SRJC Course Outlines

5/20/2019 5:42:49 PMSPAN 1 Course Outline as of Spring 2019

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Discipline and Nbr:  SPAN 1Title:  ELEMENTARY SPANISH-1  
Full Title:  Elementary Spanish-Part 1
Last Reviewed:4/23/2013

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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Introduction to Spanish grammar and development of all language skills in a cultural context with special emphasis on inter-personal communication.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Introduction to Spanish grammar and development of all language skills in a cultural context with special emphasis on inter-personal communication.
(Grade or P/NP)

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:
 6ALanguage Other Than EnglishFall 1981
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 CID Descriptor: SPAN 100 Elementary Spanish I  SRJC Equivalent Course(s): SPAN1

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Student Learning Outcomes:
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Students will be able to:
1. Use the simple present, present progressive and preterit tenses, including high-frequency
     irregular verbs, subject and object pronouns, and adjectives.       
2. Initiate and maintain simple conversations in Spanish on everyday topics using
    statements and questions with appropriate pronunciation.
3.  Comprehend and respond to short messages and questions in spoken Spanish.      
4.  Write coherent paragraphs containing descriptions of people, places, and everyday activities.     
5.  Use appropriate vocabulary for greetings, school-related items, family members, clothes, food,
     days, months, weather, clock times, numbers, and colors.    
6.  Read and comprehend the main ideas presented in level appropriate Spanish texts and
     magazine articles.      
7.  Demonstrate cultural awareness and insights about the Spanish-speaking world as well as the
     Spanish-speaking communities in the United States.

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Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1.  Formulate short sentences and questions orally and interpret responses of other speakers
      using common Spanish vocabulary related to everyday topics.
2.  Evaluate simplified passages on a range of cultural  topics and correctly interpret and
      summarize content from authentic Spanish texts.
3.  Compose short comprehensible sentences and phrases with a communicative purpose,
      displaying minimum surface-level errors such as spelling and accentuation.
4.  Develop and organize short sentences and paragraphs in Spanish.
5.  Generate questions and phrases that are appropriate to a native speaker of Spanish.
6.  Distinguish between subject and object pronouns, present tense of -ar, -ir, and -er verbs
     and the verbs ser, estar, tener, venir, stem-changing verbs, negation, articles, yes-no
     basic information questions, adjectives, and regular preterite verbs.
7.  Employ greetings and polite expressions in a culturally appropriate manner.
8.  Describe social, cultural and historical aspects of the Spanish-speaking world and
     Spanish-speaking communities in the U.S.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Self-identification, personal information, nationalities; occupations
2.  Basic classroom objects, structures and classes
3.  Numbers 1-1,000,000; ordinal numbers
4.  Family members
5.  Simple greetings; expressions of courtesy
6.  Days of the week; months of the year; seasons and weather
7.  Pastimes, sports, and places
8.  Clothing and shopping; colors
9.  Information about demographics, customs, history and geography pertaining to
      the Spanish speaking world and Spanish-speaking communities in the U.S.
10. Telling time
11. Nouns and articles
12. Adjectives: descriptives, possessive
13. Simple present of -ar, -er, and -ir verbs
14. Formation of phrases and questions.
15. Irregular verbs ser, estar, tener, venir, verbs with irregular yo forms
16. Usage of ser vs. estar
17. Stem-changing verbs
18. The present progressive
19. Direct and indirect object nouns and pronouns
20. Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns
21. The preterite tense of regular verbs
22. Spelling and the sound/word correspondence in Spanish
23. Grammatical terminology and identifying parts of speech

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Assignments for Spanish 1 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 10 exercises per week).
4.   Working on computer-based exercises (17 hours per semester).
5.   Reviewing for quizzes and tests (one hour per week).
6.   Weekly or bi-weekly quizzes, chapter exams and final.
7.   Writing short compositions; simple narrative and descriptive tasks.
8.   Engaging in group activities and projects.
9.   Oral presentations and reports.
10. Dictation and written translation.
11. Participation.
12. Viewing and interpreting text-integrated video programs in Spanish.
13. Written exercises from the text.
14. Reading short elementary-level paragraphs and dialogues on cultural topics
     featuring target grammar and vocabulary.

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, reading reports
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, projects
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%
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 computer-based exercises, videos

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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VISTAS by Blanco/Donley (textbook, workbook/lab manual, passcode), Volume 1, 4th ed., Vista Higher Learning, 2012

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