2021-2022 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jun 25, 2022  
2021-2022 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

SPA 132 - Conversational Spanish II

Description: Development of speaking and listening skills in Spanish at the novice level. Culture of the Spanish-speaking world.

Prerequisites: SPA 101  or SPA 131 .

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Descriptions of objects, places, people, activities and states
  2. Narrations of daily routines
  3. Comparisons
  4. Techniques for avoiding unnatural repetitions
  5. Descriptions of knowledge
  6. Propositions
  7. Components of the Spanish-speaking culture

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Express lexical and grammatical structures important to specific high frequency face-to-face contexts, such as in restaurants and vacation situations, when communicating descriptions, narrations and comparisons. (1-3, 5)
  2. Use common expressions and learned vocabulary to describe objects, places, people, activities and states in specific high frequency contexts. (1)
  3. Use common expressions and learned vocabulary to describe completed activities in the preterite past. (1)
  4. Describe feelings, locations and states using copulas ser and estar. (1)
  5. Narrate daily activities and routines using reflexive verbs. (2)
  6. Compare objects, places, people, their qualities and their activities. (3)
  7. Use direct object pronouns to avoid unnatural and/or superfluous repetitions. (4)
  8. Describe one¿s own knowledge and that of others through two knowledge verbs, saber and conocer. (5)
  9. Extend and decline invitations with verbs that change stems. (6)
  10. Comprehend aurally content from learning outcomes 1-9 when expressed by classroom partners and native speakers who use somewhat slow and deliberate speech and careful articulation. (1-6)
  11. 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). (7)