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Advanced Spanish Language and Culture focuses on real communication within meaningful contexts to develop and consolidate skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. This course is designed for students who have experience with the language and knowledge of nouns and pronouns, present, past and future tenses, and the subjunctive mood. Students will interact in the target language as they learn advanced grammatical concepts and broaden their vocabulary to enable more in-depth discussions about customs, traditions, stereotypes, personal relationships, technology, and the environment. Students will focus on meaningful communication by pairing with native Spanish-speaking peers at a partner institution in Mexico, and by working collaboratively to analyze and discuss short literary texts and films, and creating oral presentations and digital projects.
Because of the intensive nature of the course and the focus on developing all four skills in Spanish (reading, writing, listening, speaking, as well as the cultural component), students should be prepared to devote a significant amount of time to the course in independent study but also to the live sessions:
Students will be required to practice speaking and listening skills weekly in real time over the Internet with the instructor and/or teaching assistants. Students should be available for 45 minutes for oral practices scheduled between 7:30-9:00 PM EST at least twice a week. Special accommodations will be made for Army students.
Prerequisites: A basic familiarity with Spanish fundamentals such as verb structures in the present and past tenses, adjective/noun agreement, articles and prepositions. 75% or higher in each part of this placement test Advanced Spanish Placement Test: Part 1: https://www.onlineexambuilder.com/advanced-spanish-placement-test-part-1/exam-65736 Advanced Spanish Placement Test: Part 2: https://www.onlineexambuilder.com/advanced-spanish-placement-test-part-2/exam-65744
This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Foreign Language.
This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.
Other Areas: The Arts | Business, Management & Economics | Community & Human Services | Communications, Humanities & Cultural Studies | Educational Studies | Historical Studies | Human Development | Labor Studies | Nursing | Science, Math & Technology | Social Science
Meets General Education Requirement In: Foreign Language-Full
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Fall 1.
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