SPN 1130 – Beginning Spanish I

General Education Credit: Elective
College Credit: 5

About The Course

This course is a fully online beginning Spanish course. Students should plan to dedicate 3-4 hours of homework per course credit hour. That is 15-20 hours a week for this course.

This course is designed to increase the student’s ability to speak (hablar), write (escribir), and listen (escuchar) in Spanish. The reproduction of situations in the context of the Hispanic culture will offer you an opportunity to practice key aspects of the target language and introduce you to the richness of the Spanish language.

This course gradually reviews and expands on students’ basic grammar proficiency and gives students an understanding and working ability of more complex grammatical constructions. It combines an innovative web-based interactive collaboration format with face-to-face instruction to create a comfortable, highly supported, productive learning environment.

The emphasis of the course is on oral expression, however in the digital era reading and writing in a foreign language have become increasingly more important. Therefore, additional attention will be devoted to reading and writing in Spanish.

Course Goals

By the end of this course, students will communicate and interact with cultural understanding using Spanish words and simple sentences to ask and answer questions, to handle simple transactions related to everyday life, and to talk about basic personal, academic, and career-related situations in multilingual communities around the world.

Satisfied High School Graduation Requirement Subject: Elective: Foreign Language
High School Credit: 1.0