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Beginner Spanish II
University of Granada
Granada, Spain

Subject Area(s) Level(s) Instruction in Credits Contact Hours Prerequisites
Spanish 200 Spanish 5 80 One to two semester of college level Spanish

Conversation: The focus of this course will be on topics such as material necessities, daily life, emotions, and personal opinions. Students will learn how to communicate feelings and invitations, identify and describe people, places and objects, organize their speech, and use the correct language in social situations. Students will also learn to compare and contrast and to express likes, interests, agreement and disagreement.

Grammar: The grammar component will cover the forms of the indefinite articles (uno, otro, ningún, ninguno/a) as well as the uses of prepositions a and en, in spacial relations. Action verbs with prepositions, forms and uses of the present participle, forms and syntax of gustar, encantar, and interesar will also be reviewed. The course will also cover the uses of estar for location and the basic contrasts between ser and estar for description. Students will be introduced to the preterit perfect, words that mark time (hoy, últimamente, este mes/año, el próximo, el mes/año que viene, dentro de), markings of frequency (alguna vez, varias veces, muchas veces, nunca), times of the day, days of the week, months, seasons, and uses of the present with reference to the future, ir a + infinitive, pensar + infinitive. Basic contrasts of pronunciation between Latin American Spanish and the Spanish of Spain will be discussed. Other topics include exclamatory sentences, positive imperative, and expression of reasons and excuses (como, porque, lo que pasa es que).

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