SPAN 4: INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|5 lecture per week (60 total per quarter)
|SPAN 3 or equivalent.
|Degree & Credit Status:
|Degree-Applicable Credit Course
|Area I: Humanities
|Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Student Learning Outcomes
- Narrate events related to culture as well as historical events in the past, using the correct verb tenses, in the indicative and subjunctive mood.
- Identify the topic and main ideas of short authentic texts in order to summarize them both orally and in writing, and answer questions about them.
The student will be able to:
- demonstrate communicative skills in Spanish at the intermediate level in reading, writing, listening and speaking.
- communicate clearly in compositions, although with a certain amount of inaccuracy.
- discuss, analyze and appraise, orally and in writing, selected readings dealing with the Hispanic world past and present: geography, history, socio-cultural features, and the arts.
- compare aspects of the diversity of cultures throughout the Spanish-speaking world, from reading selections and thorough discussions and analogies, orally and in writing.
- analyze historic developments in the Spanish-speaking world.
- analyze issues of cultural significance, for example, gender roles and stereotypes, family structure, social behavior and foods.
- demonstrate sensitivity to the various backgrounds and perspectives of Hispanics in the U.S.
- Demonstrate the following communicative skills in Spanish at the intermediate level in reading, writing, listening and speaking:
- Social conventions for greetings, introductions and good-byes
- Detailed directions
- Detailed descriptions of persons, places, and objects
- Summarize, narrate, describe contents of newspaper and magazine articles, and films shown in class
- Formulate ideas, reactions and feelings
- Compare and contrast cultures in the Hispanic world
- Hypothesize and predict
- Narrate in the past, present and future
- Description of historical events
- Communicate clearly in compositions utilizing these grammatical structures:
- Definite and indefinite articles
- Direct and indirect object pronouns
- Uses of the verbs ser and estar
- Preterite and imperfect
- Formal and familiar commands
- The past participle
- Comparisons of equality and inequality
- Uses of indicative and subjunctive mood
- Conditional tense, especially if clauses
- Discuss, analyze and appraise, orally and in writing, selected readings dealing with the Hispanic world past and present: geography, history, socio-cultural features, and the arts
- Recognize and appreciate the similarities and differences of the cultural and geographical areas of the Spanish-speaking world, with emphasis on Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Perú, Ecuador and Chile
- Recognize language as an essential aspect of cultural expression, with attention to the cultural and historical origins of the Spanish language, and its evolution and transformations in response to interaction with other languages in Spain and in the Americas, with emphasis on Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Perú, Ecuador and Chile, and Indigenous groups
- Origin, development and diffusion of Spanish
- Audio and video material with emphasis on Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Perú, Ecuador and Chile
- Hispanics in the U.S.: Chicanos, Cuban Americans, Puerto Ricans
- Compare aspects of the diversity of cultures throughout the Spanish-speaking world, from reading selections and thorough discussions and analogies, orally and in writing
- Study and compare the historical ties of Hispanic countries to the United States, with attention to issues of economy and migration as they relate to language development and cultural identity, with emphasis on Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Perú, Ecuador and Chile
- Discuss current events related to Hispanics in the U.S., such as Chicanos, Cuban Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Perú, Ecuador and Chile
- Analyze historic developments in the Spanish-speaking world
- Analyze issues of cultural significance for example, gender roles and stereotypes, family structure, social behavior and foods
- Discuss and analyze readings by women writers and interpret the artistic, intellectual and social significance of these contributions
- Discuss and analyze readings in which the main characters are women with emphasis on issues such as gender roles and stereotypes, family and social structures and behaviors, and lifestyles
- Demonstrate sensitivity to the various backgrounds and perspectives of Hispanics in the U.S.
- Analyze the historical relationship between the Hispanics in the U.S., such as Chicanos, Cuban Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Hispanic America
- Discuss current events and changes in attitudes in the United States toward Hispanics in the U.S.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
Periodic examinations and quizzes
Laboratory manual assignments
Method(s) of Instruction
Cooperative learning exercises
Writing activities to develop writing fluency and to allow the professor to track student progress
Reading comprehension activities to review the cultural content of chapters in the main text
Pre-listening activities to create context and activate background knowledge will include listening and reading passages and a list of new vocabulary
Listening comprehension of conversations in everyday spoken Spanish and advertisements will follow the pre-listening activities
Pronunciation exercises to help students develop good pronunciation, rhythm and intonation
Dictation exercises to practice spelling rules
Reading practice to develop student reading skills in prediction, vocabulary and comprehension
Viewing and answering questions about video segments, for student self-assessment
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Pérez Gironés, Ana María. Más. 2018.
Foerster, Sharon, and Anne Lambright. Punto y Aparte. 2019.
Sawyer, Michael. Contextos. 2017.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
- Read and analyze literature of at least one book-length work.
- Write responses to readings.
- Write assignments related to the readings which include summary, narration and description, exposition and analysis, evaluation and hypothesis, for approximately 2500 words.