Practice of communication in Spanish Language at intermediate level. Linguistical functions required for handling oneself in everyday life. Discussion on current issues of general interest for all participants.
To consolidate past knowledge and content with new content. There will be special emphasis in complex grammatical structures of the Spanish language, as well as special attention placed on the enrichment of vocabulary, written, and spoken Spanish.
EVALUATION OF THE COURSE:
The final grade will be determined by the following scale:
33% participation and participation in class
The student will be evaluated both on his/her knowledge of the subject area, and his/her active participation in and out of class. The methodology used in class demands a daily participation from the student in the following points:
-correction of exercises
-activities that concentrate on vocabulary and grammar
-oral activities (individually, in pairs or in groups) in order to practice the grammatical content. Fluency, the correction of grammar, and the enrichment of vocabulary will be taken into consideration.
33% daily work
The student will complete the following assignments outside of class:
-grammar exercises to practice content and context
-reading of the textbook (reading comprehension)
-compositions to practice the vocabulary and the grammatical content (written expression)
-verbal commentaries about the text (verbal expression)
34% written exams
The final grade will be the result of the combination of daily work, class participation, and exams. The final grade may be altered for excessive absences.
***IMPORTANT*** Class attendance is required. Any unexcused absences will negatively affect your final grade.
Compare and contrast information
Organize a discussion
Express opinions, agreement and disagreement
Identify, define and describe people, objects, and places
Learn how to greet people
Speak on the telephone
Narrate actions in the past
Evaluate an action
Talk about historic events
Talk about someone's life
Express surprise and enthusiasm
Describe habits and customs of the past
Describe people, animals, and objects in the past
Talk about circumstances that have developed in the past
Relate two past events with each other
Talk about the first time you did something
Make conjectures and promises
Talk about actions in the future
Give advice and suggestions
Ask for and give permission
Give orders and instructions
"y, pero, es decir, en primer lugar"
Contrast "ir/venir" and "irse/llegar"
Past perfect: morphology and uses
Pronouns and adjectives
Direct and indirect object pronouns
Irregular verbs: preterit indefinite
Phrases of time "al cabo de, a los, después de"
Contrast past perfect with indefinite preterit
"Qué + (noun) + tan / más (adjective)!"
Past imperfect: morphology and uses
Phrases of time, "antes, ahora"
"Soler" + infinitive
Adverbs and expressions of frequency
Contrast the past perfect, indefinite preterit and the past imperfect
"Estar" + gerund
Future imperfect: morphology and use
Expressions of time: future
"Si" + present indicative + future
Conditional: morphology and use