SRJC Course Outlines

11/18/2019 6:44:15 PMSPAN 50A Course Outline as of Fall 2014

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  SPAN 50ATitle:  BEG CONVERSATION-1  
Full Title:  Conversation for Beginners-Part 1
Last Reviewed:4/23/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled03 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR1.00 Contact DHR17.50
 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 conversational Spanish course designed to improve the 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.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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A beginning conversational Spanish course designed to improve the 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.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

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

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1.  Use a variety of common Spanish verbs, adjectives, and nouns in basic conversation.
2.  Use verbs in the present tense.
3.  Generate questions and phrases that are comprehensible to a native speaker of Spanish.
4.  Correctly respond to instructions when given in Spanish.
5.  Demonstrate accurate pronunciation at a basic level.
6.  Comprehend new vocabulary from context.
7.  Identify main ideas and key words in familiar spoken statements and written text.
8.  Express appropriate courtesy in a formal or informal context .
9.  Formulate statements in the present tense that describe preferences, future plans, daily
    activities, family and surroundings.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Greetings and expressions of courtesy
2.  The alphabet
3.  Numbers 0-100
4.  Class subjects and university-related vocabulary
5.  The family
6.  Food
7.  Days of the week
8.  Time
9.   Question formation
10. Nouns and adjectives
11. ser and estar
12. Regular -ar, -er, and -ir verbs
13. Gustar
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:
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Assignments for Spanish 50A may include:
1.  Readings from the textbook
2.  Written exercises from the textbook vocabulary manual or handouts
3.  Online-based coursework (17 hours per semester)
4.  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
5.  Viewing of textbook-based video and completion of accompanying comprehension
     exercises
6.  2-4 class performance and presentations
7.  5-10 quizzes and exams

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
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%
None
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 online texbook-based exercises


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Invitaciones Part 1, 2nd edition. Alonso, Deana, Alonso, Esther and Zaslow, Brandon.  Vista Higher Learning 2010.

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