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Foreign Language

Chairperson: Max Olmedo

Spanish Level 1 for Heritage Speakers

This course is designed at a basic-intermediate level to introduce students to the fundamentals of the Spanish language grammar (orthography, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics), to the richness of Peninsular, Latin American, Caribbean, and Chicano Literature, as well as to the diverse cultures of Spanish-speaking countries and groups in order to successfully communicate in linguistically and culturally appropriate ways. Students acquire this basic knowledge through a balanced implementation of the three modes of communication (presentational, interpretive, interpersonal) to develop their language skills (speaking, listening, writing and reading) in the Spanish language. The three modes of communication defined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century are foundational to this course. This course is conducted exclusively in Spanish in order to provide students with an environment conducive to leaning the language, where they are encouraged to use it at all times.

Spanish Level 2 for Heritage Speakers

This course is designed at an intermediate-pre-advanced level to continue with the study of the Spanish language grammar (orthography, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics), the richness of Peninsular, Latin American, Caribbean, and Chicano Literature, and the diverse cultures of Spanish-speaking countries and groups to successfully communicate in linguistically and culturally appropriate ways. Students continue to acquire this knowledge through a balanced implementation of the three modes of communication (presentational, interpretive, interpersonal) to further develop their language skills (speaking, listening, writing and reading) in the Spanish language. The three modes of communication defined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century are foundational to this course. This course is conducted exclusively in Spanish in order to provide students with an environment conducive to leaning the language, where they are encouraged to use it at all times.

Spanish Level 1 for Non-Heritage Speakers

This course introduces the essentials of the Spanish language grammar and main cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking countries and groups to successfully communicate in linguistically and culturally appropriate ways. Students acquire this basic knowledge through a balanced implementation of the three modes of communication (presentational, interpretive, interpersonal) to develop their language skills (speaking, listening, writing and reading) in the Spanish language. The three modes of communication defined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century are foundational to this course. This course is conducted mostly in Spanish in order to provide students with an environment conducive to leaning the language, where they are encouraged to use it at all times.

Spanish Level 2 for Non-Heritage Speakers

This course is a continuation of Spanish I for Non-Heritage Speakers. It continues addressing the essentials of the Spanish language grammar and main cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking countries and groups to successfully communicate in linguistically and culturally appropriate ways. Students acquire this basic knowledge through a balanced implementation of the three modes of communication (presentational, interpretive, interpersonal) to continue to develop their language skills (speaking, listening, writing and reading) in the Spanish language. The three modes of communication defined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century are foundational to this course. This course is conducted mostly in Spanish in order to provide students with an environment conducive to leaning the language, where they are encouraged to use it at all times.