COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
SPA 211-212 - INTERMEDIATE
CONVERSATION IN SPANISH I-II (3 CR.) (3 CR.)
Continues to develop
fluency through emphasis on idioms and other complex sentence structures.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
This course provides
further practice for face-to-face conversations in informal and formal
settings, and for transactional situations handling most survival situations
in which a complication has arisen while traveling, residing for a short
time, or "living off of the economy" in a Hispanic culture.
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES
The prerequisite for
this course is SPA 202 - "Intermediate Spanish Conversation II" or equivalent.
Upon completion of
this course, the student should be able to:
MAJOR TOPICS TO BE
maintain a conversation
coping with more complicated situations or unforeseen circumstances
narrate and describe in
present, past, and future time frames
carry on a conversation
on a wide range of concrete topics
sustain ideas using paragraph
discourse; his/her speech includes some sensitivity to register, to the
appropriateness of certain expressions in a given context, and an ability
to use cohesive devices to unify discourse.
be understood by native
speakers not used to dealing with foreigners
with a complication, e.g. hotel, restaurant, post office, bank, drugstore
Leisure time activities
at home, school, workplace
people places and things
past, present, and future activities
Reports on events
on factual and abstract information
or political issues