Focuses on expanding students’ ability to understand and speak in Spanish. Emphasizes everyday topics of conversation, including current events. Is transferable but not a substitute for a basic language requirement. May be taken concurrently with Spanish 132, 231 or 232.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
SPN-141 is designed to strengthen students’ ability to communicate in conversational Spanish and to broaden their familiarity with the peoples and cultures of Spanish-speaking countries.
- Vocabulary and idioms
- Listening comprehension
- Grammatical structures
- Demonstrate knowledge of phonetics through comprehensible pronunciation with an emphasis on accent and intonation
- Employ increasing vocabulary and idiom knowledge in thematic conversations (such as self, daily life, family, etc.)
- Distinguish between formal and informal varieties of Spanish
- Apply a variety of listening comprehension strategies to interpret spoken Spanish
- Develop and use grammatical structures (such as pronouns, subject-verb agreement, verb tense, interrogatives, etc.) that support conversational goals
- Develop an awareness of how linguistic and cultural differences are reflected in varieties of spoken Spanish
Note: A grade of C- is not transferable and is not accepted by some programs at HFC.
Assessment and Requirements
Assessment of academic achievement will be identified and implemented by the class instructor. Methods will include, but not be limited to:
- Homework assignments
- Oral presentation(s)/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.