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.
- Basic syntactic structures
- Basic lexicon
- The phonological system of Spanish
- Cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world
Students are expected to demonstrate proficiency in Spanish (using present, immediate future, and preterite tenses) at the basic level in:
- Aural comprehension of simple discourse
- Reading comprehension of simplified texts
- Speech delivery: report past events describe daily routine and states or conditions, express abilities, plans and makes comparisons
- Written expression: simple sentences and short dialogues
- Understanding target cultures.
(May include but not limited to writing and reading exercises, chapter tests, paragraph writing, written homework, preparation, Final Written Exam)
(May include but not limited to oral tests, oral presentations, listening comprehension, conversation lab, attendance, preparation, class participation, Final Oral Exam)
No single evaluation will be worth more than 20%.
A beginner-level Spanish textbook such as:
- Terrell et al. Dos Mundos. McGraw-Hill.
- Accompanying workbook.