SRJC Course Outlines

5/25/2024 1:02:18 AMSPAN 50B Course Outline as of Fall 1981

New Course (First Version)

Discipline and Nbr:  SPAN 50BTitle:  BEG CONVERSATION-II  
Full Title:  Conversation for Beginners - Part II
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 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:  08 - May Be Taken for a Total of 6 Units
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Catalog Description:
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A high-beginning/low intermediate oral communication course designed to improve those listening and speaking skills needed for cross-cultural understanding in social, academic, and work-related situations. Not open to native speakers of Spanish. Not open to students with two years of high school Spanish or one year of college Spanish with "A" or "B" grade within the past three years.

Completion of SPAN 1 or SPAN 50A with a grade of 'C' or better.

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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High- begining/low intermediate oral communication course designed to improve those listening & speaking skills needed for cross-cultural understanding in social, academic & work-related situations.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Completion of SPAN 1 or SPAN 50A with a grade of 'C' or better.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:08 - May Be Taken for a Total of 6 Units


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

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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 Recognize greetings, introductions, invitations; understand simple
 statements, questions and answers, and face to face conversations
 in standard dialect; with authentic material such as radio and TV
 broadcasts, conversations, instructions, can get the gist, main
 ideas, and relevant details; answer basic comprehension questions
 on a lecture or film and take rudimentary notes; take part in
 class discussions and debates; understand common reduced forms;
 recognize common idioms and phrases; begin to infer meaning from
 context; detect mood, attitude, urgency in speech.
 Create utterances not limited to very familiar or memorized
 material; express agreement, disagreement; invite, suggest, refuse,
 accept; begin to make use of conversational strategies, such as
 asking for clarification, repetition, making small talk, initiating
 a topic, understanding body language, and gestures, interrupting
 politely; handle simple survival situations in banking, shopping,
 transportation; give a formal presentation; deal with common
 pronunciation errors; recognize and produce grammatical inflections;
 make many sound-spelling connections.

Topics and Scope
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  Content and topics will vary somewhat, but will reflect beginning
 communicative skills required to function in cross-cultural,
 academic, social, and job-related situations.
 CONTENT (Listening):
 Social situations such as greetings, introductions, invitations,
 and appointments polite formulaic expressions; everyday topics such
 as:  transportation, custom agents and travel; telephone
 conversations, directions, instructions and correspondence, leisure,
 hobbies, customs, sports, money matters, bank, health, shopping,
 numbers (ordinal and cardinal), urban and rural life, cars and
 maintenance, office equipment and use, social and civil
 responsibilities; tragedies common to men; immigration.
 CONTENT (Speaking):
 Personal, biographical information; numbers 1 - 1000; restaurants
 and food; asking and giving directions; leisure, hobbies, and
 customs; transportation; telephone conversations; lodging; money
 matters; health; post office; shopping; social situations:
 invitations, greetings, introductions, appointments, polite
 formulaic expressions; urban and rural life; cars and maintenance;
 office equipment and use; social and civil responsibilities;
 tragedies common to all; immigraton.
 TASKS (Listening):
 Listen for the gist; listen with visuals; graphic fill-ins;
 selective listening; comprehensions check; dictation and variations;
 clue searching; physical response; note taking; story building;
 prelistening activities; paraphrase.
 TASKS (Speaking):
 Personalized questions, completions; sentence building; dialogue
 and story adaptation; create a story with visuals; chain stories;
 explain a process; interviews, surveys, and polls conversations
 cards; group consensus, problem solving; story telling; role
 playing; simple debates; information gap; give definitions and
 descriptions; ask relevant questions.

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  Assignments and activities will include individual, pair, and
 small group work, such as role-plays, interviews, problem-solving
 activities, dialogues, and skits. Students will perform functional
 assignments in the community, such as requesting information over
 the telephone.

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
15 - 25%
Written homework, Reading reports, Lab reports, Essay exams
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 35%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 35%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
15 - 25%
Completion of semester's language lab hours

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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  ?COMO SE DICE . . .?, Jarvis et al, Heath current edition
 A Spanish-English Dictionary.

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