Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Beginning Spanish Conversation I
Course: SPA115

First Term: 2007 Summer I
Lecture   3 Credit(s)   3 Period(s)   3 Load  
Course Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: Basic pronunciation, vocabulary, sentence structures, and cultural awareness, necessary to develop speaking and listening skills in Spanish

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Demonstrate comprehension of basic spoken Spanish. (I)
2. Demonstrate correct pronunciation and intonation of Spanish. (II)
3. Ask for and give basic information about various topics. (I, II)
4. Describe events that happen, are happening, and are going to happen. (III)
5. Describe self and others. (I, II)
6. Use basic expressions of courtesy. (I, II, III)
7. Identify geographical areas of the Hispanic world. (III)
8. Identify customs commonly found in the Hispanic world. (III)
9. Describe experiences with Hispanic culture in student`s community. (III)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Listening Skills
   A. Narratives
   B. Dialogues
   C. Songs
II. Speaking Skills
   A. Spanish pronunciation and intonation
   B. Vocabulary and sentence structures
      1. Verbs
         a. Present tense
         b. Near future (ir a + infinitive)
         c. Other verb forms as deemed necessary
         d. Ser vs. estar
      2. Nouns: gender and number
      3. Adjectives and articles
      4. Pronouns
      5. Numerals
      6. Telling time
      7. Days of the week and monthly
      8. Negation
   C. Oral communication and various topics
      1. Self
      2. Others
      3. College
      4. Family
      5. Career
      6. Travel
      7. Work
      8. Shopping
      9. Restaurant
   D. Oral presentations
III. Culture
   A. Geography
   B. Customs
   C. Community
   D. Nonverbal communication
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  3/27/2007

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