Track I: Elementary Spanish I
Universitat Politècnica de València
Area of Study
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
Elementary Spanish I (SPAN 111) and Elementary Spanish II (SPAN 112) are four-credit
language courses offered to students who are enrolled in the program and have not taken
any Spanish courses at college-level before. These courses are designed to help non-native
speakers of Spanish to acquire basic communicative competence by providing the
opportunities to develop the basic skills of a language: listening, speaking, interacting,
reading and writing. The main emphasis of these courses is on communication and,
therefore, class attendance is essential.
After the successful completion of Elementary Spanish I and II, the student will be able to
-handle a number of communicative tasks that involve narrating and describing in the past,
asking and talking about future actions, making hypothesis and expressing variable degrees
-identify and produce the sounds of the Spanish language and relate them with the Spanish
-create with language in order to write one-page compositions regarding familiar topics
-employ and thus, develop reading strategies to compensate for lexical gaps and interpret
implied meanings in written texts
-summarize the main ideas and interpret different types of written genres
-observe and interpret cultural aspects of the community the student lives immersed in.
Assessment and testing procedures will be representative of the type of language instruction
offered through classroom activities. Each course (SPAN 111 and 112) will have an
independent grade, calculated with the following components.
Midterm- 35% + final- 35%
Oral tasks- 10%
Homework and written assignments- 10%
In-class participation- 10%
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.