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Spanish 3.2


Spanish 3.2 is a course designed to teach Spanish on an Intermediate Low level. English information and directions form much of the course.

By the end of this course, students will be able to speak about basic personal information, ask and respond to simple questions about concrete daily experiences. The focus is on recycling known vocabulary as they learn new concepts. Using the language alphabet, they can write statements using familiar words and phrases. Basic word order is becoming stronger, although errors in grammar, word choice, and punctuation may occur. They write in primarily present tense. Students will listen for contextual words and can comprehend one sentence at a time on basic personal needs and tasks. They will practice reading sentences from the simplest connected texts, knowing there will be frequent miscommunication.

Content in the course includes nature, vacations, clothing, work, shopping, and geography. Students study the verbs, false cognates, reflexive pronouns and relative clauses, and prepositions.

Expectations for the student include completing writing and speaking assessments using video, active engagement in their own learning, practicing vocabulary over time, comprehending grammar patterns, using various forms of verbs, participating in simple conversations and speaking prompts, analyzing and comparing cultural products, practices and perspectives of associated with Columbia and Nicaragua.

Required Materials:

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This online course requires a Web browser capable of running the Adobe Flash Player plug-in 10.1+. Required course elements will not run on mobile devices, including iPads, that do not support Adobe Flash.

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Course Outline:

Unit 19: Verb Review

  • Vocabulary: Verb Review
  • Grammar: Future Tense
  • Culture: Introduction to Colombia

Unit 20: False Cognates

  • Vocabulary: False Cognates
  • Grammar: Conditional Tense
  • Culture: Traditions and Holidays

Unit 21: Nature

  • Vocabulary: Nature
  • Grammar: Past Participle
  • Culture: Simón Bolivar

Unit 22: Vacation

  • Vocabulary: Vacation
  • Grammar: Passive Voice with Ser
  • Culture: Things to See in Colombia

Unit 23: Music

  • Vocabulary: Music
  • Grammar: Comparatives and Superlatives
  • Culture: Music in Colombia

Unit 24: Technology

  • Vocabulary: Technology
  • Grammar: Possessive Adjectives and Pronouns
  • Culture: Idioms

Unit 25: Measurements

  • Vocabulary: Measurements
  • Grammar: Demonstratives
  • Culture: Colombian Food

Unit 26: Clothing

  • Vocabulary: Clothing
  • Grammar: Verbs Followed by Prepositions
  • Culture: Literature - Gabriel Garcia Márquez

Unit 27: Midterm Exam

  • Midterm Exam

Unit 28: At Work

  • Vocabulary: At Work
  • Grammar: Tù commands
  • Culture: Introduction to Nicaragua

Unit 29: Shopping and Money

  • Vocabulary: Shopping and Money
  • Grammar: Usted Commands
  • Culture: Nicaraguan Food

Unit 30: Por and Para Expressions

  • Vocabulary: Por and Para Expressions
  • Grammar: Por vs. Para
  • Culture: Literature - Rubén Darío

Unit 31: Love and Dating 1

  • Vocabulary: Love and Dating 1
  • Grammar: Present Perfect
  • Culture: Nicaraguan Festivals

Unit 32: Love and Dating 2

  • Vocabulary: Love and Dating 2
  • Grammar: Irregular PResent Perfect
  • Culture: Things to See in Nicaragua

Unit 33: Societal Issues 1

  • Vocabulary: Societal Issues 1
  • Grammar: Intro to Subjunctive Mood
  • Culture: Poverty in Nicaragua

Unit 34: Societal Issues 2

  • Vocabulary: Societal Issues 2
  • Grammar: Subjective Forms
  • Culture: History in Nicaragua

Unit 35: Slang

  • Vocabulary: Slang
  • Grammar: Integration of All Tenses
  • Culture: Idioms

Unit 36: Final Exam

  • Final Exam