SPN-132: Elementary Spanish II

Liberal Arts
Language Studies
World Languages
Academic Level
Course Subject
Course Number
Course Title
Elementary Spanish II
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
62.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
62.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
A grade of C or better in SPN-131 or in one year of high school Spanish, or instructor permission
Catalog Course Description

Further builds reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in Spanish, focusing on communication in a cultural context. Develops students' knowledge of vocabulary, pronunciation and grammatical principles in order to comprehend and express everyday ideas in both spoken and written Spanish. Presents Hispanic culture.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Goal Statement
SPN-132 is designed to enable students to reach the Novice High level on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) proficiency scale, focusing on language learning through communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities.
Core Course Topics
  1. Present-tense verbs
  2. Past-tense verbs
  3. Future
  4. Commands
  5. Passive voice
  6. Gender and number agreement
  7. Pronouns
  8. Comparative and superlative structures
  9. Conjunctions
  10. Narration
  11. Hispanic culture
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Demonstrate correct usage of present-tense indicative stem-changing and irregular reflexive verbs, saber and conocer, and verbs of preference similar to gustar
  2. Recognize and produce preterit and imperfect verb forms, including regulars, irregulars, and reflexives
  3. Recognize and produce simple future verb forms, including irregulars
  4. Recognize and produce simple formal and informal commands
  5. Recognize and produce the passive voice with se
  6. Demonstrate correct usage of demonstrative adjectives with appropriate gender and number agreement
  7. Interpret and demonstrate correct usage of direct and indirect object pronouns
  8. Compare and contrast using appropriate comparative and superlative structures
  9. Interpret and demonstrate correct usage of coordinating and some common subordinating conjunctions such as cuando and mientras
  10. Interpret and produce simple narratives in the past using appropriate time markers and present, preterit, and imperfect verb forms
  11. Analyze aspects of Hispanic culture that differ from the U.S. norm, giving specific examples that illustrate such differences
General Information
Note: A grade of C- is not transferrable and is not accepted by some programs at HFC.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

Assessment of academic achievement will be identified and implemented by the class instructor. Methods will include, but not be limited to:

  • Participation
  • Weekly/regular quizzes
  • Homework assignments
  • Chapter/unit tests
  • Oral and/or expressive-receptive exam(s)
  • Midterm/final exam
All sections of this level will use a textbook (and any accompanying materials) selected by the course coordinator and approved by the World Languages Committee.


General Education Categories
  • Humanities and Fine Arts
Institutional Outcomes
  • Humanities
MTA Categories
  • Category 5: Humanities and Fine Arts

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2019
ILT Approval Date
AALC Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
Review Semester
Fall 2019