Curriculum Guideline

Basic Spanish II

Effective Date:
Course
Discontinued
No
Course Code
MODL 1152
Descriptive
Basic Spanish II
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 who have completed MODL 1151 or equivalent. It is aimed at developing further 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 (using present, immediate future, and preterite tenses) at the basic level in:

  1. Aural comprehension of simple discourse
  2. Reading comprehension of simplified texts
  3. Speech delivery: report past events describe daily routine and states or conditions, express abilities, plans and makes comparisons
  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

A beginner-level Spanish textbook such as:

  • Terrell et al. Dos Mundos. McGraw-Hill.
  • Accompanying workbook.
Prerequisites

MODL 1151 (Minimum Grade of C) or Spanish 
11 (Minimum Grade of B) or Assessment (see 
calendar).

MODL 1151 (Minimum Grade of C) or Spanish 11 (Minimum Grade of B) or Assessment (see calendar).

Which Prerequisite