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2021-2022 College Catalog 
2021-2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SPA 203 - Writing & Oral Skills for Heritage & Bilingual Learners

4 Credits, 4 Contact Hours
4 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Continuation of SPA 103 . Includes further development of oral and written forms for heritage and bilingual learners, additional grammatical structures, cultural and stylistic elements, interpersonal transactions, and geographical and cultural differences. Also includes a continued awareness of the diversity of Spanish.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 103  or required score on Spanish assessment test.
Information: Ability to speak Spanish is required. Students may only earn credit for SPA 202 or 203.
Gen-Ed: Meets AGEC - OTHER and G; Meets CTE A&H and G.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate Spanish speaking skills by using comprehensible advanced level structures, vocabulary and pronunciation
  2. Identify the main idea and details when listening to familiar material or authentic speech and/or answer questions and/or follow instructions in Spanish
  3. Recognize main ideas and identify facts of an intermediate-level written text in Spanish based on familiar or authentic material
  4. Write and/or respond in writing to questions on familiar topics to express recommendations, wishes, commands, doubt, emotions and/or possibility  
  5. Demonstrate cultural awareness through speaking and/or writing regarding current events and/or salient traditions in Spanish speaking regions

  1. Speaking
    1. Ask and answer questions using the subjunctive mood in the present and past tenses
    2. Engage in conversations in a variety of topics
    3. Produce intelligible pronunciation of Spanish words
    4. Produce appropriate Alphabet and phoneme sounds
  2. Listening
    1. Identify the main idea and specific details in oral speech and authentic selections (such as: interviews, video-clips and songs)
    2. Anticipate and predict information when listening to oral speech
    3. Demonstrate comprehension of questions based on known or unknown topics
  3. Reading
    1. Apply reading strategies to identify the main idea, recognize cognates and false cognates, and previous knowledge to make intelligent guesses
    2. Indicate both the main idea and specific details when reading a text based largely on familiar, unfamiliar and/or authentic material
  4. Writing Skills
    1. Apply reasonably accurate spelling including homonyms and homophones, and understanding of common spelling mistakes (ex. Spelling with the letters “s” vs. “z”, “ll” vs. “y”, etc.), and application of written accent marks
    2. Apply reasonably accurate grammar and punctuation (including perfect tenses, present and past subjunctive tenses, formal and informal commands, indicative and subjunctive moods contrast)
    3. Understand common word-choice mistakes (calques, loan words and false cognates)
    4. Formulate and/or answer questions based on known or unknown topics
    5. Write organized short compositions on a variety of topics to express conjecture, probability, future plans and activities
  5. Cultural Awareness
    1. Identify Spanish speaking regions throughout the world
    2. Recognize specific cultural practices
    3. Compare and contrast geographical, historical, and cultural knowledge about the Spanish speaking world
    4. Discuss current events in Spanish speaking regions
    5. Awareness and knowledge of diversity with Hispanic community
    6. Historical process by which Hispanic immigration and presence has evolved in the United States
    7. Current cultural issues in the Hispanic and U.S. Latino communities

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2020/2021