Elementary Spanish II

Syllabus

Spanish 1102 is an intensive introduction to Spanish language communicative competence, with stress on basic oral interaction, reading, witting and cultural knowledge as a continuation of Spanish W1101 (Elementary Spanish I). The main objectives are to understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of immediate relevance; communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a direct exchange of information on familiar matters; describe in simple terms aspects of our background and personal history; understand Enter a brief summary of what the course is about. Maximum 650 characters in a single paragraph. No format allowed.

The Spanish Language Program seeks to foster and sustain a continued progress in the development of a student’s language proficiency throughout their undergraduate career. Specifically, our program aims to educate students so that they will be able to successfully function not only in everyday Spanish-language environments, but also particularly in Spanish-language academic contexts, which require a precise, informed language proficiency, with activities (from the earliest levels) that are not limited to functionally communicating in daily foreign-language contexts, but that include, among other tasks, understanding and interpreting literary and cultural texts, listening to lectures and taking notes, participating in class discussions, understanding the grammatical inner-workings of the target language, answering exam questions, delivering oral presentations on complex topics, doing research, and writing papers in the target language.

This means that, throughout the four semesters of Spanish, the curriculum is designed to teach and train students to the steady and successful acquisition of a pedagogical, operational approach to a usage-based Spanish grammar, as well as a broad general knowledge of diverse literary and cultural artifacts that will provide them with a background knowledge of relevant historical and cultural developments, and the basic methodological and linguistic tools necessary for a critical cultural analysis of these artifacts in an academic context.

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