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|Discipline and Nbr:
Conversation for Beginners - Part 1
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||3.00||Lecture Scheduled||3.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||52.50
|Minimum||3.00||Lab Scheduled||1.00||3 min.||Lab Scheduled||17.50
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||4.00|| ||Contact Total||70.00
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
Grade or P/NP
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 105.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 175.00||
A beginning conversational Spanish 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 pronunciation, listening and conversational activities. An introduction to the core grammatical structures and vocabulary required for communication. Not recommended for heritage speakers of Spanish or students with two years of high school Spanish or one year of college Spanish with "A" or "B" grade within the past three years.
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
Introduction to conversational Spanish and development of language skills in a cultural context with special emphasis on oral communication.
(Grade or P/NP)
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Both Certificate and Major Applicable
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate ability to use a variety of common Spanish verbs,
adjectives, and nouns in basic conversation.
2. Demonstrate the ability to use verbs in the present tense.
3. Formulate short statements and simple, direct questions and interpret
responses of other speakers using common Spanish vocabulary
relevant to everyday academic and social contexts.
4. Generate questions and phrases that are comprehensible to a native
speaker of Spanish.
5. Correctly respond to instructions when given in Spanish
6. Demonstrate emergence of accurate Spanish phonetics and pronunciation.
7. Extract new vocabulary from context.
8. Screen a simple, printed text for specific information and
9. Identify main ideas and key words in familiar spoken statements.
10. Appropriately discriminate between a formal and an informal context
and express appropriate courtesy.
11. Formulate statements in the present tense that describe preferences,
future plans, daily activities, family and surroundings.
Topics and Scope
1. Greetings and expressions of courtesy
2. The alphabet
3. Numbers 0-100
4. Class subjects and university-related vocabulary
5. The family
7. Days of the week
8. Question formation
9. Nouns and adjectives
10. ser and estar
11. Regular -ar, -er, and -ir verbs
14. future with ir a
15. Irregular verbs such as tener, ir
16. Stem-changing verbs
17. Basic foreign language learning, reading, and writing strategies
18. Introduction to Spanish-speaking culture and customs.
Assignments for Spanish 50A may include:
1. Readings from the textbook
2. Recall and reproduction of introduced vocabulary and verb conjugations
3. Written exercises from the textbook vocabulary manual or handouts
4. Language lab coursework and or Web-related tasks
5. Individual, pair and small group work that applies acquired language
to specific contexts and tasks and which is designed to prepare
the students for real world situations
6. Viewing of text-based video and completion of accompanying
7. Preparation for class performance and presentations.
8. Preparation for quizzes and exams.
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
10 - 30%
|Written homework, Lab reports||
|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
20 - 60%
|Class performance and presentation||
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
20 - 50%
|Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Short answer||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
10 - 25%
|Completion of required language lab hours||
STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT BUY TEXTBOOK before checking with the
SRJC Bookstore. These titles are representative only, and may not be
the same ones used in your class.
INVITACIONES, Alonso-Lyrintzis, Vista Higher Learning, 2004.