SPA 103: Intensive Beginning Spanish
General Education requirement: Cult & Art Literacy/Global
An accelerated course for beginning language learners who wish to complete their first year of Spanish language study in one semester. Using a task-based approach, this course helps students develop an ability to express themselves in real contexts, to interact with each other and with others, and to solve real problems. Students learn by using authentic texts and tasks to inform their language learning and by reflecting upon their actions. In the process of completing tasks, students use multiple linguistic skills, create oral and written texts in the process, and learn about Hispanic people and cultures. Reading, listening, speaking, and writing processes appropriate to beginning language students are developed in this course as are opportunities to use technology to further their understanding of Hispanic peoples and cultures.