The first part of an introduction to the Spanish language and culture; task- and content-based approach integrates grammar in a functional use through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Language use encouraged through communicative activities rather than a sequence of linguistic units. Videos, audio cassettes, and computer materials incorporated.
Course description and objectives: SPANISH 101 is designed to
introduce you to the Spanish language and the many facets of the culture. In this
course you will develop your ability to communicate satisfactorily in Spanish
in everyday practical situations while acquiring some of the skills necessary
for effective reading and writing in Spanish. The course focuses on the introduction
and development of the four language skills necessary for interpersonal communication
in Spanish: listening, writing, reading, and speaking and cultural topics will be integrated in every chapter.
Course coordinator: Michelle Orecchio, firstname.lastname@example.org
Section 021 is a Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP) section and requires CSP permission to enroll.
Evaluation criteria: Regular attendance is essential. Participation
in class includes asking and answering questions in Spanish, initiating discussion,
role playing, and other situational activities. The final grade is based on class
participation, journal entries, homework assignments, a cultural skit, unit exams, one oral exam, and a final exam (listening portion and written portion).
For students with little or no previous study of Spanish. Students with prior
instruction in Spanish should take the placement
test before enrolling.
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