2021-2022 Preliminary Yavapai College Catalog 
    
    Apr 16, 2021  
2021-2022 Preliminary Yavapai College Catalog

SPA 101 - Beginning Spanish I

SPA 1101
Description: Fundamentals of speaking, writing, listening, and reading of Spanish. Introduction to the culture of the Spanish-speaking world.

Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency

Credits: 4
Lecture: 4
Lab: 0

Course Content:
 

  1. Formulaic expressions (e.g., Of course!)
  2. Courtesy expressions (e.g., Thank you, good evening)
  3. Basic needs
  4. Question formation and interrogative words
  5. Basic biographical information (e.g., name, age, origin, profession, phone number, address)
  6. Telling time
  7. Comparisons
  8. Descriptions of activities
  9. Narrations of daily routines
  10. Descriptions of objects, places, and people
  11. Spanish phonetic and stress systems
  12. Spanish spelling system
  13. Accent marks in Spanish
  14. Reading authentic Spanish passages that relate to basic survival vocabulary and/or current events
  15. Components of the Spanish-speaking culture: physical (e.g., personal space, customs), non-verbal (e.g., gestures), geographical (e.g., maps), and the arts (e.g., music, arts)

Learning Outcomes:
 

  1. Use and respond to formulaic expressions and courtesy expressions (e.g., Of course!, Thank you), formulate questions to satisfy basic needs (e.g., What time is it?) and express basic needs (e.g., I'm looking for the bus to Guadalajara). (1-4)
  2. Describe objects, places, and people. (10)
  3. Express basic biographical information on oneself and others (e.g., name, age, origin, profession, phone number, address). (5)
  4. Narrate daily activities and routines of oneself and others (e.g., At seven, I wake up, shower, and shave. After I get dressed and eat breakfast, I go to the university). (6-10)
  5. Respond and contribute to very simple face-to-face conversations with limited spontaneity using frequently used expressions and learned vocabulary. (1-10)
  6. Apply the Spanish alphabet and phonetic system, the rules of stress, and the rules of accent marks. (11-13)
  7. Identify components of the Spanish-speaking culture: physical (e.g., personal space, customs), non-verbal (e.g. gestures), geographical (e.g., maps), and the arts (e.g., music, arts). (14-15)

Required Assessment:
  1. An impromptu oral (i.e., speaking) exam, interview, or presentation
  2. An aural (i.e., listening) exam or demonstration