Conversational Spanish II –

span112

(3 credits)

SPAN 112 is the second course in a two course sequence presenting topics in conversational Spanish.  The objective of the course is to teach students Spanish vocabulary and grammar, with an emphasis in 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.
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

Memorias de la Niñez (Childhood Memories)

  • Chapter 8: Apply basic Spanish grammar and vocabulary principles to childhood memories.
  • Narrate in the two past tenses.
  • Compare and contrast the two past tenses (the preterite and the imperfect).
  • State what is done or was done using the impersonal se.
  • Describe what you did in the imperfect (the second past tense).
  • Describe your childhood.

En el médico – At the Doctor

  • Describe the body and your symptoms.
  • Chapter 10: Apply basic Spanish grammar and vocabulary principles to healthcare scenarios.
  • Express doubt using the subjunctive.
  • Make suggestions with reflexive verbs and stem-changing verbs.
  • Give advice using commands in the tú form.
  • Give advice using commands in the usted and ustedes forms.

Comida (Food)

  • Make resolutions using the future tense.
  • Make polite requests using the conditional.
  • Express your likes and dislikes using gustar.
  • Describe food and drink at a restaurant and in the market.
  • Chapter 9: Apply basic Spanish grammar and vocabulary principles to eating activities.

Viajes (Travel)

  • Use direct object pronouns.
  • Describe what you know using saber and conocer.
  • Describe what you did in the preterite (simple past tense).
  • Describe your vacation.
  • Chapter 7: Apply basic Spanish grammar and vocabulary principles to travel discussions.

En el Trabajo – At Work

  • Talk about experiences using the present perfect.
  • Use past participles as adjectives.
  • Give explanations using the prepositions por and para.
  • Describe your work experience and skills.
  • Chapter 11: Apply basic Spanish grammar and vocabulary principles to work life.

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