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TRINITY WESTERN UNIVERSITY
Undergraduate Course Syllabus
SPAN 102 Introduction to Spanish
Summer 2015
Pre-requisites: Span 101 or equivalent approved by instructor. (3-1; 3-1)
Semester hours: (3, 3 sem. hrs.)
Classes:
Mondays – Thursdays 8:30am – 12:30pm
Instructor: Silvia Brynjolfson
Contact Information :
Email: [email protected]
Phone: Local 3425
Office: RNT East Wing Office 252
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
An introduction to the Spanish language and various cultural expressions for students with little or
no knowledge of Spanish. Basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills included.
Note: The content of this course is developed according to the Level A1 of the Common European
Framework of Reference criteria.
COURSE OBJECTIVES:
As a result of successfully completing this course the student will:
1.
2.
Develop beginning communication skills including the ability to converse, read and write in
Spanish. In order to do this the student will learn basic concepts of grammar including the use of
verb tenses, building vocabulary, and practising speaking Spanish in Class and Laboratories.
Progress will be measured through the use of regular written and oral assessments.
Expand the awareness of the Spanish-speaking world, including aspects of culture, family life,
geography and history, deepening their understanding of the context in which the Spanish
language flourishes.
REQUIRED TEXTS AND MATERIALS:
Blanco, José – Donley, Philip. Vistas: Introducción a la lengua española. Third, Fourth or Fifth Edition.
Vistas Higher Learning. Boston, Massachusetts 2012. Online resources (websam)
DETERMINATION OF FINAL SEMESTER GRADE:
Class attendance and participation
Online & written assignments
Quizzes
Chapter tests
Final exam (oral: 20%, written 80%)
10%
20%
20%
20%
30%
100%
1
COURSE REQUIREMENT:
Attendance and Participation:
This course will follow the guidelines found on page 43 of the Academic Calendar
Online work:
The student is responsible for completing each chapter of the online assignments before attending class.
These assignments are dated and the system will not allow late work to be submitted and therefore, they will
not be graded. Note: there are no exceptions to this arrangement.
Quizzes:
Every day the students will be assessed on vocabulary and verbs conjugation.
Chapter tests:
This course will cover five chapters of the Vistas textbook. Upon completion of each chapter the student will
have a test that encompasses the material covered.
Final exam:
This exam will incorporate all the material learned during the three weeks.
PROPOSED COURSE OUTLINE
M: miércoles – J: jueves
Date
Tues 19
Contenido
funcional
Introduction to the course
Expressing regular activities
Describing conditions and
characteristics
Wed. 20 Describing actions in
progress
Thr. 21 Avoiding repetition of
nouns
Fr. 22 Test of the review and D.O
Going shopping &
expressing knowledge
Communicative situation:
M. 25 Indicating to whom or for
whom an action is done
Tues Starting to talk about the
26
past activities
Pointing at things
Wed.
27
Chapter SIX test
Describing daily routines
Communicative situation:
Thr. 28 Referring to unspecific
people of things
Talking places we went in
the past
Contenidos
gramaticales
Contenidos
léxicos
Review of the
present tense
Different uses of
ser y estar
Present progressive
Classroom,
university, etc
Adj. describing
people & things.
Sports, leisure
time & vacation
Direct object
pronouns
Saber y conocer
clothing
Meeting with friends
Indirect object
pronouns
Preterite tense of
regular verbs
Demonstrative
adjectives and pron
Reflexive verbs
and family
Colors and
adjectives
Words related to
past actions
Verb related to
going shopping
Reflexive verbs
Talking about the
Indefinite and
negative words
The verbs “ser” and
“ir” in the past
past and going
The bathroom
Ind. & neg.words
Word that
Contenidos
Culturales, de escritura y
lectura
Nota Cultual:
Puerto Rico
Lectura: Turismo
ecológico en Puerto Rico
Escritura: Mis
vacaciones favoritas
Los mercados al aire
libre
Nota cultural: Cuba
Video: Fotonovela: en el
mercado
Escritura: Lo que
compré para venir a TWU
Video: Fotonovela:
Necesito arreglarme
shopping
Lectura: La siesta
(p. 235)
Nota cultural: Perú
express sequence
2
Mon 1
Tues
2
W. 3
Th. 4
Communicative situation:
JUNE
Chapter SEVEN test
Expressing likes and
interests
Talking about food and
restaurants in the past tense
Expressing equality and
inequalities & highest of
lowest degree of a quality
Communicative situation:
Talking about the fiestas
we had in the past
Describing how life used to
be
Review and Final test
Describing daily
routines with
friends
Verbs like “gustar”
List of verbs
like gustar
Escritura: Mi rutina
(p. 254)
Preterite of stem
changing verbs
Comparisons
Superlatives
Meals, fruits and
vegetables
Meats and fish
Other foods and
drinks
and expressing
Las fiestas
Personal
relationships
Video: una cena
romántica
Nota cultural:
Guatemala
Going to a restaurant
Irregular verbs in
preterite
The imperfect tense
preferences of food
Fotonovela: El día de los
muertos
Nota cultural: Chile
.
EVALUATION:
Modern Languages Grading System
Letter Grade
Percentage
Letter Grade
Percentage
A+
A
AB+
B
95 - 100
90 - 94
85 - 89
80 - 84
75 - 79
BC+
C
CD
70 - 74
65 - 69
60 - 64
55 – 59
50 - 54
below 50
F
3
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