About SPAN 002 OL1

Continuation of SPAN 001. Fundamentals of Spanish composition, comprehension, pronunciation, speaking, reading, and writing in a cultural context. Classes are conducted in Spanish and students engage in active use of the language. Cannot be taken for credit after SPAN 051. Prerequisite: SPAN 001 or equivalent.


Dates: May 23 - July 15, 2022; Prereq: SPAN 001 or equivalent

Section Description

¨ **Students must take the Spanish placement exam before registering for this course. This is a fully on-line course that does not have scheduled meeting times or locations. Students will have real-time speaking practice through regular small-group meetings on Teams. SPAN 002 is the second course in a two-semester sequence of beginning Spanish. It is designed for students who have successfully completed SPAN 001 at the University of Vermont, as well as students with previous experience in Spanish who have scored the requisite number of points in the UVM placement test. The course emphasizes all four skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to use their newly acquired skills in order to communicate in Spanish in a realistic and culturally appropriate manner. All classes will be taught in Spanish. COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to: • engage in simple conversation on familiar topics necessary for survival in the target language culture; he or she will be able to give personal information, state a simple opinion, talk about a limited number of activities, preferences, and immediate needs. • express past actions and future events. • write simply about common elements of daily life in a personal manner. • recognize key words and cognates while engaging in the reading of non-complex texts (literary or other) in the target language, and derive relevant information from them. • broaden the student’s general cultural knowledge of the Spanish-speaking communities and countries of the world today.

Section Expectation

In SPAN 002, a 4-credit course, a student should expect to work at least 12 hours per week including reading, writing, discussion forums, taking quizzes and watching and creating videos. REQUIRED TEXTBOOK AND ON-LINE ACCESS CODE: Portales, Introductory Spanish I, José A. Blanco + 12- month on-line access code. ISBN 978-1-68004-747-9 The book can be purchased through the publisher on the on-line store: https://vistahigherlearning.com/school/uvm You must have both the text AND on-line access code to complete the work in this course. Most assignments and quizzes will be done on line on VHL Central, the online component of the text.


Grades are based on participation, weekly assignments, written exams, an oral exam, and final exam.

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