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Course Outline:

SPN-1002  Elementary Spanish II

Semester hours: 4

Prerequisites: SPN 1001, two years of high school Spanish, or permission of the instructor.

Delivery method:  4 credit hours - Lecture, Blended or Fully Online

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer B2

IAI Equivalent: go to: http://www.itransfer.org

Catalog description:
A continuation of SPN-1001 designed to foster development of the four essential skills of language acquisition: comprehension of spoken Spanish, reading comprehension, speaking and writing. The student will develop, review and expand skills acquired through assigned study and will collaborate with other learners to develop projects, write journals and participate in discussions.

General Educational Goals Addressed:
Upon completion student will be able...

  1. To communicate orally and in writing, socially and interpersonally.

  2. To develop an awareness of the contributions made to civilization by the diverse cultures of the world.

  3. To understand and use contemporary technology effectively and to understand its impact on the individual and society.

Expected learning outcomes and related competencies:
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to...

1. Demonstrate speaking ability in the TL.

2. Demonstrate listening skill in the TL.

3. Demonstrate reading ability in the TL.

4. Demonstrate writing ability in the TL.

5. Demonstrate elementary knowledge of the global Hispanic culture.

6. Demonstrate awareness of cultural diversity.

Outcome 1 - Student will speak comprehensibly in the target language.

Competency 1.1 Begin, sustain and close a brief conversation.

Competency 1.2 Ask and answer questions.

Competency 1.3 Speak in brief, but complete sentences.

Outcome 2 - Student will comprehend statements spoken in the TL.

Competency 2.1 Understand classroom instructions.

Competency 2.2 Understand classmates when they speak in TL during class activities.

Competency 2.3 Understand the main ideas in native speaker conversations during class activities.

Outcome 3 - Student will demonstrate comprehension of readings in the TL.

Competency 3.1 Guess the meaning of unknown words through cognate recognition, prefixes and suffixes and context clues.

Competency 3.2 Comprehend authentic materials containing basic vocabulary for thematic units studied.

Competency 3.3 Comprehend the main ideas in readings about material studied in class.

Outcome 4 - Student will write comprehensibly in the TL.

Competency 4.1 Write same information as oral exercises in class.

Competency 4.2 Write elementary paragraphs and narratives that could be understood by a native speaker.

Outcome 5 - Student will demonstrate elementary knowledge of global Hispanic culture.

Competency 5.1 Recognize and discuss cultural differences in material studied in class.

Competency 5.2 Understand origins of customs and traditions in other cultures.

Competency 5.3 Understand origins of customs and traditions in student's own culture.

Outcome 6 - Student will demonstrate awareness of cultural diversity.

Competency 6.1 Examine and reflect on personal and civic values and responsibilities in the global community.

Competency 6.2 Understand and develop sensitivity to language, values, customs and traditions of others.

Course topics and content requirements:

Chapter 8 - Fiestas y vacaciones: Guatemala y El Salvador

8.1 Holidays, events and trips to the beach or country

8.2 Changes in emotions in the past

8.3 People and events

8.4 Indefinite ideas and quantities

8.5 Parties and celebrations

8.6 The preterite v. imperfect tense

8.7 Affirmative and negative expressions

8.8 Hace and Hace que

8.9 Santo Tomás de Chichicastenango

8.10 El árzol Arnulfo Romero

Chapter 9 - De viaje por el Cáribe: La República Dominicana, Cuba y Puerto Rico

9.1 Air travel, lodging

9.2 Indirect pronouns

9.3 Getting around in the city

9.4 Give directions

9.5 Express desires

9.6 Make informal requests

9.7 Double object pronouns

9.8 Prepositions and adverbs of location

9.9 Negative tú commands

9.10 La República Dominicana: Santo Domingo

9.11 Escuela Latinoamericana de Ciencias Médicas

9.12 Puerto Rico: Estado Libre Asociado

Chapter10 - Las relaciones sentimentales: Honduras y Nicaragua

10.1 Relationships and courtship

10.2 Recent actions, events, conditions

10.3 Receptions and banquets

10.4 Qualify actions

10.5 The present perfect tense

10.6 Reciprocal constructions with se, nos and os

10.7 Adverbs and adverbial expressions of time and sequence

10.8 Reflexive pronouns

10.9 Los novios en los países hispanoamericanos

10.10 Las bodas en el mundo hispano

Chapter 11 - El mundo del trabajo: Panamá

11.1 Professions, the office and work

11.2 Statements of motive, intent

11.3 Periods of time

11.4 The job hunt, benefits and personal finances

11.5 Por and para

11.6 The Subjunctive Mood

11.7 Impersonal expressions with the subjunctive mood

11.8 Formation of the present subjunctive

11.9 Statements of volition

11.10 El canal de Panamá

11.11 Protocolo en los negocios en el mundo hispanohablante

Chapter 12 - El medio ambiente: Costa Rica

12.1 Rural and urban locales and their activities and problems

12.2 Expressing emotion and opinion

12.3 Conservation or exploitation of natural resources

12.4  Hypothesis and expressions of doubt or uncertainty

12.5 Costa Rica: Puros ingredientes naturales

12.6 Costa Rica: Estación biológica

Chapter 13 - El mundo del espectáculo: Perú y Ecuador

13.1 Television and other forms of popular culture

13.2 Anticipated actions

13.3 Artistic vocations

13.4 Unplanned or accidental occurrences

13.5 Completed actions and resulting conditions

13.6 Subjunctive with purpose and time clauses

13.7 Se for unplanned occurrences

13.8 Past participle used as an adjective

13.9 La cinematografía en Latinoamérica

13.10 Oswaldo

Chapter 14 - La Vida pública: Chile

14.1 Politics and elections

14.2 Future events

14.3 The media

14.4 Conjecture and probability

14.5 The present perfect subjunctive

14.6 El gobierno de Chile

14.7 La libertad de la prensa

Chapter 15 - Los avances tecnológicos: Uruguay

15.1 Home electronics and computers

15.2 Statements in the past in the subjunctive mood

15.3 Hypothetical situations

15.4 Las telecomunicaciones en Uruguay

15.5 Equipos: En la palma de la mano

Instructional methods:

Conversational modeling in TL

Group work


Audio practice tracks

Voice recording response to audio prompts

Electronic flash cards

Electronic dasher drills

Web quests

Class discussion


Oral presentations


Question and answers

Instructional materials:

1. Text - Plazas - Lugar de encuentros with Heinle Learning Center*, 4th edition.

Robert Hershberger, Susan Navey-Davis, Guiomar Borrás A.

ISBN: 978-0-495-91379-5, Boston: Thomson-Heinle, 2012.
* This is an electronic book key code included with the text in a course text bundle in the IVCC Book Store

2.  BlackBoard Course Shell

Student requirements and methods of evaluation:

1. Summative Assessments - These assessments measure student progress against course objectives and contribute to the course grade.
1.1. Participation in online class collaboration and timely delivery of assignments

1.2. Journals

1.3. Assignments from text and resources

1.4. Minimum 2 hours per study unit from menu of homework activity options

1.5. Group work

1.6. Capstone Project Group Performance

1.7. Oral and written assessments

2. Formative Assessments - These assessments are not for grades; instead, they provide information to help students to learn and the instructor to teach.
2.1 Pre-Examination
Classroom Assessment Techniques [CATs]

3. IVCC Grading Scale: <60%=F, 60-69%=D, 70-79%=C, 80-89%=B, 90-100%=A

Other references:

http://www.heinle.com publisher web site

National Learning Standards for World Languages

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