FOL2331 - SPANISH 2
5 Credit Hours
Freshmen, sophomores, or anyone interested in the language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world.
FOL 2331 - Spanish 2 (5 hrs.)
This course is designed to help the student increase his or her ability to use every day Spanish phrases. Additional vocabulary, grammatical elements, syntax, and composition skills will be addressed. Special emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures. Prerequisite: FOL2330 Spanish I, one year high school Spanish, or instructor approval.
FOL2330 Spanish I or two years of high school Spanish or permission of the instructor.
Spanish is one of the official languages of the United Nations. It is the first language of an estimated 296 million people. It is spoken in Spain, Mexico, six Central American countries, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and nine South American countries. It is also spoken as a first or second language by an estimated 20 million people in the United States. Spanish ranks fourth among the world languages.
Because of economic, commercial, cultural, and political ties between the United States and its Hispanic neighbors to the south, knowledge of Spanish is of great importance to United States citizens. English speakers who are proficient in Spanish gain great personal satisfaction in learning about the culture of Hispanic countries and in being able to speak to and understand the people from those societies, as well as those Hispanics living in numerous communities within the United States. Furthermore, knowledge of Spanish opens job opportunities available to an individual, especially in the fields of business, education, merchandising, medicine, law, government, and diplomacy. Students interested in living abroad find that the knowledge of a foreign language is essential. With a mastery of Spanish, numerous possibilities for study within various academic disciplines present themselves, both in Hispanic America and Spain. As advances in world communications bring us in closer contact with other countries, Spanish is destined to assume a major role.
Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:
The following defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other content as time allows.
Unit 1: Affective Skills
Outcomes: Students will develop an understanding of the affective domain.
- The student will have an awareness of the cultural aspects of Spanish- speaking countries.
- The student will acquire a general knowledge of the geography of Spain and Latin America.
- The student will be aware of the main historical figures and events of some Spanish-speaking countries.
- The student will be aware of gestures and other non-verbal communications used by Spanish and Latin American people.
- The student will develop an appreciation for the music and art of the Spanish-speaking countries.
Unit 2: Verbs
Outcomes: Students will increase their knowledge of verb usage.
- Given ten sentences to work with, the student will be able to provide the correct conjugation needed when given the infinitive.
- Given a list of any ten irregular verbs studied during the year, the student will be able to conjugate each of the verbs.
- Given a list of any ten stem-changing verbs studied during the year, the student will be able to conjugate each of them.
- Given ten sentences in English which require the use of ir + a + infinitive in Spanish, the student will be able to translate them.
- Given ten regular and/or irregular verbs, the student will give the singular/plural, affirmative/negative and formal/informal imperative forms of each verb.
- Given ten sentences, the student will be able to fill in the blanks with the progressive form of the verb (given in the infinitive).
- Given ten sentences with infinitives, the student will be able to change the infinitive to the preterit tense needed for the sentences to be correct.
- Given a list with five regular and/or irregular infinitives, the student will be able to change the infinitive to the correct form of the imperfect tense.
- Given five sentences with a blank to fill in, the student will insert the correct imperfect form of the regular or irregular verb.
- In a list of five sentences with a blank to fill in, the student will insert the correct future tense of the verb when given a choice of four different tenses of the same verb.
- Given five sentences with the infinitive form of regular or irregular verbs, the student will change the infinitive to the correct form of the future tense.
- Given five sentences written in the future tense, the student will change the verb to the conditional tense.
- Given a list of five verbs, the student will write the past participle of each verb.
- Given five sentences written in the present tense, the student will change the verb to any of the perfect tenses indicated.
- Given five sentences with a choice of three verb forms, the student will be able to identify the correct form of the present subjunctive.
- Given ten sentences with blanks in the subjective position, the student will select from three choices given, the correct form of the imperfect subjunctive.
- Given five sentences with the present progressive tense, the student will change the verb to the progressive tense indicated.
- Given five active sentences, the student will rewrite each in the passive voice.
Unit 3: Pronouns
Outcomes: Students will increase their knowledge of pronoun usage.
- Given ten simple sentences, the student will be able to rewrite them, substituting the direct object pronoun for the direct object noun.
- Given ten Spanish sentences with blanks to be filled in with the in direct object pronoun (provided in English in parenthesis), the student will be able to fill in the blanks.
- Given ten Spanish sentences in which the possessive pronouns are given in English, the student will be able to fill in the blanks with the appropriate one in Spanish.
- Given ten Spanish sentences in which the reflexive pronouns are missing, the student will be able to fill in the blanks with the appropriate one.
- Given two list of demonstrative pronouns, one in English and one in Spanish, the student will match the demonstrative pronouns.
- Given ten answers, the student will write the appropriate question using the correct interrogative pronoun.
Unit 4: Adjectives
Outcomes: Students will increase their knowledge of adjectives.
- Given five sentences with blanks for definite or indefinite articles, the student will either leave the space vacant or add the correct definite or indefinite article, if required.
- Given a list of ten singular masculine adjectives in Spanish, the student will rewrite them in the singular feminine, plural masculine, and plural feminine forms.
- Given ten sentences in English, the student will be able to translate them placing the adjectives in their proper places in the sentence in Spanish.
- Given three Spanish adjectives, the student will be able to use each in a comparative sentence and a superlative sentence.
- Given five sentences with a noun and descriptive adjective, the student will rewrite the sentence without the noun, but with the correct definite or indefinite article and adjective.
Unit 5: Adverbs
Outcomes: Students will increase their knowledge of adverbs.
- Given ten sentences in English, the student will be able to translate them in Spanish placing the adverb in the correct place.
Unit 6: Prepositions
Outcomes: The student will increase his knowledge of prepositions.
- Given a paragraph in Spanish with the prepositions missing, the student will be able to write the appropriate preposition chosen from a separate list.
- When given a list of ten Spanish sentences using verbs with implied prepositions, the student will translate the sentences to English.
- Given ten sentences with a space for the answer, the student will write in the correct choice of por or para.
Unit 7: Listening and Speaking Skills
Outcomes: Students will increase their speaking/listening skills.
- The student will be able to correctly pronounce a list of ten words varying in sound, length, and meaning.
- Given ten sentences with a variety of information patterns, such as questions, command, statements, greetings, etc., the student will be able to say them using the correct intonation.
- After listening to a two-minute tape or a live presentation in Spanish, the student will be able to answer questions on its meaning.
- In a simulated scene of an American in a Spanish-speaking country, the student will be able to ask directions, order at a restaurant and buy a given product.
- When given a simple topic, the student will be able to converse with the teacher, the examiner or a Spanish-speaking person for five minutes.
Unit 8: Reading and Writing Skills
Outcomes: Students will increase their reading and writing proficiency.
- Given a paragraph or a number of paragraphs written at the second year level, the student will read it and answer questions about it in Spanish.
- Given five declarative sentences, the student will rewrite each into the interrogative then into the negative.
- Given a paragraph with the instructions to fill in the spaces with words that mean “to the,” “of the,” or “from the,” the student will insert either the contractions “al” or “del” or the words “a la” or “de la” where it is appropriate.
- Given a vocabulary list included in each lesson or unit of study, the student will be able to spell accurately the words studied.
Unit 9: Vocabulary Skills
Outcomes: Students will increase their vocabulary skills.
- Given a list of vocabulary words included in a unit of study, the student will, at the end of the unit, state their meanings.
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