SPA 211-004 (2).pdf - HISPANIC STUDIES SPA 211-004 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH CONVERSATION Spring 2018(TR Instructor Abraham Prades Office POT 1122 E-mail

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HISPANIC STUDIES / SPA 211-004 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH CONVERSATION Spring 2018 (TR) Instructor: Abraham Prades Office: POT 1122 E-mail: [email protected] Class Time: 11:00 12:15 Office Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30 1:30 Room: Jacobs Science Building 139 REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS: Revista: Conversación sin barreras. (5th Ed.) José A. Blanco. (Vista Higher Learning, 2018). Textbook website: (password comes with purchase of textbook or can be bought separately) COURSE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: The goal of SPA 211 is to strengthen your Spanish communication skills by (1) providing a place for regular guided oral practice of basic grammatical and conversational patterns and vocabulary through topics of current interest, (2) increasing your confidence to use Spanish inside and outside the classroom, especially with native speakers, (3) helping you add to your active vocabulary, reinforcing it with readings and selected written exercises, and (4) helping you improve listening comprehension (live speech, short videos, movie) and speaking ability (oral exams, pair/group work in class, native speaker conversation project). There is NO extra credit offered in this course so you need to focus on completing all assigned tasks well the first time! COMMUNICATIVE GOALS FOR STUDENTS IN SPANISH 211: After completing SPA 211 students should be able to: Participate actively in conversations in most informal and some formal settings on topics of personal and public interest Narrate and describe in major verb tenses with some control of aspect Assert opinions on topics of current relevance in modern society Deal effectively with unanticipated complications through a variety of communicative and coping devices Sustain communication by using, with suitable accuracy and confidence, connected discourse of paragraph length Demonstrate confidence in initiating and sustaining conversations in Spanish, regardless of the interlocutor's identity. COURSE METHOD: Class time is mainly for directed oral practice; students must prepare thoroughly outside class by reading assigned pages from the book, looking up unfamiliar words, marking passages that present difficulties (in order to ask the instructor for clarification), becoming familiar with the new vocabulary, and engaging classmates and others in conversations in Spanish outside of class. By doing this, students prepare themselves to use their new vocabulary appropriately during oral work in class. The instructor will assess preparation and participation with oral exams, quizzes, and written exercises. Classes will be conducted entirely in the target language, Spanish, and although sometimes it may be frustrating, the more you are exposed to the target language, the more you will understand it. Remember that it is assumed that you will not understand or be able to respond to everything that the instructor says. You must be patient with yourself and try to capture as much as possible and communicate as much as possible.
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