SRJC Course Outlines

10/28/2020 11:25:28 AMSPAN 50A Course Outline as of Fall 2020

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  SPAN 50ATitle:  BEG CONVERSATION-1  
Full Title:  Conversation for Beginners-Part 1
Last Reviewed:11/25/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

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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A beginning conversational Spanish course designed to develop listening and speaking skills needed at school, on the job and in Spanish-speaking communities. Provides 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 or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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A beginning conversational Spanish course designed to develop listening and speaking skills needed at school, on the job and in Spanish-speaking communities. Provides 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 or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates
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

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Conduct face-to-face conversations on everyday topics using appropriate Spanish
    pronunciation and intonation.
2.  Respond to oral statements and questions in Spanish about personal everyday topics.
3.  Utilize common greetings, courtesies and formal/informal conventions in
    Spanish.
4.  Demonstrate cultural awareness and insights about the Spanish-speaking world and
     Spanish-speaking communities in the U.S.

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Students will be able to:
1. Use 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, requests and invitations 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 and written statements.
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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I.       Greetings and Expressions of Courtesy
II.      The Alphabet
III.     Numbers 0-100
IV.     Class Subjects and University-Related Vocabulary
V.     The Family
VI.     Food
VII.    Days of the Week
VIII.   Time
IX.     Question Formation
X.      Nouns and Adjectives
XI.     Ser and Estar
XII.    Regular -ar, -er, and -ir Verbs
XIII.   Gustar
XIV.   Future with ir a + Infinitive
XV.    Irregular verbs such as tener, ir
XVI.   Stem-Changing Verbs
XVII.  Basic Foreign Language Learning, Reading, and Writing Strategies
XVIII. Introduction to Spanish-Speaking Culture and Customs

Assignments:
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1. Weekly study in the textbook
2. Weekly written exercises from the textbook vocabulary manual or handouts
3. Weekly web-based tasks
4. Individual, pair and small group work that applies acquired language to specific
     contexts and real situations
5. Viewing of online textbook-based video and completion of listening comprehension
    exercises
6. Short quizzes (5 - 7), exams (1 - 2) and final exam
7. Dialogues and class presentations

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, grammar exercises, and listening comprehension activities
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%
Dialogues and class presentations
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 50%
Quizzes and Exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 25%
Completion of online textbook-based exercises


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Spanish Conversation Premium. 2nd ed. Yates, Jean. McGraw Hill. 2016
 
Adelante Uno: An Invitation to Spanish. 2nd ed. Blanco, Jose. Vistas Higher Learning. 2015 (classic)
 
Instructor developed materials

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