Course Description –
The fundamentals of pronunciation and grammar are learned as students develop the ability to listen/understand, speak, read and write Spanish with reasonable proficiency. An introductory knowledge and awareness of Spanish and Spanish American cultures are acquired. No prerequisite.
Required Course Resources –
- Panorama 4E Student Edition, Student Edition Vol. 1 (Lessons 1-5) w/Supersite 978-1-61767-742-1
- Panorama. Introducción a la lengua española. José Blanco & Philip Donley, Late. 4E. Boston, MA: Vista Higher Learning, 2013.
General Education Outcomes:
The foreign language program offers instruction designed to give students the basic fundamentals leading to proficiency in language usage, literature and culture. The student will be able to understand and critically examine others’ cultures as well as understand and critically examine their own culture.
Learning Outcomes and Objectives :
The primary purpose of Elementary Spanish 1001 is to systematically expose the student to the basic elements of the Spanish language and culture so that the student will acquire sufficient skills in speaking, understanding (listening), reading and writing that will enable him/her to:
- Understand questions/short statements spoken in the target language at a lowrate of speech by native speakers.
- Speak or reproduce in the target language at the novice level.
- Read short statements on a variety of topics in the target language at the novice level
- Write in the target language on a variety of everyday simple topics using proper grammatical structures
- Demonstrate cultural knowledge and awareness about areas of the world where the target language is spoken