Curriculum Guideline

Intermediate Spanish II

Effective Date:
Course
Discontinued
No
Course Code
MODL 2252
Descriptive
Intermediate Spanish II
Department
Modern Languages
Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Credits
3.00
Start Date
End Term
Not Specified
PLAR
No
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 will be 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

Course Description
This course is designed for students who have completed MODL 2251 or equivalent. It builds on previously acquired communication skills, further develops comprehension, oral expression, reading and writing skills, and provides a deeper understanding of the cultures of Spain and Latin America. Spanish is used in class almost exclusively.
Course Content

Systematic, in-depth study of:

  1. Syntactic structures
  2. Lexicon
  3. Cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world
Learning Outcomes

Students are expected to demonstrate proficiency in Spanish at the intermediate level in:

  1. Aural comprehension of authentic language situations
  2. Reading comprehension of written material
  3. Use of both past tenses, commands and subjunctive, future and conditional
  4. Speech delivery: supporting an opinion, defending a point of view with respect to reading material
  5. Written expression: expository writing
  6. Understanding target cultures
Means of Assessment

Written Evaluations 50%
(May include but are not limited to writing and reading exercises, chapter tests, paragraph writing, written homework, preparation, Final Written Exam)
 
Oral Evaluations 50%
(May include but are not limited to oral tests, oral presentations, listening comprehension, conversation lab, attendance, preparation, class participation, Final Oral Exam)
 
Total 100%

No single evaluation will be worth more than 20%.

Textbook Materials

An intermediate-level Spanish textbook, such as:

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

MODL 2251 (Minimum Grade of C) or Spanish 12 (Minimum Grade of A) or Assessment (see calendar).                       

Which Prerequisite