Conversational Spanish I – span110 (3 credits)
SPAN 110 is an introductory course in conversational Spanish. The objective of the course is to teach students basic vocabulary and grammar, with an emphasis on the meaningful use of the language and an introduction to Hispanic cultures. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to communicate effectively in Spanish, using basic words and phrases learned during the course.
Vida Diaria (Daily Life)
Describe your daily activities using –ar verbs.
- Indicate location with prepositions.
- Chapter 2: Apply basic Spanish grammar and vocabulary to daily activities.
Compile a list of daily activities in Spanish.
State time and days of the week in Spanish.
Vida Doméstica (Home Life)
- Chapter 3: Apply basic Spanish grammar and vocabulary principles to family discussions.
Describe your family in Spanish.
Describe your daily activities using –er and –ir verbs.
State possession or ownership using possessive adjectives.
Vida Doméstica (Home Life) II
- Chapter 4: Apply basic Spanish grammar and vocabulary principles to discussions of the home.
Describe the home in Spanish.
State the numbers above 100 in Spanish.
Make comparisons using comparatives.
Talk about daily activities using stem-changing verbs.
- Describe how you do things using adverbs.
Los Fines de Semana (The Weekend)
- Chapter 5: Apply basic Spanish grammar and vocabulary principles to weekend activities.
Describe your daily routine.
Describe your clothing.
Describe what you are doing at the moment using the present progressive, and state what you do and what you intend to do using reciprocal verbs and reflexive verbs.
State the months and dates.
Describe the weather, months, and seasons in Spanish.
Vida Universidad (University Life)
- Chapter 1: Apply basic Spanish grammar and vocabulary principles to university life scenarios.
State hellos and goodbyes.
Identify how to address people: using tú or usted.
Identify the forms and uses of the verbs ser and estar.
Identify the use of gender and number for articles, nouns, and adjectives.
State the numbers 0 to 100 in Spanish.
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