This second year Spanish course provides a review of basic structures,
expansion of patterns, vocabulary and idioms through discussion and
Through comparative analysis of selected literary works, the course
develops an awareness of cultural and literary contributions from the 21
Spanish speaking societies. The course is taught in Spanish with emphasis
on composition as a medium of expression.
to improve reading, writing and speaking skills
to help you develop the power of language, image, symbol
and metaphor in your live
to obtain a basic understanding and appraise the
historical, social, cultural and aesthetic qualities of Hispanic culture
to be prepared for continued study of Spanish at a higher
speak Spanish, speak Spanish and speak Spanish!!!
TEXT AND WORKBOOK:
Identidades 2/e, Text and Student Activities Manual, Liskin-Gasparro, Lapuerta, Guzman & Castells; published by Pearson Prentice Hall
Identidades consists of ten
chapters, each focusing on a theme: music, Mayan civilization, the working
world, hobbies and leisure, ecology and environment, Latinos in the United
States, wellness, strange phenomena, holidays and traditions, and the
arts. Each chapter theme is reflected in the vocabulary, grammar
functions, culture, and the reading, writing and speaking activities.
Emphasis on process-oriented learning
Development and transfer of cognitive
- Draws on the skills of
problem-solving, open-ended inquiry, description, narration, and
comparison that students already use in other areas of their academic
A culture-centered approach to language
- Supports students in applying their
well-developed skills from other course areas to communication in a
Systematic presentation of literature
of the Spanish-speaking world
- Engages students in analysis and
research on historical, cultural, and artistic expressions of the
Straightforward presentation of grammar
- Encourages students to make
connections between the cultural themes within the chapters and the
Adherence the National Standards goals
- Focuses on the necessary selection of
structures, connections between function and form, carefully sequenced
activities, and recycling throughout.
- Employs Cultures, Connections, and
Comparisons on virtually every page of the text and its ancillary
MATERIALS AND SERVICES:
Fully integrated with iLearn, the Gavilan online learning system,
including activity manual audio files,
video files, online practice exercises.
laboratory open Mo-Th 08:00a-06:00p; Fr 08:00a-02:00p
Tutors available in
the Learning Resource Center.
reading material in the library.
software in the computer lab.
Language acquisition requires a process of
intensive communication and your participation is essential. Many
strategies are used to facilitate learning and to minimize any filter to
learning such as anxiety shyness and stress.
GRADING WILL BE
BASED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
A == 90-100%
B == 80-89%
C == 70-79%
D == 60-69%
F == 59% or less
languages are learned and the relationship to study and class activity.
sequence of study recommended.
Study on a daily
Take advantage of
all opportunities to increase your comprehension of Spanish.
Maximum use of
special services or arrangements because of hearing, visual, or other
disability should contact their instructor, counselor, or the Disabled
Student Services Office.
arrange their study schedule for this class to maximize time spent here
at Gavilan where resources are available.
Students must take
primary responsibility for effective use of study time.
However this will require extensive consultation with the instructor.
Policy Reference Statement:
expected to exercise academic honesty and integrity. Violations such as
cheating and plagiarism will result in disciplinary action which may
include recommendation for dismissal”