Course Number and Title: SPA 133 Using Beginning Spanish
This course focuses on the fundamentals of sounds, basic greetings, and simple grammatical structures in speaking the Spanish language. Students use Spanish for basic daily interactions. This course is recommended for those who have not had prior study of Spanish or who need a basic working knowledge of the language.
- Recognize and produce the basic sounds and language patterns of the Spanish language. (CCC 1, 3)
- Apply basic structural rules of Spanish in written and spoken communication. (CCC 1, 2, 3)
- Engage in basic exchanges of information in Spanish. (CCC 1, 2, 3)
- Present information, concepts, or ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on familiar topics. (CCC 1, 5)
- Demonstrate an awareness of some practices and perspectives of Hispanic cultures. (CCC 2, 3, 4)
See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
- Recognize and produce the basic sounds and language patterns of the Spanish language.
- Identify and reproduce the Spanish vowel sounds: a, e, i, o, u, (y).
- Identify and reproduce Spanish consonant sounds: b, c, ch, d, f, g, h, j, k, l, ll, m, n, ñ, p, q, r, s, t, v, w, x, z.
- Use basic parts of speech such as nouns, pronouns, articles, adjectives, and adverbs with correct agreement and word order.
- Apply basic structural rules of Spanish in written and spoken communication.
- Use subject pronouns and indirect object pronouns.
- Express possession/ownership using adjectives or prepositional phrases.
- Formulate affirmative and negative statements in the present tense of regular verbs and select irregular verbs.
- Formulate present tense questions.
- Differentiate basic uses of the verbs ser and estar.
- Use gustar to express likes and dislikes.
- Engage in basic exchanges of information in Spanish.
- Express greetings, farewells, and daily formulaic expression.
- Describe daily routine.
- List family relationships.
- Express simple physical and character descriptions of people.
- Communicate basic information in the areas of work, school, and shopping.
- Describe basic physical conditions and states.
- Present information, concepts, or ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on familiar topics.
- Greet and say good-bye to others.
- Pronounce words producing correct vowel and consonant sounds and stressing correct syllables.
- Use nouns in singular or plural forms.
- Use nouns in the masculine or feminine and singular or plural forms.
- Count and use numbers through 100.
- Use definite and indefinite articles.
- Use the verb hay to express there is and there are.
- Describe people, places, and things with descriptive adjectives.
- Use formal and informal forms of address appropriately.
- Identify self and others according to nationality, profession, and physical description.
- Name college courses and school subjects.
- State items people have in their possession.
- Express family relationships, and describe family members.
- Use regular and irregular present tense verbs to express daily routines and activities.
- Express possession.
- Name seasons, months, and days of the week.
- Express likes and dislikes using the verb gustar and indirect object pronouns.
- Formulate yes/no and information questions and answers.
- Express destination and location using places of interest in the city.
- Express conditions and characteristics using the verbs estar and ser.
- Demonstrate an awareness of some practices and perspectives of Hispanic cultures.
- Label countries and capitals of Spanish-speaking countries.
- Differentiate between Hispanic and Latino regions of the world.
- Identify diverse aspects of the Hispanic world.
- Compare Hispanic holiday traditions to North American holiday traditions.
- Form last names according to the pattern used in Spain and Latin America.
- Explain the Hispanic concept of family, and list family members.
- Distinguish between formal and informal address in various types of Spanish language exchanges.
Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:
Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.
- Apply clear and effective communication skills.
- Use critical thinking to solve problems.
- Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
- Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
- Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.