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SPAN-102 Elementary Spanish II

Description

Students continue to develop the four basic skills, particularly oral communication, and to look inside
the cultures of Spain, the Caribbean and Latin America. Theywill develop a project which reflects
personal goals for learning Spanish. Instruction focuses on oral communication and is supported by a
computerized classroom and conversation specialists. (4 hours weekly in class and lab)
 
Credits                  4
Instructor             Michelle Diaz
Email                     mdiaz@howardcc.edu


Statement on General Education and Liberal Learning

A liberal education prepares students to lead ethical, productive, and creative lives and to
understand how the pursuit of lifelong learning and critical thinking fosters good citizenship.
General education coursesform the core of a liberal education within the higher education
curriculum and provide a coherent intellectual experience for all students by introducing the
fundamental concepts and methods of inquiry in the areas of mathematics, the physical and
natural sciences, the social sciences, the arts and the humanities, and composition. This course is
part of the general education core experience at Howard Community College.

Overall Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

1. Speak in the present tense using regular, irregular and spelling change verbs
2. Avoid language repetition by using direct and indirect object pronouns
3. Direct someone or explain how to do something using commands
4. Talk about someone or something using the simple past tense
5. Understand short video sequences in order to paraphrase.
6. Recognize situational vocabulary aurally and in writing.
7. Comprehend more complex questions and respond appropriately.
8. Use vocabulary in speaking and in writing.
9. Appreciate the cultures of Mexico.

Major Topics

1. Weather, seasons, months (present progressive/ ser vs. estar)
2. Food (spelling change verbs / negative expressions/ formal commands)
3. Travel (direct object pronouns/ gustar/ indirect object pronouns)
4. Celebration (preterit)
5. Mexico: it’s peoples and land.

Course Requirements

Course requirements will vary with the instructor and may include quizzes, exams,
Oral presentations, group activities and written assignments.

Other Course Information
This course is an Arts and Science elective, a Humanities elective, and a Humanities core.
This course is a core requirement for languages.
This course fulfills the cultural diversity requirement.


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