Spanish II

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Spanish II

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Spanish, Spanish Culture

  • Language Level

    High Beginning

  • Prerequisites

    SN 1000 Spanish I or equivalent

    Hours & Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    0
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION:
    Four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) are reinforced and expanded in order to gain a more effective command of the language and to interact with greater confidence in a wider range of everyday familiar situations. Aspects of Spanish and Latin American culture. (CEFR-A2)

    RATIONALE: 
    SN 1101 (Spanish II) corresponds to the second level of a four-part series of courses. It is addressed to those students who already have a basic knowledge of Spanish and its objective is that they attain such linguistic competence that will allow them to deal efficiently with more complex daily situations. They will be in a position to Give information about themselves and their environment and to establish essential social and professional contacts.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:
    As a result of taking this course, a student will be able to:
    1. Demonstrate understanding of the main points of short, clear and simple speech on familiar everyday needs, provided the speech is slowly articulated.
    2. Demonstrate understanding of simple sentences and texts containing commonly used vocabulary on familiar topics
    3. Take part in simple routine interactions requiring an exchange of information on familiar matters and activities.
    4. Compose short texts related to areas of immediate need using simple phrases and sentences linked with basic connectors.
    5. Demonstrate understanding of cultural similarities and differences

    METHODS OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:
    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the college, the following tools are used:
    - Classes encompass all four skills of language learning (i.e. reading and writing, listening and speaking). 
    - Work in class concentrates on oral communication in Spanish, reading and writing assignments are done mostly as homework.
    - Extensive Partner and group work reinforce the communicative aspect.
    - Classes consist of interactive learning and the instructor is a guide, a source of information, and a facilitator in the learning process and during the class activities.
    - Students collaborate mainly in groups of two or three

    Activities
    - Classes consist of interactive learning
    - Students work mainly in groups of two or three
    - Activities with audio/video input
    - Activities with smart class equipment
    - Reading, writing, listening activities, grammar, lexical activities with the homework book and exercises/interactive exercises 
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