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FLS 152 - Elementary Spanish II

Credits: 5
Lecture Hours: 5
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Core


This course aims to continue development of functional proficiency in Spanish through listening, speaking, reading and writing to and with others. Students will expand their ability to communicate in Spanish in everyday, practical situations, using authentic resources to interpret information and expand their knowledge of cultures of the Spanish-speaking peoples of the world.  
Prerequisite: FLS 151  or instructor permission
Competencies
  1. Interpret information that is heard, read or viewed from a variety of sources, including culturally authentic messages and informational texts at novice-high level.
    1. Comprehend isolated learned words and high-frequency phrases on a wider range of familiar topics.
    2. Categorize places, people and things based on given information.
    3. Identify topics, main idea and some isolated facts from short informational or fictional texts.
    4. Follow multistep instructions, directions or requests.
    5. Understand familiar questions and statements from simple sentences in conversations, discussions and other sources.
    6. Draw conclusions and make inferences about authentic messages and informational texts.
  2. Derive meaning from texts using listening, reading, and viewing strategies at novice-high level.
    1. Understand new words and phrases with the help of visuals and graphics.
    2. Use knowledge of cognates between English and Spanish to improve comprehension.
    3. Employ background knowledge of the situation, the purpose of communication or context clues to improve comprehension.
    4. Recognize identified idiomatic expressions that cannot be directly translated between English and Spanish.
  3. Interact with others using culturally appropriate language orally and in writing on familiar and some unfamiliar topics at novice-high level.
    1. Interact with others to meet basic needs related to routine everyday activities using simple sentences most of the time.
    2. Request and provide information by asking and answering practiced and some original questions on familiar and everyday topics in the past and present, using simple sentences most of the time.
    3. Give and follow instructions or requests to engage in a variety of familiar social, educational and cultural tasks and activities. 
    4. Provide information using knowledge of the target language and culture. 
  4. Negotiate meaning with requests, clarification and conversation strategies at novice-high level.
    1. Use limited range of memorized expressions or questions to seek clarification.  
    2. Use strategies such as circumlocution or observing nonverbal cues (gestures, visuals) to help clarify meaning.  
  5. Present information, concepts and viewpoints on familiar and some unfamiliar topics at novice-high level.
    1. Present personal information about their lives and activities using a mixture of simple and compound sentences with connector words.
    2. Use appropriate rehearsed behaviors in familiar everyday situations when using the target language.
    3. Express preferences on familiar and everyday topics of interest from the present and past, using simple sentences most of the time. 
    4. Relate a familiar experience or event in the past or present using phrases, simple sentences and/or practiced material. 
  6. Investigate the relationship between the products and perspectives of the cultures studied, using the target language at novice-high level.
    1. Identify some typical products related to everyday familiar life in the target cultures and the student’s own culture when using the target language at the appropriate level.
    2. Recognize cross-cultural similarities and differences in the target culture products to understand their perspectives.
  7. Explore the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the cultures studied while using the target language at novice-high level.
    1. Identify some typical practices related to everyday familiar life in the target cultures and the student’s own culture when using the target language at the appropriate level.
    2. Recognize cross-cultural similarities and differences in the target culture practices or products to understand their perspectives.
  8. Explore connections between Spanish and other disciplines while using the language to develop critical thinking and to solve problems creatively at novice-high level.
    1. Explore  places in which Spanish is spoken.
    2. Identify selected information and skills from other content areas in experiences related to Spanish and the target cultures.
    3. Identify global competency skills, relating them to possible career pathways and demonstrating how having global competency skills enables people to build collaborative relationships with others.
    4. Explore ways in which Spanish proficiency can aid in achieving personal and professional goals.
  9. Reflect on the nature of language through comparisons of the target language and the student’s own language at novice-high level.
    1. Recognize cognates between English and Spanish. 
    2. Compare the sound and writing systems of Spanish to English, including stress, intonation and punctuation.
    3. Recognize common idiomatic expressions and phrases that cannot be directly translated from Spanish to English and vice versa.
    4. Identify differences in formal and informal requirements for language between the target language and the student’s language
  10. Experience the target language and culture(s) and share information and personal reactions with others at novice-high level.
    1. Use media to experience language and culture in authentic contexts.
    2. Participate in a variety of cross-cultural activities and target culture events.
    3. Develop skills necessary to communicate with others from the target culture at a survival level in familiar everyday situations showing basic cultural awareness.
    4. Develop an understanding that people in other cultures might view aspects of U.S. mainstream culture differently than the majority of U.S. residents view them.

 



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