SPAN& 123 Spanish III • 5 Cr.
Continues SPAN& 122. Format includes extensive audio and Internet usage. Prerequisite: SPAN& 122 or permission of instructor.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate listening comprehension skills by accurately writing exactly what heard, answering questions related to the information heard in a monologue, a dialogue or an interview format provided by native speakers.
- Demonstrate speaking ability by expressing increasingly more complicated thoughts, and utilizing the vocabulary and grammatical constructions learned in a prompted dialogue, an interview, or in open-ended questions of increasing difficulty. Produce original dialogues during pair/group activities and role-playing. Ask and provide general information, and reproducing proper intonation and adapting verbal communication to purpose and audience.
- Demonstrate reading ability by getting the main idea of what read, understanding the general tone of the writer and category of reading material, giving special attention to the target language punctuation, and deducing meaning about what is read by making educated guesses using cognates and context to facilitate the comprehension process as well as previous learning. Making inferences refered to text and discuss what read.
- Demonstrate writing ability by creating structurally correct affirmative, interrogative and negative sentences of increasing difficulty, mostly in the present tense, present progressive, or simple past (preterit) in role-play situations, descriptive paragraphs, and summary sentences from reading passages minimizing orthographic errors.
- Indentify cultural information through the introduction of theme-specific or contextualized vocabulary,and the description of photographs, as well as viewing authentic video material centered on the world of the target language. Recognizing and talk about differences and similarities between the cultures.
- Demonstrate knowledge of parts of speech by correctly classifying verbs’ modes and tenses, distinguishing between regular and irregular verbs and different pronouns categories; show noun-verb and noun-adjective agreement; describe nouns, adjectives, pronouns, adverbs, conjunctions, and prepositions; recognize and apply correctly adverbs, conjunctions, prepositions, and pronouns.