SRJC Course Outlines

7/15/2024 11:26:57 PMSPAN 2 Course Outline as of Fall 2009

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Discipline and Nbr:  SPAN 2Title:  ELEMENTARY SPANISH-2  
Full Title:  Elementary Spanish-Part 2
Last Reviewed:11/25/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled4.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled70.00
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR1.00 Contact DHR17.50
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  140.00Total Student Learning Hours: 227.50 

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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Part Two of Elementary Spanish, continued introduction to Spanish grammar and development of all language skills in a cultural context with special emphasis on communication.

Two years of high school Spanish or SPAN 1.

Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Part Two of Elementary Spanish, continued introduction to Spanish grammar and development of all language skills in a cultural context with special emphasis on communication.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Two years of high school Spanish or SPAN 1.
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 1990
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 1981
 6ALanguage Other Than English  
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 CID Descriptor: SPAN 110 Elementary Spanish II SRJC Equivalent Course(s): SPAN2 OR SPAN40

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1.  Formulate sentences and questions and interpret responses to other speakers using the most common vocabulary related to personal, abstract and political topics.
2.  Generate longer utterances and connected discourse with some degree of spontaneity, referring to past, present and future activities.
3.  Initiate and maintain face to face conversations in Spanish dealing with concrete, everyday topics.
4.  Use appropriate Spanish language forms and vocabulary to express preferences, convey simple facts, request and provide information.
5.  Interpret and analyze passages in Spanish on a range of cultural topics and interpret general meaning of authentic Spanish texts.
6.  Develop and organize sentences, paragraphs and page-length texts with minimum errors in spelling, accentuation and grammar in Spanish.
7.  Pronounce Spanish words with increased phonetic accuracy and less interference from first language.
8.  Construct comprehensible sentences and distinguish accurately between subject, object and reflexive pronouns, present, preterite, and imperfect tenses of all regular and most common irregular verbs, familiar and formal commands.
9.  Identify and correctly produce the subjunctive of regular and most irregular verbs.
10. Generate  compound and complex sentences by using the most common conjunctions and cohesive elements.
11. Accurately identify and evaluate the main ideas of a conversation in Spanish spoken at a natural speed.
12. Compare and contrast key similarities and differences between the cultures of the Spanish speaking world.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Essential vocabulary to include:
   A.  Daily routine and personal hygiene
   B.  Food and meals
   C.  Parties and celebrations, personal relationships and stages of life
   D.  Parts of the body, health and medical terms; symptoms and medical conditions; health professions
   E.  Technology and the internet; the car and its accessories
   F.  Parts of a house; household chores; table settings
2.  Reflexives; constructions with se; reciprocal reflexives
3.  Indefinite and negative words
4.  Gustar and verbs like gustar
5.  Irregular preterites; verbs that change meaning in the preterite
6.  Double object pronouns
7.  Saber and conocer
8.  Comparisons and superlatives
9.  Que? and cual?
10. Pronouns after prepositions
11. The imperfect tense
12. The preterite vs the imperfect
13. Adverbs
14. Formal and informal commands
15. Por and para
16. Stressed possessive adjectves and pronouns
17. Relative pronouns
18. The present subjunctive; the subjunctive of will and influence
19. A continuation of listening and reading about demographics, customs, general history and geography pertaining to the Spanish-speaking world and Latin-American communities in the U.S.
20. Listening to Spanish spoken at a natural speed
21. Reading and analyzing written texts in Spanish and introductory Spanish and Latin American literature

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Assignments may include:
1.  Reviewing lesson(s) from the textbook (averaging 15 pages per week).
2.  Memorizing vocabulary and verb conjugations (averaging 75 words per week).
3.  Completing exercises in textbook and workbook (averaging 20-30 exercises per week).
4.  Working on assignments in the language laboratory for 30 hours per semester.
5.  Completing exercises connected to the Web or a CD-ROM (averaging 20 minutes per week).
6.  Reviewing for quizzes and tests (one hour per week).
7.  Weekly or bi-weekly quizzes, chapter tests and final
8.  Writing 2-4 100-200 word compositions
9.  Oral participation, group activities and projects
10. Dictation and translation
11. Researching cultural and literary information
12. Viewing and extracting information from cultural videos or films.
13. In-class participation and class performance.

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
20 - 30%
Written homework, Compositions
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Group activities, projects
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Class performances, In-class participation
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Completion of semester's language lab hours.

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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VISTAS, Blanco, Donley (textbook, workbook/lab manual plus CD-ROM), 2nd ed., Vista Higher Learning, 2004.

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