SYLLABUS: SPANISH 2A
Giralda Center Spanish House, Seville, Spain
in Spain to be taught at Giralda Center Spanish
House in Sevilla. A course with emphasis on
understanding and speaking Spanish: Introduction to reading and writing
and a general survey of Hispanic culture.
This course provides a solid foundation in the four skills and an
introduction to Hispanic culture throughout various parts of the world. In
accordance with the ACTFL/ETS Proficiency Guidelines, the primary
objective of this course is to help develop the necessary skills to
communicate proficiently in Spanish and to function effectively within the
culture of real life situations.
The course is taught in Spanish.
Advisory; basic Spanish speaking, writing, and reading skills
TEXT AND WORKBOOK:
To be supplied by school
Participation/take home test
Examples: Visit la Giralda, La Catedral, Marruecos, Alcazar, any other
city of Spain
Take home test: Can
be done at anytime
Students enrolled in
Spanish 2A are required in addition to regular classes in Spain to
complete a take home test.
Take home test
requirements: (select only 5)
- Compare and
contrast the preterit and imperfect and show
how both are formed and give examples
- Explain the use
of reflexive verbs and their use. Give examples
- Explain tu
and usted commands with examples
- Explain how to
form the subjunctive
noun clauses that require the subjunctive.
adjectives clauses that require the subjunctive
adverbial clauses that require the subjunctive
- Explain and give
examples of if clauses
- Explain and give
examples on how to form the imperfect subjunctive
Take 30 vocabulary words that you have
learned in Spain and translate them, make an association, and write a
sentence (see example take home test).
stories from “Stories that must not die” (see reading list) and write a
one page summary on each.
Optionally, you may choose another short story of your
choice in Spanish.
Attend at least one of the afternoon
classes once a week (the classes are free).
Must visit at least 4 cultural
Must take pictures of yourself
at the site
One page write-up on the
cultural site in Spanish
to improve reading, writing and
to help you develop the power of
language, image, symbol and metaphor in our lives
to obtain a basic understanding
and appraise the historical, social, cultural and aesthetic qualities of
speak Spanish, speak Spanish
and speak Spanish!
All students registered in the
Gavilan College study abroad program have made a huge sacrifice to be able
to participate. Participation is essential and required. Students who
choose not to participate or act inappropriately can be asked to leave our
program at their own expense. Grounds for dismissal of the program
include but are not limited to:
intoxicated in class
falling asleep in class on more
than one occasion
lack of participation or lack of
respect towards colleagues or instructors
Address of this page is: http://www.gavilan.edu/spanish/sev2009/syl_2a.html
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