Spanish II

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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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Spanish II   +$249.00
Tutoring (included)
Proctoring   +$0.00
SPAN eTextbook (a $108.36 value)   +$0.00
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10/23/14 by maryahrebecca

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10/23/14 by maryahrebecca

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7/4/14 by Jonnykingdomhearts

Very good, the Rosetta Stone program works incredibly well; the book is a bit unnecessary, but helpful, overall.

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4/7/14 by Jonnykingdomhearts

Very good, the Rosetta Stone program works incredibly well; the book is a bit unnecessary, but helpful, overall.

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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.

Topic Topic Title 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 wellbeing
  • 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 for each other.
  • To learn about a South American country that was home to Simó Bolívar, the George Washington of that continent.
3 ¡[email protected]!
  • Housing and neighborhoods
  • Technology
  • Informal commands
  • The subjective
  • 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 epxressions 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 you have hahve done.
  • 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 or contingency and purpose
  • El Paraguay
  • To talk about one’s life.
  • To describe people, places, and things.
  • To express actions that depend on each other.
  • To learn about a South American country that is largely mestizo and 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.< li>
  • To learn about a modern South American country with one of the continent’s strongest economies.
9 La actualidad
  • The news
  • Government
  • The past subjunctive
  • The conditional
  • España
  • 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.

The required eTextbook for this course is included with your course purchase at no additional cost. More information on StraighterLine eTextbooks

Prefer the hard copy? Simply purchase from your favorite textbook retailer; you will still get the eTextbook for free.

This course does not require a text.

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:

TopicAssessmentPoints Available
A-1Plagiarism/Google Translate Quiz10
2Graded Exam #160
4Graded Exam #250
4Oral Assignment I100
6Graded Exam #3100
7Graded Exam #460
7Written Assignment I: Columna de consejos sentimentales60
9Oral Assignment II50
9Written Assignment II: Mi futuro50
10Final Written50
10Final Oral100
10Final Exam300
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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