|This course teaches culture and
facilitates language acquisition through listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will continue to
interact with authentic language in context. Content is expanded beyond “survival” needs of the immediate
environment in order to express personal meaning and to apply different strategies and techniques to go beyond
casual conversation and express opinions, make suggestions on familiar topics, as well as some abstract issues
and plans. Students demonstrate an increased awareness of cultural norms, values, and culturally relevant
appropriate customs and events. Accuracy becomes quite high for high frequency structures and vocabulary but
more complex discourse is still developing and requires a somewhat sympathetic listener or reader. Students will
demonstrate the ability to think critically by analyzing linguistic structures and reflecting on and making
crosscultural comparisons. This course is taught primarily in Spanish. This course has the option of a letter
grade or pass/no pass.
ADVISORY: Spanish 1B or equivalent.
Units: 5; Hours: 5.2 Lecture, 2.8 Lab;
Click here for a detailed syllabus of this class.
Address of this page is: http://www.gavilan.edu/spanish/span2a.html
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