. 295-307
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete assigned textbook activities

15

1-4

El trabajo de tus sueños

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 10
      • Conéctate p. 308-312
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete assigned textbook activities
  • Complete Prueba 5 (Quiz)

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