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WLSP.2110: Spanish 3 and Culture

WLSP.2110: Spanish 3 and Culture

Enhances the four skills acquired in Spanish 2 and Culture (or equivalent), which is a pre-requisite: speaking, listening, reading and writing through the discovery of the culture of Spanish speaking countries in a communicative approach. This class is the 3rd of the 4-course Spanish language program offered at UML. Language courses are sequential and must be taken accordingly.

The class will be taught in Spanish, giving you maximum exposure to the language. Please make every effort to communicate with the instructor and other students in Spanish. If you do not understand the instructor, ask for clarification: Por favor, no lo comprendo, puede repetirlo.

Objetivos del Curso

By the end of the semester, students should be able to communicate in Spanish at the Intermediate Low level of the ACTFL World-Readiness Standards. In other words, students should be able to converse with ease and confidence when dealing with routine tasks and social situations and demonstrate an emerging ability to handle situations with a complication or an unexpected turn of events. They should be able to narrate and describe people, situations, and events by using the major time frames and providing a full account with good control of aspect in connected paragraphs. They should also demonstrate emerging ability to support personal opinions and express abstract ideas. Students should be able to read, comprehend, and summarize complex texts and discuss the ideas they contain. Students should be able to identify, present, and analyze important features of the target language (Spanish) history and culture.