SPA 136 Spanish Communication I


Campus Location:
Georgetown, Dover, Stanton, Wilmington
Effective Date:
2020-51
Prerequisite:
SSC 100 or concurrent
Co-Requisites:

none

Course Credits and Hours:
4.00 credits
4.00 lecture hours/week
1.00 lab hours/week
Course Description:

This course introduces the Spanish language through communicative interaction by developing listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills. Emphasis is placed on basic Spanish grammar and vocabulary necessary for daily communication and an appreciation and awareness of Hispanic/Latino cultures.

Required Text(s):

Obtain current textbook information by viewing the campus bookstore online or visit a campus bookstore. Check your course schedule for the course number and section.

Additional Materials:

None

Schedule Type:
Classroom Course
Online Course
Disclaimer:

Buying a used book without a valid online access code is not recommended and may require additional purchase of the code.

Core Course Performance Objectives (CCPOs):
  1. Engage in simple conversations in Spanish, asking and answering questions on familiar topics such as family, school, and daily routines. (CCC 1, 3)
  2. Interpret spoken and written Spanish on topics appropriate to beginning level learners. (CCC 1, 2, 3)
  3. Present information, concepts, or ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on familiar topics. (CCC 1, 5)
  4. Demonstrate an awareness of the practices and perspectives of Hispanic/Latino cultures. CCC 2, 3)

See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.

Measurable Performance Objectives (MPOs):

Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  1. Engage in simple conversations in Spanish, asking and answering questions on familiar topics such as family, school, and daily routines.
    1. Greet and say good-bye to others.
    2. Pronounce the sounds of the Spanish alphabet and spell words in Spanish.
    3. Use nouns in singular or plural forms.
    4. Use nouns in masculine or feminine and singular or plural forms.
    5. Count and use numbers up to 100.
    6. Use definite articles and indefinite articles.
    7. Use the verb hay to express there is and there are.
    8. Describe people, places, and things with descriptive and quantifying adjectives.
    9. Use formal and informal forms of address appropriately.
    10. Identify self and others according to nationality, profession, and physical description.
    11. Name college courses/school subjects.
    12. State items people have in their possession.
    13. Describe people using idiomatic expressions.
    14. Express family relationships, and describe family members.
    15. Use regular, irregular, and stem-changing present tense verbs to express daily routines and activities.
    16. Express possession.
    17. Name seasons, months, and days of the week.
    18. State the time and at what time things are done.
    19. Express likes and dislikes using the verb gustar and indirect object pronouns.
    20. Tell what self and others wear and are wearing using descriptive and quantifying adjectives.
    21. Describe the weather.
    22. Formulate and respond appropriately to yes, no, and information questions.
    23. Express destination and location using places of interest in the city.
    24. Express events in future time frames using present tense constructions (ir + a + infinitive).
    25. Describe house and location of house furnishings.
    26. List people and things using ordinal numbers.
    27. Formulate present progressive tense verbs to express daily routines and activities.
    28. Express temporary and permanent characteristics using the verbs ser and estar.
    29. Express knowledge using the verbs saber and conocer.
  2. Interpret spoken and written Spanish on topics appropriate to beginning level learners.
    1. Identify greetings and farewells.
    2. Recognize the sounds of the Spanish alphabet.
    3. Recognize the plural forms of nouns, roots of words, and words derived from nouns or verbs.
    4. Recognize and label nouns as masculine or feminine according to their endings and definite or indefinite articles.
    5. Identify numbers up to 100.
    6. Identify the verb hay as meaning there is or there are.
    7. Identify people, places, and things described with adjectives.
    8. Differentiate between formal and informal forms of address.
    9. Identify self and others according to nationality, profession, and physical description.
    10. Differentiate among different ways to describe people.
    11. Distinguish between descriptive and quantifying adjectives.
    12. Describe people, places, and things with descriptive and quantifying adjectives.
    13. Identify family relationships and family members according to descriptions.
    14. Recognize questions and statements using regular, irregular, and stem–changing present tense verbs.
    15. Identify the owner or possessor of objects.
    16. Distinguish between the time and at what time things are done.
    17. Distinguish likes and dislikes using the verb gustar and indirect object pronouns.
    18. Identify others according to descriptions of clothing.
    19. Distinguish between yes/no and information questions and the appropriate responses to them.
    20. Identify places of interest and locate destinations in the city.
    21. Recognize events in future time frames using present tense constructions (ir + a + infinitive).
    22. Identify rooms in a house and location of house furnishings.
    23. Recognize people and things described with ordinal numbers.
    24. Recognize questions and statements in the present progressive tense.
    25. Distinguish between temporary and permanent characteristics using the verbs ser and estar.
    26. Distinguish between different ways of expressing knowledge using the verbs saber and conocer.
  3. Present information, concepts, or ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on familiar topics.
    1. Greet and say good-bye to others.
    2. Use nouns in singular or plural forms.
    3. Use nouns in the masculine or feminine and singular or plural forms.
    4. Count and use numbers up to 100.
    5. Use definite articles and indefinite articles.
    6. Use the verb hay to express there is and there are.
    7. Describe people, places, and things with descriptive and quantifying adjectives.
    8. Use formal and informal forms of address appropriately.
    9. Identify self and others according to nationality, profession, and physical description.
    10. Name College courses/school subjects.
    11. State what people have.
    12. Describe people using idiomatic expressions.
    13. Express family relationships and describe family members.
    14. Use regular, irregular, and stem–changing present tense verbs to express daily routines and activities.
    15. Express possession.
    16. Name seasons, months, and days of the week.
    17. Tell the time and at what time things are done.
    18. Express likes and dislikes using the verb gustar and indirect object pronouns.
    19. Tell what self and others wear and are wearing using descriptive and quantifying adjectives.
    20. Describe the weather.
    21. Formulate yes, no, and information questions and answers.
    22. Express destination and location using places of interest in the city.
    23. Express events in future time frames using present tense constructions (ir + a + infinitive).
    24. Describe house and location of house furnishings.
    25. List people and things with ordinal numbers.
    26. Formulate present progressive tense verbs to express daily routines and activities.
    27. Express temporary and permanent characteristics using the verbs ser and estar.
    28. Express knowledge using the verbs saber and conocer.
  4. Demonstrate an awareness of the practices and perspectives of Hispanic/Latino cultures.
    1. Label countries and capitals of Spanish–speaking countries.
    2. Differentiate between the different Spanish–speaking regions of the world.
    3. Identify diverse aspects of the Spanish–speaking world.
    4. Compare Hispanic/Latino holiday traditions to North American holiday traditions.
    5. Form last names according to the pattern used in Spain and Latin America.
    6. List reasons why clothing and styles of dress vary around the Spanish–speaking world.
    7. List reasons why and how housing varies around the Spanish–speaking world.
    8. Greet people and say farewell appropriate as to when and how in Hispanic/Latino cultures.
    9. Compare greeting and farewell gestures in the United States of America (USA) and Hispanic/Latino cultures.
Evaluation Criteria/Policies:

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:

92 100 = A
83 91 = B
75 82 = C
0 74 = F

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.

Final Course Grade:

Calculated using the following weighted average

Evaluation Measure

Percentage of final grade

Formative:  Homework Assignments

20%

Formative:  Writing Assignments

10%

Summative:  Oral Assessments (presentation & interview)(2)(equally weighted)

20%

Formative:  Quizzes

10%

Summative:  Unit Assessments (3-5)(equally weighted)

40%

TOTAL

100%

Core Curriculum Competencies (CCCs are the competencies every graduate will develop):
  1. Apply clear and effective communication skills.
  2. Use critical thinking to solve problems.
  3. Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
  4. Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
  5. Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
  6. Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
Program Graduate Competencies (PGCs are the competencies every graduate will develop specific to his or her major):

None

Disabilities Support Statement:

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.

Minimum Technology Requirements:
Minimum technology requirements for online, hybrid, video conferencing and web conferencing courses.