A fully integrated introductory Spanish course. The course is designed for beginning Spanish students whose learning objectives and needs are in any of the following categories: continued language study, business purposes, or travel. The emphasis is to develop proficiency in communicative skills concentrating on the dynamic application of the living language taught through dialog, phonetics, and vocabulary. A strong grammar foundation and other basic language skills are taught through actual phrases and sentences, helping the student develop an instinctive sense of the correct usage. These objectives will be achieved through the following approaches: speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural studies.
- Identify features of everyday life and culture in multiple countries where the language is spoken.
- Orally communicate short messages and ask questions on a variety of everyday topics with novice-level pronunciation.
- Meet the demands of practical writing situations at a novice level, using basic vocabulary and grammatical structures.
- Identify key words, aural cognates, and formulaic expressions that are highly contextualized.