The functional-communicative approach is used.
Class activities may include: presentation of material by the instructor, small group practice of syntactic and lexical structures studied at home, discussion of readings, listening comprehension and audio-visual based activities, and student presentations.
Conversation labs in small groups with a Native Language Assistant.
Systematic, in-depth study of:
- Syntactic structures
- Cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world
Students are expected to demonstrate proficiency in Spanish at the intermediate level in:
- Aural comprehension of authentic language situations
- Reading comprehension of written material
- Use of both past tenses, commands, and subjunctive
- Speech delivery: supporting an opinion, defending a point of view with respect to reading material
- Written expression: expository writing
- 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%.
An intermediate-level Spanish textbook such as:
- Terrell et al. Dos Mundos. McGraw-Hill.
- Accompanying workbook.