Approved by Faculty Senate

UNIVERSITY STUDIES COURSE APPROVAL

 

Department or Program: Foreign Languages

Course Number: 101 Number of Credits: 04

Course Title: Elementary Spanish I

Catalog Description: Introductory Spanish for students with little or no prior training in Spanish. Instruction in speaking, listening, reading and writing through classroom drill and language lab work. Prerequisite: none. Offered yearly.

This is an existing course that has previously been approved by A2C2: Yes

Send 10 copies to: Kelly Herold

This is a new course proposal: no (If this is a new course proposal, the WSU Curriculum Approval Form must also be completed as in the process prescribed by WSU Regulation 3-4.)

Department Contact Person for this course: Monica Revak, 124 Minn�

 

This course fulfills four credits of the Arts and Sciences Core Requirement in the Humanities area of the University Studies Program.

 

Email: mrevak@winona.edu

 

A2C2 requires 55 copies of new course proposals.

 

Addendum:

This paragraph will be added to the course description in the WSU UG Catalog for 2002-2004:

 

As the student learns the language he/she becomes acquainted with the way Spanish people experience and perceive their world. Through the language, the student is introduced to the customs, the arts, and the culture of Spain/Latin America and the rest of the Spanish-speaking world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COURSE OUTLINE

Course: Spanish 101, Elementary Spanish I, 4 S.H.

 

Instructor: M�nica Revak, M.A., M.S., Foreign Languages Department

124 Minne (507) 457-5664

Textbooks:C�mo se dice….? 6th edition Jarvis, Lebredo, Mena-Ayll�n, 1998. Workbook and laboratory manual.

 

Description: Introductory Spanish for students with little or no prior Spanish training.

 

Material to

Be covered: Preliminar chapter through 9 chapter.

Tests: One after each chapter, a cumulative midterm, and a comprehensive final examination.

 

 

Course Objectives: Aural Comprehension: It emphasizes the use of Language for oral

communication. The ability to perceive all Spanish sounds and being able to distinguish them from one another.

Speaking: The ability to pronounce all the Spanish words with sufficient accuracy and being able to engage in simple conversation with native speakers of Spanish.

Reading: The ability to understand simple Spanish prose on non-technical topics.

Writing: The ability to create in Spanish a short paragraph on the topics presented in the text.

 

Culture: To gain elementary knowledge of important aspects of the culture

in Spanish-speaking countries.

 

Learning Activities:

and Expectations: Aural Comprehension: To respond to the instructor’s questions, using complete sentences. Regular language laboratory work after each chapter.

Speaking: Daily oral participation in classroom conversation in Spanish. The students are expected to respond correctly to the oral exercises done in class. To present in front of the class memorized dialogues for each chapter. Errors in pronunciation or usage are corrected each class period.

Reading: Understanding of dialogues in Spanish, reading passages and passages and exercises will be tested by discussion, and asking true and false and content questions.

Writing: Daily homework is assigned and must be done in writing. The tests will require evidence of the ability to write perfect Spanish.

Culture: Reading abut the different cultural notes in each chapter. Brining and reading news from Spanish-speaking countries, and learning all their names and capitals. Watching videos about different cultural aspects.

 

 

 

University Studies Requirements:

a. Identify and understand specific elements and assumptions of a particular humanities discipline:

The students will learn the terminology and methodology of language acquisition and grammatical analysis through lectures, exams, classroom practice, their own written dialogues, and listening to tapes. They will also become aware of the different aspects involved in the learning of a language through their own analysis done while learning a foreign language.

b. Understand how historical context, cultural values, and gender influence perceptions

and interpretations:

The students will learn about the Hispanic history, socio-economic situation, culture, gender perception and interpretation through videos, class discussions, the news, and dialogues. The Hispanic worldview is different than their own, so it is important for the students to be educated about it.

c. Understand the role of critical analysis (e.g. aesthetic, historical, literary, philosophical,

rhetorical) in interpreting and evaluation expressions of human experience.

It is very important that the students of this class learn to respect other human experiences that differ from their own. They will be acquiring new skills in understanding and speaking Spanish. And these skills will help them to expand not only the knowledge of the language but also to learn, and respect, a different perspective of seeing the world.

 

101 Elementary Spanish I

 

 

Chapter

Communication

Pronunciation

Grammatical Structures

Let’s see how much you learned

Hispanic View

 

 

Preliminary

A,B,C

Titles

Greetings and farewells

Other words and expressions

Useful questions and answers

The alphabet

Cardinal numbers 1-30

A,B,C

 

 

 

In real life

 

A,B,C

 

 

 

1

A,B,C

 

 

Classroom expressions

Useful questions and answers

Polite expressions

A,B,C

 

 

The Spanish a and e

A,B

Gender and number

Definite and Indefinite articles

Cardinal numbers 31-100

Subject pronouns

Present

Indicative of ser

Telling time A

 

Vocabulary review

Interview

Situations

To write

In real life

A,B,C

 

 

 

2

 

A,B,C

 

 

Telephone calls

 

 

 

A,B

 

 

The Spanish I, o, and u

 

 

A,B

Present indicative of regular –ar verbs

Gender

Negative and Affirmative sentences

Possession with de

Possessive adjectives

Cardinal numbers 101-1,000 A

Vocabulary review

Interview

Situations

To write

In real life

Let’s read

A,B,C

 

 

Spanish in the USA and Canada

 

B,C

 

 

 

3

A,B,C

 

 

 

Personal Data

 

A,B

 

 

 

Linking

 

A,B

Descriptive adjectives

Present Indicative of regular –er and –ir vers

And the irregular vers tener and venir

The personal a

Contractions A

Vocabulary review

Interview

Situations

To write

In real life

The way we are

A,B,C

 

 

 

 

4

A,B,C

 

 

 

 

Party activities, foods, and beverages

A,B

 

 

 

The Spanish b, v, d, and g

 

A,B

Expressions wit tener

Present indicative of the irregular verbs ir, dar, and estar

Ir a + infinitive

Uses of ser and estar

Present indicative of e:ie stem changing verbs A

Vocabulary review

Interview

Situations

To write

In real life

Let’s read

A,B,C

 

 

 

Spain (I)

 

 

B,C

 

 

 

5

A,B,C

 

Family relationships and personal characteristics

 

A,B

 

The Spanish p, t, c, and q

 

A,B

Verbs with irregular first- person forms saber vs conocer

Comparative forms

Present indictive of o:ue stem changing verb

A

Vocabulary review

Interview situations

To write In real life

The way we are A,B,C

 

 

 

 

 

6

A,B,C

 

 

 

 

Foreign Travel

 

 

 

A,B

 

 

 

 

The Spanish j, g, and h

 

 

A,B

Present indicative of e:I stem changing verbs

Pronouns as objects of prepositions

Affirmative and negative expressions

Present progressive

Direct Object pronouns A

Vocabulary review

Interview situations

To write

In real life

Let’s read

A,B,C

 

 

 

 

Spain (II)

 

B,C

 

 

 

 

7

A,B,C

 

 

 

Travel experiences

 

 

A,B

 

 

 

Te Spanish ll and �

 

A,B

Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns

Indirect object pronouns

Constructions with gustar

Time expression with hacer

Preterit of regular verbs A

Vocabulary review

Interview situations

To write

In real life

The way we are

A,B,C

 

 

 

 

8

A,B,C

 

 

 

 

Eating at a restaurant

 

A,B

 

 

 

 

The Spanish l, r, rr, and z

 

A,B

Direct and indirect object pronouns used together

Preterit of ser, ir, and dar

Preterit of e:I and o:u stem- changing verbs

Weather expressions

Uses of por and para A

Vocabulary review

Interview situations

To write

In real life

Let’s read

 

A,B,C

 

 

 

 

M�xico

 

 

B,C

 

 

 

9

A,B,C

 

 

 

Household chores, having one’s hair done

 

A,B

 

 

The intonation

 

A,B

Reflexive constructions

Use of the definite article

Possessive pronouns

Irregular preterits

Ordinal numbers

A

Vocabulary review

Interview situations

To write

In real life

A,B,C