SRJC Course Outlines

6/13/2024 4:10:11 PMSPAN 2 Course Outline as of Fall 2020

Changed Course

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 DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  140.00Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00 

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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Part Two of Elementary Spanish, continued introduction to Spanish grammar and development of 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 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


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Initiate and maintain simple conversations about past, present and future activities with some degree of spontaneity.       
2. Express preferences, simple facts, and requests and provide information using appropriate language structures, verb tenses, vocabulary and Spanish pronunciation.
3. Comprehend basic ideas, questions, instructions and requests in Spanish at natural speed.
4. Identify and interpret the main ideas presented in articles, short narratives and poems written in elementary to intermediate Spanish.  
5. Construct and organize comprehensible written sentences, paragraphs and brief compositions using accurate Spanish spelling, accentuation, syntax and cohesive  elements.
6. Correctly identify and produce the present, preterite, imperfect and subjunctive forms of regular and irregular verbs
7. Compare and contrast key similarities and differences among the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.

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At the conclusion 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 and general interest topics.
2.  Generate longer statements 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 vocabulary to convey information related to food, health, daily
      routine, celebrations, life events, technology, home, auto and domestic chores.
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 among the cultures of
       the Spanish-speaking world.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Introduction to Ancillary Materials (such as)
     A. Accessing online activities
     B. Accessing other digital resources
II. Vocabulary, Idioms, Written Discourse Conventions, and Other Linguistic Elements of
    A. Daily routine and habits - personal hygiene items
    B. Food, meals and cooking
          1. Most common food items and dishes
         2. Ordering at restaurants
          3. Buying food at markets  
    C. Health
         1. The human body
         2. Symptoms and medical conditions
         3. Medical treatments
     D. Urban life
         1. Places in the city
          2. Urban issues
         3. Car-related terminology
     E. Household
         1. Rooms, furniture and appliances
          2. Household chores
    F. Cultural traditions and personal celebrations
III. Spanish Grammar and Sentence Structure
    A. Reflexive verbs
         1. No-fault "se"
         2. Reciprocal reflexives
    B. Negative words and their placement
     C. Gustar and verbs like gustar
    D. The preterite tense
         1. Regular preterite forms
          2. Stem-changing preterite forms
         3. Unstressed preterite forms
     E.  Pronouns
         1. Direct and indirect object pronouns
         2. Double object pronouns used together
         3. Prepositional pronouns
    F.  Comparisons and superlatives
    G. The imperfect tense
    H. Contrastive uses of the preterite vs the imperfect
    I.  Adverbs of space, time and mode
    J. Formal and informal commands
     K. Por and Para
    L. Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns
    M. Introduction to the present subjunctive - Subjunctive of will and influence
IV. Listening Comprehension Skills - Listening to and Summarizing Ideas
     A. Videos
    B. Spanish podcasts
    C. Songs
V. Reading Comprehension Skills - Interpreting Short Stories and Poetry in Original Spanish
     A. Latin American authors
     B. Spanish authors
VI. Cultural Skills
    A. Conducting interviews of Spanish native speakers
    B. Researching demographics, customs, general history, geography and current events
          pertaining to the Spanish-speaking world and Latino communities in the U.S.

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1.   Reviewing lesson(s) from the textbook (averaging 15 pages per week)
2.   Memorizing vocabulary and verb conjugations (averaging 75 words per week)
3.   Working on computer-based exercises (17 hours per semester)
4.   Reviewing for quizzes and tests (one hour per week)
5.   Quizzes, exams and final
6.   Engaging in group activities and project(s)
7.   Oral presentation(s) and report(s)
8.   Dictation and written translation
9.   Participation
10. Viewing and interpreting text-integrated video programs in Spanish
11. Reading short elementary-level paragraphs and dialogues on cultural topics
     featuring target grammar and vocabulary
12. Written homework, such as:
      A. Writing short compositions; simple narrative and descriptive tasks.
     B. Written exercises from the text
     C. Completing exercises in textbook and workbook (averaging 10 exercises per week)
     D. Writing two to four 100-200 word compositions
13. Class performance(s)
14. Researching cultural and literary topics
15. Viewing and extracting information from cultural videos or films

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
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Homework problems, group activities, project(s)
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Class performances, oral participation
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Quizzes, exams and final
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 20%
Completion of computer-based exercises

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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EspaƱol en Contexto. Nivel 2. Osorio, Araceli (online component in Canvas). Arbor Crest Publishing. 2018
Vistas. 6th ed. Blanco, Jose and Donley, Philip. Vista Higher Learning. 2020
Con brio! (textbook, WileyPlus access). 5th ed. Murillo, Lucas. John Wiley & Sons. 2019

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