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SPAN 2460 - Intermediate Spanish 1

Credit Hours: 4.00


Prerequisites: SPAN 1470 

(formerly SPAN 2360)

Third-semester Spanish picks up where SPAN 1470 has ended. The central goal is to advance the student’s communicative ability and cultural competency with an emphasis on assimilating the language for complex communicative purposes. New language functions will be presented in meaningful activities that emphasize all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing, and empower further cultural exploration. Students are required to use computer based technology to practice these skills.

Billable Contact Hours: 4

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate competency in oral language skills beyond Elementary Spanish 2.

Objectives:

  1. Pronounce individual sounds, including appropriate intonation and stress, with little or no interference in order to be understood by a Native Speaker.
  2. Form and produce entire sentences with no hesitation and natural pauses.
  3. Engage in conversations with a Native Speaker in the present, future, or past tense about the following topics (includes both initiating conversations as well as responding appropriately to speech of a Native Speaker)
    1. Talking about health.
    2. Talking about cars and technology.
    3. Discussing dwellings and house appliances.
    4. Talking about nature and environment.
    5. Giving directions in a city.

Outcome 2:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate the ability to use Spanish vocabulary beyond Elementary Spanish 2.

Objectives: Regarding topics such as health, cars, technology, housing, nature, environment, and directions:

  1. Use vocabulary when speaking.
  2. Respond to a Native Speaker who has used the vocabulary.
  3. Use vocabulary in writing.
  4. Demonstrate reading comprehension skills by discussing subject matter and/or answering questions based on the passage read.

Outcome 3:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate the ability to use grammar structures beyond Elementary Spanish 2 in speaking and writing.

Objectives:

  1. Conjugate and use imperfect tense and contrast it with preterit.
  2. Use “se” and of adverbs.
  3. Apply por and para
  4. Conjugate and use formal and informal commands.
  5. Conjugate and use present subjunctive.
  6. Past participles used as adjectives.

Outcome 4:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to recognize and discuss aspects of Spanish culture beyond Elementary Spanish 2.

Objectives:

  1. Recognize and discuss some geographical, economical and cultural aspects of some Spanish speaking countries and/or communities such as technology, health, city life, and environmental issues.
  2. Compare cultural differences.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
  • Engage in conversation with a Native Speaker in the present, future and past tense about going to the doctor and talking about health
  • Describe past experiences orally and in writing
  • Apply and contrast preterit and imperfect
  • Apply se and adverbs
  • Recall basic facts about Costa Rita and health systems in Spanish speaking countries
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  • Engage in conversation with a Native Speaker in the present, future and past tense about cars and tecnology
  • Apply informal commands
  • Apply por and para
  • Apply reciprocal reflexives and stressed possessive adjectives and pronouns. 
  • Recall basic facts about Argentina and technology in Spanish speaking countries
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  • Engage in conversation with a Native Speaker in the present, future and past tense about dwelling and appliances
  • Apply formal commands
  • Apply relative pronouns
  • Apply present subjunctive and its use with verbs of will and influence
  • Recall basic facts about Panamá and dwelling  in Spanish speaking countries
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  • Engage in conversation with a Native Speaker in the present, future and past tense about environment
  • Apply subjunctive with verbs of emotion
  • Apply subjunctive with verbs of doubt, disbelief and denial
  • Apply subjunctive with conjunctions
  • Recall basic facts about Colombia and environment in Spanish speaking countries

 


Primary Faculty
Williams, Susanna
Secondary Faculty
Ramos, Maria
Associate Dean
Ternullo, Annette
Dean
Pritchett, Marie



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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