Spanish II

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Course Number: SPAN102
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Introduction to the Spanish language Part II. Emphasis is placed on auditory comprehension, basic speech production, reading comprehension, and composition. Grammar and vocabulary are taught through dynamic immersion and textbook reading and assignments, the focus is on using Spanish as a means of communication. Imperfect and perfect tenses and the subjunctive mood will be introduced.

Rosetta Stone software will be used to enhance students' oral and written understanding of the language (integrated into course interface).

This course utilizes McGraw Hill's textbook offerings and Rosetta Stone's award winning language learning software.  The web-based materials from Rosetta Stone are best accessed with a headset (headphones and mic). You may purchase any compatible device, Rosetta Stone also has one available for purchase, please click this link for their option.


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Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Talk about descriptions and habitual actions in the past
  • Talk about health and pastimes
  • Talk about art and culture
  • Use formal and informal commands
  • Express requests and desires
  • Talk about where you live
  • Talk about the pressures of modern life
  • Talk about unplanned or unexpected events
  • Talk about how long ago something happened
  • Talk about nature and the environment
  • Describe social and affective relations
  • Express probability and future or pending actions
  • Talk about professions
  • Talk about the news and current events
  • Express what you would do
  • Express impossible desires
  • Identify some characteristics of Hispanic countries (history, food, geography, etc.)
  • Describe some Hispanic customs and traditions and compare them to those of the United States

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Topic

Subtopics

Objectives

1

El tiempo libre

  • Pastimes
  • Domestic chores
  • The imperfect
  • Summary of interrogative words
  • Superlatives
  • Puerto Rico
  • To talk about what we do when we are not studying or working
  • To talk about the past
  • To learn more about asking questions
  • To express the best or worst of a group
  • To learn about a Caribbean island nation that has a close relationship with the United States

2

La salud

  • Health and well-being
  • Illnesses and going to the doctor
  • The preterite and the imperfect
  • Relative pronouns
  • Reciprocal actions
  • Venezuela
  • To talk about health and health-related topics
  • How to use both of these tenses to talk about the past
  • To connect ideas within a sentence
  • To express actions done to or foreach other
  • To learn about a South American country that was home to Simn Bolvar, the George Washington of that continent

3

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  • Housing and neighborhoods
  • Technology
  • Informal commands
  • The subjunctive
  • Influence
  • Colombia
  • To talk about where we live
  • To talk about how we connect to the outside world
  • To give directions and orders
  • To express subjective actions and states and to express influence in complex sentences
  • To learn about the only South American country that has coasts on both the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean

4

El arte y la cultura

  • The Arts
  • Ordinals
  • The subjunctive: Emotion
  • The subjunctive: Doubt and denial
  • The subjunctive: a summary
  • To talk about artistic preferences and talents
  • To express numerical order
  • To express emotional reactions in complex sentences
  • To express uncertainty in complex sentences
  • To review all of the uses of the subjunctive
  • To learn about two Andean countries where the influence of indigenous people is notable

5

Las presiones de la vida moderna

  • Pressures of student life
  • Accidents
  • Using expressions with hace
  • Accidental se: Another use of se
  • Por or para?
  • To talk about things that cause stress, including accidents
  • To express how long something has been happening and how long ago something happened
  • To express unplanned or unexpected events
  • To learn about the contexts in which these prepositions are used
  • To learn about the South American country that was home to the vast Inca Empire

6

La naturaleza y el medio ambiente

  • Nature versus the City
  • Cars and driving
  • The past participle
  • The present perfect
  • La Argentina
  • El Uruguay
  • To talk about nature and the environment
  • To talk about things related to the automobile
  • To learn more descriptive words
  • To express what youhavedone
  • To learn about two South American countries with impressive natural beauty and many natural resources

7

La vida social y afectiva

  • Relationships
  • The stages of life
  • Subjunctive after nonexistent and indefinite antecedents
  • Subjunctive after conjunctions of contingency and purpose
  • El Paraguay
  • To talk about ones life
  • To describe people, places, and things
  • To express actions that depend on each other
  • To learn about a South American country that is largelymestizoand bilingual

8

¿Trabajar para vivir o vivir para trabajar?

  • Professions
  • The working world
  • Money matters
  • The future
  • The subjunctive in time clauses
  • Chile
  • To talk about all aspects of work
  • To talk about aspects of money management
  • To express future plans in a new way
  • To express pending actions
  • To learn about a modern South American country with one of the continents strongest economies

9

La actualidad

  • The news
  • Government
  • The past subjunctive
  • The conditional
  • Espaa
  • To talk about current events in the country and the world
  • To express past actions and conditions that require the subjunctive
  • To express what you would do
  • To learn about a European country in the Iberian Peninsula that has been a crossroad of civilizations for centuries

10

Review Topic

  • Review
  • Review

There are no prerequisites for this course. StraighterLine does suggest that students complete Spanish I (SPAN101) prior to enrolling in this course.

Required Textbook: This course has assigned reading.

Title: Puntos de partida: An Invitation to Spanish eTextbook

ISBN: 9781259244940

Our Price: $108.36

Assigned reading material as part of taking this online course.
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Take a fresh look at Puntos it's everything you wanted and more than you hoped for. Puntos has offered more than a million students a solid foundation to their language studies. The new edition of Puntos maintains its pioneer approach of the development of all four skills with a strong grammar and vocabulary foundation, as well as the teacher tested activities. The new design of Puntos brings to this program the best tradition of excellence and outstanding instructor support adaptable to different teaching and learning styles.

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This new edition of Puntos provides students with all of the necessary tools to take their second language acquisition from the classroom into their daily lives in an efficient and personalized way. With Connect Spanish, the exclusive digital learning platform from McGraw-Hill, students have access to Mundo interactivo, an immersive, story-based world where they experience the thrill of mastering relevant, task-based communication scenarios in real-world contexts. Also, with synchronous and asynchronous video chat functionality, students can easily engage in communication practice online.

Puntos - it WILL take you there!

Dorwick, Thalia, Ana Maria Perez Girones, Anne Becher, and Casilde Isabelli. Puntos De Partida, 9th Edition. McGraw-Hill Publishing, 2011. ISBN 9780073385419

Students may wish to purchase a English/Spanish dictionary to help with their studying.

Also, Rosetta Stone software will be used to enhance students oral and written understanding of the language (integrated into course interface).

StraighterLine provides a percentage score and letter grade for each course. A passing percentage is 70% or higher.

If you have chosen a Partner College to award credit for this course, your final grade will be based upon that college's grading scale. Only passing scores will be considered by Partner Colleges for an award of credit.

There are a total of 1000 points in the course:

Topic

Assessment

Points Available

2

Graded Exam #1

75

4

Graded Exam #2

75

Oral Assignment I

75

4

Graded Midterm Exam

150

6

Graded Exam #3

75

7

Graded Exam #4

75

Written Assignment I: Columna de consejos sentimentales

75

Oral Assignment II

75

Written Assignment II: Mi futuro

75

9

3 Part Graded Final Exam: Written, Oral, Multiple Choice

250

Total

1000


Final Proctored Exam

The final exam is developed to assess the knowledge you learned taking this course. All students are required to take an online proctored final exam in order complete the course and be eligible for transfer credit.

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Introduction to the Spanish language Part II. Emphasis is placed on auditory comprehension, basic speech production, reading comprehension, and composition. Grammar and vocabulary are taught through dynamic immersion and textbook reading and assignments, the focus is on using Spanish as a means of communication. Imperfect and perfect tenses and the subjunctive mood will be introduced.

Rosetta Stone software will be used to enhance students' oral and written understanding of the language (integrated into course interface).

This course utilizes McGraw Hill's textbook offerings and Rosetta Stone's award winning language learning software.  The web-based materials from Rosetta Stone are best accessed with a headset (headphones and mic). You may purchase any compatible device, Rosetta Stone also has one available for purchase, please click this link for their option.


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