Introduction to basic structures of the Spanish language emphasizing speaking, writing, listening and reading. Oral communication emphasized to provide students with the right pronunciation vocabulary and the control of basic grammar. Introduction to Hispanic culture.
Student Learning Outcomes Are:
- Use appropriate pronunciation, structure and vocabulary to communicate orally with speakers of Spanish, answering questions or making simple descriptions.
- Read and understand authentic documents in Spanish for cultural information.
- Write simple texts (shopping lists, descriptions, postcards, forms) using knowledge of vocabulary, culture and basic grammatical structures.
- Analyze oral, written and visual sources (phone messages, menus, advertisements, cartoons) of information about Hispanic culture and compare and contrast with what the students know of their own culture.