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SPA 102 Elementary Spanish II
Credit Hours:  4
Effective Term: Fall 2011
SUN#: SPA 1102
AGEC: (None)  
Credit Breakdown: 4 Lectures, 1 Lab
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F
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Description: Refinement of basic communication skills in Spanish, emphasizing reading, writing, speaking and listening exercises. Survey of cultural norms, beliefs and traditions from areas where Spanish is spoken.

Prerequisites: SPA101, or 1 full year of HS Spanish completed with grade of "B" or better, or Instructor consent.

Corequisites: None

Recommendations:

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
Please note that the exact verbiage of these revised (LATF approved, Feb. 2007) standards is mandated by the LATF and is used across the state to ensure articulation. Please go to:
www.aztransfer.com/resources/LangATF/AZLATFOutcomesAssessments.pdf.

In reading Spanish:
Demonstrate comprehension of the gist and some details of written...
1. descriptions containing factual information.
2. information expressing feelings, opinions, likes, and dislikes of objects, places, people and events.
3. narration of a series of events using the past, present or near future time frames.
4. authentic passages that are highly contextualized and that relate to topics containing factual information and/or current events.

In writing Spanish, using an appropriate amount of creativity, improvisation, and elaboration to...
1. describe objects, places, people, and events.
2. express feelings, opinions, likes, and dislikes.
3. narrate a series of events using the past, present or near future time frames.
4. combine ideas into strings of sentences in present tense.
5. give instructions.

In speaking Spanish, using limited creativity, improvisation, and elaboration...
1. describe objects, places, people, and events.
2. express feelings, opinions, likes and dislikes.
3. narrate a series of events using the past, present or near future time frames.
4. initiate, respond, and contribute to simple face-to-face conversations.
5. give instructions.

In listening to Spanish from a speaker who uses moderately measured and deliberate speech and somewhat careful articulation, aurally comprehend the gist and a few details of...
1. descriptions of objects, places, people, and events on topics containing factual information.
2. information expressing feelings, opinions, likes and dislikes.
3. narrations of a series of events using the past tenses.
4. follow instructions or commands.

Regarding cultures...
1. Recognize and describe simple cultural norms, beliefs and regional variations within areas where Spanish is spoken/used.
2. Recognize and describe key social and cultural traditions.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
PLEASE NOTE: LATF uses the term "GOALS" instead of "STANDARDS." For the course to transfer, goals must be articulated as mandated and agreed upon by the LATF. (SEE "aztransfer" etc. in outcomes section)
Reading: derive meaning from the written Spanish language from texts that are structurally simple.

Writing: Recombine learned vocabulary into structurally simple written statements and questions.

Speaking:
Recombine learned vocabulary and commonly used expressions into meaningful statements with evidence of creativity and/or improvisation.

Express basic needs and use basic courtesy expressions.

Listening:
Demonstrate comprehension of high frequency and some limited terms of low frequency of learned vocabulary in structurally simple sentences and questions in a limited number of content areas.

Culture:
Recognize simple cultural norms, beliefs, and regional variations of areas where Spanish is used.

Recognize key social and cultural traditions.