About SPAN 1100 OL3

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. No prior knowledge expected. Cannot be taken for credit after SPAN 1200.


Async w/ at least 1 weekly group Teams meeting w/ prof

Section Description

SPAN 1100 is the first course in a two-semester sequence of beginning Spanish. It is designed for students with little to no previous experience with Spanish. The course emphasizes speaking, listening, reading, and writing. At the end of this class, students will be able to communicate in basic Spanish in a realistic and culturally appropriate manner. This is an online asynchronous course, meaning that there are no required meeting days/times. All work, both oral and written, will be completed via Brightspace and the VHL Supersite. The University of Vermont respects the Department of Education’s definition of a credit hour. In SPAN 1100, a 4-credit course, students should spend about 8 hours a week outside of the classroom preparing assignments and studying for quizzes and exams. As a GC2-designated course, SPAN 1100 also fulfills the GC2 Developing Global Citizens requirement. After this class under this designation, students should be able to: -Demonstrate knowledge of a second language and an awareness of how language shapes culture. -Demonstrate a complex understanding of cultural differences through verbal and nonverbal communication and can use this to broaden their perspectives on diverse ways of knowing and being. -Recognize the influence of cultural norms, customs, and traditions on ways of knowing and/or being in the world and can use this understanding to inform their cross-cultural interactions. *Language Placement Exam: Within three months before enrolling in your first language class at UVM, you need to take the online placement test (even if you haven't studied the language) and enroll in the course level recommended. 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 can find the placement test at: go.uvm.edu/flp

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