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SPA 210 - Spanish Conversation

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: Completion of SPA 201  with a grade of C or better

This course enhances conversational abilities and the development of oral proficiency in Spanish. Although the emphasis is on speaking and listening skills, reading and writing assignments are also an important part of the course. Certain grammar points are reviewed, but communicative competence is not assessed solely by grammatical competence. This course helps students to improve their conversational abilities, pronunciation and increases their vocabulary through readings, films and other authentic materials.

Learning Outcomes
Utilize colloquial and dialectal variations of Spanish vocabulary that is more functional to everyday situations and conversations. Refine grammar usage, grammar concepts and proper pronunciation acquired in previous courses. Apply new vocabulary and advanced grammar concepts (ser/estar, preterite/imperfrect, por/para, etc.) to speaking abilities. Increase the rate of speed of responses in certain informal situations. Establish an intermediate to advanced way of conversing in Spanish, which demonstrates the ability to converse in a more fluid manner. Formulate grammatically correct responses to given questions. Use cultural information learned in this and previous classes to yield a more authentic style of speech. Incorporate both language and culture into everyday speech acts. Devise ways of speaking that are culturally sensitive in given situations.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 05/19/2010

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