SRJC Course Outlines

5/25/2024 1:22:47 AMSPAN 50A Course Outline as of Fall 1981

New Course (First Version)

Discipline and Nbr:  SPAN 50ATitle:  BEG CONVERSATION-I  
Full Title:  Conversation for Beginners - Part I
Last Reviewed:11/25/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum.50Lab Scheduled1.003 min.Lab Scheduled17.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 175.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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A beginning oral communication course designed to improve those listening and speaking skills needed for survival at school, on the job, and in the community. Students participate in a variety of oral and written activities which promote pronunciation, comprehension, and communication abilities. Not open to students with two years of high school Spanish or one year of college Spanish with "A" or "B" grade within the past three years. Not open to native speakers of Spanish.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100A or ENGL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Beginning oral communication course designed to improve listening & speaking skills needed for survival at school, on the job, & in the community. Participate in a variety of pronunciation, listening & conversational activities to improve their oral/aural competency.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100A or ENGL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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 Students should be able to:  understand short utterances drawn from
 familiar material and identify types of authentic listening texts
 such as radio commercials, newscasts; respond to common social
 questions using stock phrases; understand directions and time;
 begin to understand utterances needed for shopping, banking,
 transportation, emergencies; acquire new vocabulary from context;
 recognize and understand most reduced forms and relaxed speech;
 respond appropriately to the teacher's instructions; pick out main
 ideas and key words in familiar material; begin to understand
 content questions.
 Students should be able to:  use limited memorized material in
 simple statement or question form (wh- and yes/no); identify and
 name objects, people, places, signs; give name, place of origin,
 and simple personal information; express belonging to family,
 institution, organization; express minimal courtesy; express
 agreement; disagreement, invitation, suggestion, refusal, acceptance;
 ask common social questions using stock phrases; ask for and give
 directions and time; begin to produce utterances for emergencies;
 recognize and produce English phonemes; recognize problems own
 language presents when trying to produce Spanish sound system;
 begin to convey appropriate meaning by using word stress, and
 statement or question intonation; recognize and produce grammatical
 inflections, ask teacher to repeat if unable to understand; begin
 to ask information questions related to class content; be able
 to give a short, formal report.

Topics and Scope
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  CONTENT (Listening and Speaking)
 Self-identification, personal information; nationalities,
 occupations; basic classroom objects, structures and classes;
 colors; numbers 1 - 1,000,000; money demoninations, buying;
 clothing, shopping; telling time; calendar, dates, holidays,
 celebrations, seasons, weather; family members, simple greetings
 and courtesy expressions; understanding directions; interpreting
 feelings, emotions, and body language; house, home and society;
 food and drink; travel, transportation; health, body; job search;
 alphabet; cognates; pronunciation; interrogatives.
 TASKS (Listening)
 Listening for the main idea; listening with visuals; graphic
 fill-ins; selective listening; comprehension checks; dictation and
 variations; clue searching such as listening for cues to meaning
 in a text:  syntactic features; actors, action, object; listening
 readiness (prelistening) activities; information gap tasks.
 TASKS (Speaking)
 Questions; completion and cloze exercises; true or false; matching;
 sentence builders; word associations; group puzzles; surveys and
 polls; conversation cards; forced choice; slash sentences; directed
 dialogue; logical conclusions; information gap; conduct simple
 interview and report back to class.
 Content and topics will vary somewhat, but will reflect beginning
 communication skills required to function in cross-cultural,
 academic, social, and job related situations.

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  Assignments and activities will include individual, pair and small
 group work, such as role-plays, interviews, problems-solving
 activities, dialogues and skits. Students will perform functional
 assignments in the community, such as requesting information over
 the telephone.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
15 - 25%
Written homework, Reading reports, Oral/written class exercises
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 35%
Listening comprehension,speakg
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 35%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Translation
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
15 - 25%
Completion of required language lab hours

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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  COMO SE DICE . . .?  by Jarvis, et al, Heath, current edition

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