2019-2020 Catalog

SPAN 1410 Spanish for High Beginners I

7.5 - 0.0 - 7.5


(1) Strong oral skills in Spanish; instructor referral or approval; the Spanish language placement examination; or previous beginning-level coursework in Spanish - must be completed prior to taking this course.

Course Description

This is the first of two courses for students considered to be high beginners in Spanish - people with previous beginning-level coursework in Spanish, heritage speakers, people who understand 50 percent or more of Spanish conversation, and/or people who have strong oral skills in Spanish. The course is for students who are too advanced for SPAN 1110 but who are also not quite prepared for SPAN 1120. It emphasizes grammar, vocabulary acquisition, speaking, listening, and culture. Students focus on development of reading and writing skills. The course includes nouns, pronouns, and adjectives, as well as present, progressive, preterit, and imperfect indicative tenses. This course is offered as an online independent study.