About SPAN 1200 C

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.


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

Section Description

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 to communicate in Spanish in a realistic and culturally appropriate manner. All classes are taught in Spanish. *Language Placement Exam: You will need to take the UVM Spanish placement test and receive a score corresponding to SPAN 1200 to stay in the course unless you have already taken the prerequisite equivalent of SPAN 1100. If you haven't already taken the placement exam (and need to) the link and instructions are here: https://www.uvm.edu/cas/foreign-language-placement-test

Section Expectation

Speak and write at a basic level using vocabulary about food, festivals, health, technology, nature, and city life -respond in writing and orally to prompts/questions using the past tense and distinguish between the preterite/imperfect -review and use the present tense in writing and speech -give basic advice/recommendations using formal/informal commands and the present subjunctive -provide personal information, state opinions, make comparisons, and talk about preferences and immediate needs -listen to and understand basic oral conversations in Spanish -read and understand non-complex texts (literary or other) in Spanish -broaden your cultural knowledge of the Spanish-speaking world -identify cultural differences between and among Spanish-speaking communities and countries TEXTBOOK: Portales 2.0: Introductory Spanish The University of Vermont respects the Department of Education’s definition of a credit hour. For every hour spent in class, you are expected to spend approximately 2 hours outside of class. Thus, in SPAN 1200, a 4-credit course, you should plan to spend about 8 hours a week outside of the classroom preparing assignments and studying.

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