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Ganeshdath D. Basdeo
SPAN 201
Seattle Campus

Intermediate Spanish

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.

Class description

OBJECTIVES

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%


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Ganeshdath D. Basdeo
Date: 05/30/1998