About SPAN 1200 B

Continuation of SPAN 1100. The fundamentals of Spanish grammar through 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 2100. Prerequisite: SPAN 1100 or equivalent.

Notes

Prereq: SPAN 1100 or equivalent; Open to degree and PACE students

Section Description

**Students must take the Spanish placement exam before registering for this course.¨Note that if you enroll in a class without taking the test, or enroll in a class below your recommended level, the system will disenroll you from the course (you will receive an email notification if this occurs). SPAN 1200 is the second course in a two-semester sequence of beginning Spanish. It is designed for students who have successfully completed SPAN 1100 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

The University of Vermont respects the Department of Education’s definition of a credit hour: for every hour spent in a classroom, a student is expected to complete approximately 2 hours of coursework outside of it. In a 4-credit course, a student should expect to work at least 8 hours a week outside of the classroom. Required textbook: Portales, Introductory Spanish I, José A. Blanco + on-line access code.

Evaluation

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

Important Dates

Note: These dates may change before registration begins.

Note: These dates may not be accurate for select courses during the Summer Session.

Deadlines
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Last Day to Withdraw with 50% Refund
Last Day to Withdraw with 25% Refund
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