Curriculum Guideline

Basic Spanish I

Effective Date:
Course
Discontinued
No
Course Code
MODL 1151
Descriptive
Basic Spanish I
Department
Modern Languages
Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Credits
3.00
Start Date
End Term
Not Specified
PLAR
Yes
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
22
Contact Hours
Seminar: 4 hrs/week Lab: 1 hr/week
Method Of Instruction
Lab
Seminar
Methods Of Instruction

The functional-communicative approach is used. Class activities may include: presentation of material by the instructor, practice in pairs and small groups, listening comprehension, and audio-visual based activities. 

Conversation labs in small groups with a Native Language Assistant.

Course Description
This course is designed for students with little or no knowledge of Spanish. It is aimed at developing basic oral and written communication skills through the study of vocabulary, grammar and culture. Spanish is spoken in class as much as possible.
Course Content
  1. Basic syntactic structures
  2. Basic lexicon
  3. The phonological system of Spanish
  4. Cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world
Learning Outcomes

Students are expected to demonstrate proficiency in Spanish (present and immediate future tenses only) at the basic level in:

  1. Aural comprehension of simple discourse
  2. Reading comprehension of simplified texts
  3. Speech delivery: extend greetings, express likes, dislikes, preferences and desires, ask questions and give replies
  4. Written expression: simple sentences and short dialogues
  5. Understanding target cultures
Means of Assessment
Written Evaluations
(May include but not limited to writing and reading exercises, chapter tests, paragraph writing, written homework, preparation, Final Written Exam)
50% 
Oral Evaluations
(May include but not limited to oral tests, oral presentations, listening comprehension, conversation lab, attendance, preparation, class participation, Final Oral Exam)
50%

No single evaluation will be worth more than 20%.

Textbook Materials

Terrell et al. Dos Mundos. McGraw-Hill.

Accompanying workbook.

Which Prerequisite