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Spanish 4.2


Spanish 4.2 is a course designed to teach Spanish on an Intermediate Low to Medium level. Spanish information and directions form much of the course.

By the end of this course, students will be able to speak a variety of uncomplicated communicative tasks, and include personal details, responding to direct questions or requests, and ask simple questions to provide personal needs. Using the language alphabet, they can write familiar short simple communications, compositions, or requests that are loosely connected. Students may reference a variety of tense, but write primarily in present tense with basic sentence organization. Students will listen for contextual words and can comprehend one sentence construction with comprehension with some understanding of oral content from advanced speakers, practice reading short connected texts and derive some meaning from descriptive and narrative topics.

Content in the course includes global challenges, science and technology, contemporary life, personal and public identities, families and communities, and conceptions of beauty and aesthetics. Students study present indicative and subjunctive tense, preterite, reflexive verbs, adjectives, and focus on integrating vocabulary used in other courses.

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 between Spanish speakers and Americans.

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 9: Art and Architecture

  • Vocabulary: Artistic Movements; The Importance of Architecture in Society
  • Grammar: Passive Voice (Ser + Past Participle); Passive se
  • Culture/History: Culture Video - La sagrade familia; Literature Highlight: Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer
  • Pronunciation: Letter Combinations “ue” & “eu”

Unit 10: Computers and Technology

  • Vocabulary: Online; Computers and the Social Network; Technology A symbol of Modern Society
  • Grammar: Negative & Indefinite Words; Prepositions & Verbs with Prepositions
  • Culture/History: Culture Video - El dia de los muertos
  • Pronunciation: Letter Combinations “oi” & “io”

Unit 11: The Press and Television

  • Vocabulary: The Press; Television
  • Grammar: Present Subjunctive (Noun Clauses); Present Subjunctive (Adjective Clauses)
  • Culture/History: Culture Video-Las telenovelas;
  • Literature Highlight: Garcilaso de la Vega
  • Pronunciation: Letters T & D

Unit 12: Health

  • Vocabulary: Health; Alternative Medicine vs. Traditional Medicine
  • Grammar: Present Subjunctive (Adverb Clauses); Review of Present Subjunctive
  • Culture/History: Culture Video - Bachata

Midterm Review and Test

  • Midterm Exam

Unit 13: Nature and Pollution

  • Vocabulary: Preservation of Nature; Pollution
  • Grammar: The Future Tense & Future Probability; The Conditional & Conditional Probability
  • Culture/History: 5 de Mayo
  • Pronunciation: The Letters R & RR

Unit 14: The Educational System

  • Vocabulary: The Educational System in Other Countries; The Importance of a Second Language in the Workforce
  • Grammar: Introduction to past Subjunctive (Conjugations); The Past Subjunctive (Uses)
  • Culture/History: Culture Video: Higher Education in Hispanic Countries
  • Pronunciation: The Letter J

Unit 15: Immigration

  • Vocabulary: Immigration; Social Welfare
  • Grammar: Continuation of Past Subjunctive (Uses); The Past Subjunctive (Hypothetical)
  • Culture/History: Culture Video-Latinos in the U.S.;
  • History Highlight: The Football War
  • Pronunciation: Letter Combinations “gue,” “gui,” “ge,” & “gi”

Unit 16: Preparing for the Future

  • Vocabulary: Project - Preparing for the Future (Resumé and Job Interviews)
  • Grammar: Review of Tenses & Moods

Final Exam

  • Final Exam