Ganeshdath D. Basdeo
Intensive practice in speaking, reading, and writing. Review of Spanish grammar. Oral practice based on literary and cultural readings. First in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: either SPAN 103, SPAN 123, SPAN 134, score of 70-100 on SP100A placement test, minimum score of 51 on SP TL placement test, or score of 0-75 on SP200A placement test.
In addition to expanding on structures and grammatical points studied previously, this course will: ∑ expand the studentsí knowledge of the Hispanic world by providing authentic texts and videos ∑ engage students in language-production activities to enhance oral communication skills ∑ allow students to express their own ideas, opinions, and emotions in Spanish ∑ provide a solid base for success in higher-level Spanish courses in all four skills ∑ awaken in students cultural empathy and awareness of cultural and other issues in the Spanish-speaking world ∑ enhance studentsí active and passive vocabulary
In this course, you will actively use a great deal of Spanish as well as read and listen to large amounts of authentic oral and written Spanish - magazine and newspaper articles, poetry, short stories and more. You will view films/documentaries and you will also receive much cultural information about the Spanish-speaking world. The class will be conducted almost exclusively in Spanish.
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Class assignments and grading
Grading System Participation, Homework, Minipruebas 15% Four Hour Exams 35% Compositions, Peer editing 20% Final Exam (See syllabus for date - Location to be determined) 30%